I was asked to document a friend's Taiko group in Ishinomaki recently. I went along to one of their rehearsals to see what they were like to film. The small room was filled with Taiko and performers and the daughter of one of the performers. She was so naturally part of the group weaving in and out of them as they performed, never once getting in the way... well except for this one time... watch the video :)
Thanks to all the performers!
A longer version of the Taiko groups performances is in the planning, stay tuned