Hobby: Reading, going to see taiko concerts. My nickname is Iruka (meaning ‘Dolphin’). Since I was a child I loved taiko sound that you hear at festivals. I was very moved when I came to Kyoto at age 19 and finally played taiko for the first time. I learned then, that taiko is alive. It communicates different things depending on your musical expression, and it is simple yet has a great depth to pursue. I look forward to enjoy taiko with you all!