Dozens of musicians enter the stage filled with drums of various sizes and sounds all surrounding a 500-kilogram (which is more than half a ton) Odaiko drum.
They start striking a Japanese taiko drum made from a 400-year-old tree with movements that use their bodies and souls to form a powerful surge of energy. That energy engulfs the audience as people's bodies jump and their hearts race faster as they are uplifted in sync with the powerful sounds.
This unending circuit of energy exchange between musician and audience is the cornerstone of every show by YAMATO.
It's energetic, noisy, varied and exhilarating."