Educational Assembly Performance
Artist in Residence Program
Grades K thru High School


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About our Assembly Performance

One World Taiko’s educational assembly presents a style of Japanese drumming that features dynamic and fluid movement as well as heart pounding percussion. Taiko means “drum” in Japanese. They have presented their exciting program of Japanese taiko drumming to students throughout the US for the past 13 years. The music is drawn from Japan’s ancient tradition of lively and spirited festival drumming and One World Taiko’s own creative rhythms, arrangements and choreography, adding a modern spirit to the ancient tradition of taiko.

“awesome, captivating, powerfully fast drumming and exciting choreography”

They perform on drums ranging from the large odaiko, measuring 4 feet by 2 1/2 feet, to the smallest shimedaiko, the size of a snare drum. They explain the styles of drums and accompanying instruments, the history of taiko and how it is played interwoven with traditional and original compositions. Following a lively clapping exercise with the audience, volunteers will be invited up to play the taiko. The assembly performance is appropriate for all age groups.

“outstanding mastery of art and ability to relate to children was exemplary”

Gary Tsujimoto and Nancy Ozaki have been performing for over twenty years throughout the US and in Europe and Japan. They performed for 4 years as resident taiko drummers at Walt Disney World Epcot Center’s Japan Pavilion and were on the Young Audiences’ rosters in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO.

“best assembly, fascinating, new and exciting, educational, cultural and musical, fast-paced, relatable, fun, loud, making the floor vibrate and taking the audience in by the beat of the drums, keeping their attention throughout, entertained and enlightened, excellent interaction with the audience”

Students, teachers and principals describing our assembly program



Culminating student performance of our Artist in Residency
at Centrum's Young Artist Project


Centrum Taiko Class Video

This video is an excerpt of our Centrum Explorations taiko class performance. The students named themselves Taiko Ryu. This finale performance culminated our 1 week residency of taiko instruction which also included teaching the students aspects of Japanese culture, language and history. This song is our arrangement of Osuwa Daiko's Hiryu San Dan Gaeshi.



Artist in Residency at Fernwood Elementary in Bothel


Nancy Ozaki of One World Taiko was on the Washington State Arts Commission
Roster of Teaching Artists selected by a panel of arts educators.
She has been on this Arts Commission Roster from 2003 through 2013.

Washington State Arts Commission

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and our informational brochure:

Performance Request Form

Assembly Performance Brochure


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