Honoo Taiko, an all-female Japanese taiko drumming troupe from Ishikawa Prefecture, is ready to set the stage ablaze July 12 as they kick off their seven-city world tour in Tokyo.

The three fires igniting Honoo (which means, literally, “flame”) comprise 15-year veteran and founding member Akemi Jige, leader Miyuki Ikeda and the group’s newest addition, Megumi Syohji, an all-around percussionist.

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