New Hampshire
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Hokuto Taiko Dojo

After spending a decade training in the art of wadaiko (Japanese drumming) with master taiko drummer sensei Ishikura Takemasa, Jason Seymore made the decision in 2014 to leave his native Florida home and sow new roots in New Hampshire. After discovering that there were no schools or groups dedicated to Japanese drumming in the state, Jason made it his mission to bring the joys of taiko to the beautiful communities in New Hampshire. Today, Hokuto Taiko Dojo (translated to "northeast drumming school") is working hard as the first and only school for Japanese drumming in the state to create value in the local communities through education, performance, and cultural immersion. 

As a 501(c)(3) organization, Hokuto Taiko Dojo's vision is to create a vibrant and diverse community of people in New Hampshire and New England who share the same passion and support of Japanese culture; to see a world come closer together through the sound and teaching of wadaiko (Japanese drumming).

Our mission is to provide and engage with local communities throughout the state of New Hampshire, and New England with the opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture through the art of "wadaiko" or, Japanese drumming, as well as other Japanese performing arts; with the intent on promoting positive images of Japanese culture and history, thereby promoting greater cross-cultural understanding of the country of Japan and its deeply-rooted heritage.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Jason
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 3928
Concord, NH 03302
Physical Address: 
28 Buttrick Rd.
Londonderry, NH 03053
Last Name: 
Seymore
Phone: 
407-443-6557

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Traditional
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Music - Ethnic / World
Year Founded: 
2017
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Japanese
Institution/Business Type: 
Schools of the Arts
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Preservation / Conservation
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
15
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$30
Fee Range Maximum: 
$35