Hear the drums beat

Members of the Yuujou Daiko group perform on the steps of the Nakaoka Community Center at the March 19 Koi Show. Front row from left are Raymond Jimenez, instructor Don Balser and Shawn Morimoto. Yuujou Daiko practices at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute one Sunday’s at 2 p.m. Balser has been with the Japanese drum group for eight years, while Morimoto and Jimenez have been members for six and four years respectively. Additional photos on page 12.