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Help find San Francisco Taiko Dojo a new space!

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San Francisco Taiko Dojo will release the funds from this campaign to Nancy Lee, entrusted as our long-time senior member of Taiko Dojo and as the Strategic Financial Controller of this campaign.

She will oversee accounting activities and ensure that ledgers accurately reflect money coming in and out from this fundraiser. Based on accounting data, she will also impact decision-making, forecasting, and budgeting at the organizational level.



San Francisco Taiko Dojo was founded in 1968 by Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka, who is considered the father of modern taiko in North America. San Francisco Taiko Dojo is the first taiko group to be established in the United States and has had more than 15,000 men, women and children of all walks of life study under the instruction of Tanaka Sensei, many of which have gone on to begin over 250 other taiko groups throughout the United States and Canada. Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka has been recognized as a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment of the Arts and was presented the Order of the Rising Sun Gold and Silver Rays by the Emperor of Japan, in addition to many other awards and accolades over his 50-plus years dedicated to promoting taiko.


Evicting San Francisco Taiko Dojo from its current space would mean the organization would have to cease operations immediately until a new practice and storage facility is procured. Like many performing arts organizations, the pandemic has already been adversely impacted, losing class income and closing the Taiko Dojo showroom in San Francisco’s Japantown in 2020. Losing their current space could spell the end of a vital performing and cultural arts institution that has played a foundational role in giving birth to the modern taiko movement and been an anchor in the Bay Area cultural arts scene.

Thank you for supporting San Francisco Taiko Dojo, and we look forward to finding a new home so we can continue spreading the power, energy and love of taiko.










  • Andrea Sugano
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Masataka Kobayashiin
    • $300 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 2 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

San Francisco Taiko Dojo SFTD
South San Francisco, CA
Nancy Lee

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