FUKUHARA HYAKKYO (flute) and FUKUHARA TSURUKA (taiko)
Both artists are certified performers from the traditional Fukuhara clan performing actively in the Kabuki - Nagauta tradition as well as other collaborative works. Outside of Kabuki Theaters' house musicians, there are only a handful of certified classical players in Japan today. These players are in high demand for supporting roles in classical shamisen music, Kabuki music, and other festive music. Hyakkyo and Tsuruka are working in the classical tradition.