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Many artists that watched the destruction of the Great East Japan Earthquake a year ago have said in media interviews that they’ve struggled with how to interpret the disaster. The taiko (drum) troupe at the International Christian University is no different.

The students titled their performance “Shichitenbatto,” which is an old Japanese saying that literally translates as “rolling seven times, falling eight times.” The saying is meant to describe a feeling of writhing in agony.

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