Yesterday a tribute was held for Oguchi Sensei, who died last year after being hit by a car at age 84. Daihachi Oguchi is credited for taking the traditional taiko and bringing it to the modern music scene which started the spread of kumi-daiko around Japan and the world.
The following 3 videos are from the tribute. The first 2 are Tanaka Sensei, from San Francisco Taiko Dojo, sharing a few memories. In the final video, members of taiko groups from all around North America gather to perform Hiryu Sandan Gaeshi. This song was written by Daihachi Oguchi.