Music has always been a central part of my life. After years of encouragement from the many people I have met during my various performances, I have finally put together a collection of original songs. As my debut album, I have introduced several different types of music. This project is the culmination of years of effort on the part of all participants. The taiko drum performances are done by drummers who trained in the most rigorous program in Japan and have devoted their lives to their art. I hope that these songs touch you in a special way! --Yukari.