One of my greatest joys when I was living in Shanghai was to be a member of a Japanese Taiko Drumming group. I only had time to learn a few songs, but words cannot describe the feelings one has when banging on these amazing drums with 20 other people. The members were so wonderful, cordial, and took me in and treated my as one of their own. I will never forget it. This video is dedicated to them and to the people of Japan.