“True teaching, infinite sound vibrates and flows in ten directions.” --Larger Volume of Amida Sutra
image courtesy of San Jose Taiko



Hand-crafted Japanese style drums made in Northern California:


Shime Taiko
Shime Daiko
Okedo Taiko
Okedo Taiko
Nagado Taiko
Nagado Taiko
Uchiwa
Uchiwa
Philosophy
Philosophy
Bio/History
Bio/History
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Links
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ENDORSEMENTS

"Mark Miyoshi's taiko are very special. Every single aspect of the instruments he creates is alive with his energy and spirit. His sincerity, caring, respect, honesty, generosity, and spirituality are all embodied in his work. Mark has continually perfected his unique and creative drum building technique to become the foremost innovator and maker of American style taiko. From the ingenious taiko bodies to the drum skins to the drum stands, Mark's talents and skills as a craftsman are  exceptional.

Mark Miyoshi wholeheartedly gives of himself to every project he undertakes. A Miyoshi taiko is something to be treasured and is really a gift from Mark."

RUSSEL BABA & JEANNE MERCER
SHASTA TAIKO



"Respected for his pioneering work in crafting taiko, Mark Miyoshi's superior quality craftsmanship and designs have greatly nfluenced  taiko-making outside of Japan. To this day, many groups and individuals continue to follow his work as a basic template to craft their drums. Mark's technique of making taiko maintains the utmost integrity--an act of love and ritual, with the hopes that his taiko will bring people together "to play, to hear, to grow, and to connect as One," His taiko brings a voice of vitality and a presence to 'community.'"

SAN JOSE TAIKO



"Mark's taiko are special. He is without a doubt, in my mind, the finest taiko maker outside of Japan. The combination of craftsmanship, artistry, spirit, and love that he puts into his instruments is rare. Even in Japan there are very few single individuals who create taiko totally, step by step, by themselves (including body, skins, finishing, and stands). Although I have a special relationship with Miyamoto Taiko in Tokyo, I appreciate what Mark has done for the art of taiko making in North America."

KENNY ENDO


Miyoshi Daiko
P.O. Box 774, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Phone: (530) 926-4408

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