In 1974, Hoshino Gakki Ten Inc. began the production of drums under the name of Tama. The Tama name was previously used as a subsidiary or Hoshino Gakki to manufacture guitars and amps for Ibanez. “Tama” was the name of the wife of the owner of the company, and means “jewel”. To this day, Tama is a name to remember if you buy drums online, as the company is dedicated to producing high quality drums and hardware. The Tama Imperialstar is one of their highest selling models, especially when you want a beginners drumkit online that is highly versatile and durable.