Yesterday was Elijah's first taiko performance. Taiko means 'drum' in Japanese. They are REALLY loud drums...REALLY LOUD! He has been taking lessons for about 2 months now and is a shining star in the class.
There are 3 levels of Taiko - beginner's, intermediate and advanced. I think it's pretty cool the way the advanced members use their entire body when performing.
Here are some pictures and videos for your enjoyment.
Pretty random......Storm Trooper was there....not so sure why though? The event was the Misawa, Japan Special Olympics.....I think anything having to do with the American culture is a winner in Japan though.