Akaiso Taiko -ARATA-

Rikuzentakata City, Iwate

Formed in 1991 to promote the spread of traditional Japanese taiko drums, this group from Tomari, Hirota Town, consisting mostly of young members, has performed numerous times at the local Kurosaki Shrine festival.
In 2015, at the first festival following earthquake, they released new musical pieces and expanded their performances to various events and visits to elderly care facilities. Since 2017, they have been active under the new name Akaiso Taiko – ARATA – with the intention of revitalizing Rikuzentakata.
Currently, they diligently practice every day, putting their souls into each beat and energetically performing in various places to touch the hearts of audiences.