Taiko drums are traditional Japanese drums used historically to summon spirits for fortune, strength and harmony. Their powerful sounds are rumoured to shake the earth and heavens above. A mighty thunderous sound yet, much like the sound of a mother’s heartbeat to her child, it can be rhythmically soothing. The Taiko was also used to control insects which threatened the crops in the field of farmers. Taiko was also used in entertainment and many other aspects of life.