Spokane Taiko is a non-profit organization that was originally founded in October 1997 by Michiko Takaoka (Mukogawa Fort Wright Girls Institute) and Atsumi McCauley.
Since December 2010, it has been under the directorship of Aaron Mark. As of October 2016, it has been under the leadership of Johanna Fugitt.
We seek to build community and create awareness through the traditional music, and especially rhythms, of Japan. Members of Spokane Taiko experience a journey in building relationships, physical stamina, focus, and cooperation (just to name a few). These skills not only contribute to a fine-tuned kumi-daiko ensemble, but to a harmonious lifestyle even outside the group. The culture that surrounds the art of taiko is one that involves patience and discipline in every aspect of life.