Wadaiko: Japanese Drum Ensemble

Japanese drums or taiko are among the most powerful of all percussive instruments. Used since ancient times to send messages to faraway people and heavenly deities, today they feature in one of the most dynamic of Japan's performing arts. Kumidaiko is a taiko ensemble comprised of drums of various sizes and shapes, each played with a different rhythm and dynamic choreography, producing thunderous beats that shake both body and soul. Explore the spirituality behind kumidaiko.