The modern and physically powerfully is comprised of dozens of musician-athletes.

They travel with 40 Taiko drums, ranging in size from 10 kg to 500 kg. 

The Drummers start each performance by hitting a Japanese Taiko drum, made from a 400 year-old tree.

They move their entire bodies to strike the instrument, with the belief that the drumbeat, like the heart beat, is the very pulse of life.   

The JHONETSU-PASSION Tour marks the Taiko troupe's 26th season.