Ryoma Tsurumi joined his local wadaiko (Japanese drum) team at the age of six, and was a member of his high school's wadaiko club. He entered the Kodo Apprentice Centre in 2012. As a junior member, Tsurumi was selected to perform key positions in the "DADAN" performances, which require dynamic, full-body expression: Tomoe on the Spain & France tour and Ajara on the Japan tour. Tsurumi became a Kodo member in 2015. On stage, he is featured mainly on taiko drums and metal percussion instruments. His eyes convey strong emotions and add a unique depth to his stage presence.