About Zashiki Warashi: Zashiki Warashi is a London based Taiko (Japanese drums) and Flute Duo, named after a mythical being, from the ancient Japanese folklore, that likes to cause mischief in a household while it brings a good fortune and wealth to the family.
Akinori Fujimoto and Mikey Kirkpatrick began the Zashiki Warashi Drum and Flute Duo in 2004 whilst studying at Goldsmiths College, University of London, as a way to connect their interest in acoustic and electronic music from around the world with their spiritual and philosophical discussions in a playful way.
In September 2018, the pair have focused their attention on the simplicity of combining Japanese Taiko with the Western flute and more from around the world, finding common themes in their cultures. Zashiki Warashi creates a world that bridges our imagination, the magical world, and the real world.
Just like 'Zashikiwarashi' likes to cause mischief, elements of playfulness is a part of their compositions.