In 1974, Hoshino Gakki Ten Inc. began the production of drums under the name of Tama. To this day, Tama remains a well known and reputed maker of drumkits. Tama Drums are made of professional grade materials, and the product line is well known in the community. The Tama Imperialstar is one of their highest selling models, especially a beginner's first drumkit as well as highly versatile and durable.