Young Drummers

There’s energy in the air but what’s it for?

He hits the Taiko well, in safe teenwear, scoring the points but standing uneasily as if this only gets indirectly at what’s on his mind.

She stands like a young lady well finished, in a dress fitted for propriety, and dutifully beats out the instructions, making good company.

At a children’s-favourite drum toy advertising Christmas songs out of season.

They’re energised with something but what’s it for? Booming drums into the cacophony like fountains in the rain.

Photographer and writer covering Tokyo arcade life – the videogames, the metropolis and the people