From 2009 to 2013, Kodo produced an electronic newsletter targeted at its foreign audience, sent out as a PDF and available for download on the Kodo website. Eleven issues published per year (A4/ Average size: 8 pages/ Color, interactive PDF/ New Year issue is Jan-Feb combined.)

Archives: Kodo eNews

Vol. 46 December 2013

  • Season's Greetings & Goodbye to Kodo eNews
  • Kodo One Earth Tour 2013: Mystery
    A report by Sachiko Tamashige and Notes from the Producer Nobuyuki Nishimura
  • "Kodo One Earth Tour 2014: Legend" Heads to Europe
  • Updates from KASA
  • Kodo Close-Up: Chieko Kojima
    An interview with Johnny Wales
  • Kodo Juku 2013 - Eiichi Saito's Live-In Taiko Workshop
  • From the Kodo eNews Production Team
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2013 - 2014

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Vol. 45 November 2013

  • A Season for Giving Thanks
  • Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando & Kodo Performers on Kodo One Earth Tour 2013: Mystery
  • Reflections on Kodo One Earth Tour: Legend
  • Photo Album: Amaterasu 2013
  • Kodo eNews: Last Issue in December 2013
  • Kodo Performance Information by Email: Coming Soon!
  • Yoshikazu Fujimoto & Yoko Fujimoto Guest Appearance in Vancouver, Canada
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2013 - 2014

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Vol. 44 October 2013

  • Together & Full Of Power: Earth Celebration 2013
  • New Faces in the New-Look Amaterasu
  • Earth Celebration 2013 Report Impressions by Johnny Wales
  • Member Notices: Masami Miyazaki, Shogo Yoshii
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2013 - 2014

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Vol. 43 August 2013

  • Time to Celebrate
  • Amaterasu Tokyo Performances
  • A Lifetime of Earth Celebration by Daniel H. Rosen
  • Report on Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island - Summer
  • Coming Up: One Earth Tours In Japan and Europe
  • Sado’s Bunya Ningyo (Puppet Drama): Then and Now by Johnny Wales
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2013 - 2014

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Vol. 42 July 2013

  • Summer is Here
  • Photo Report: Spring (including Kodo in Asakusa)
  • Earth Celebration 2013
    Hiromitsu Agatsuma Interview: “Expressing Japanese Sounds and Rhythms”
  • Joining the Asano Taiko U.S. Grand Opening Event
  • Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island: Summer
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2013 - 2014

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Vol. 41 June 2013

  • Announcing "Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery"
  • Rolex Japan Presents "Amaterasu" Press Conference
  • Makoto Shimazaki a.k.a Shimazaki Sensei
    An interview by Johnny Wales
  • Earth Celebration 2013: Explore the Nature of Sado Island
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2013 - 2014

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Vol. 40 May 2013

  • Here, There, and Everywhere
  • Rolex Japan Presents "Amaterasu"
  • Earth Celebration 2013 “Japanese Music: An Evolution”
  • Come to See Kodo in Asakusa! (One Earth Tour 2013: Legend)
  • Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island: Summer
  • Experience Taiko & Sea Kayaking on Sado Island
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2013 - 2014

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Vol. 39 April 2013

  • Back in Japan
  • Japan Cultural Envoy Chieko Kojima in Spain
    A report by Yuta Kato
  • Kaguyahime: “Resetting Our Musical Performance Intuition”
  • Taking to the World Stage: New Kodo Members on First Tour Abroad
  • Tatakokan, the Sado Island Taiko Centre
    Johnny Wales talks to Shin'ichi Sogo, a.k.a. Shinchan Sensei
  • Kodo Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando Made Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2013

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Vol. 38 March 2013

  • Kodo in Las Vegas: A Report By Blue Man Adam Erdossy
  • Greetings from the Kodo Group
  • Photo Albums: Tomohiro Mitome, Eri Uchida
  • Coming Up in 2013
  • Japan Cultural Envoy Yoshikazu Fujimoto Goes to China
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2013

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Vol. 37 February 2013

  • Happy New Year
  • "Legend" in December
  • Tamasaburo Bando Performances in Paris
  • Coming Up in 2013
  • Yoko Goes West: Kodo eNews’ Johnny Wales talks to Yoko Fujimoto
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2013

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Vol. 36 December 2012

  • "One Earth Tour: Legend" in Japan and USA
  • Kodo at Kanamaru-za
  • "Kaguyahime" at Opéra National de Paris' Palais Garnier
  • Kodo Close-up: Masayuki Sakamoto, Performer
  • Eat, Play, Love: Kodo Juku 2012 Report by Melanie Taylor
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012-2013

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Vol. 35 November 2012

  • A Season for Collaboration and Exploration
  • Kodo To Appear at the Paris Opera
  • Kaguyahime: The Moon Princess With Les Grands Ballets in Montreal
  • Reflections on Kodo & TaikOz in Concert Australia Tour
  • 2012 KASA/MIX Report by Yuta Kato
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012-2013

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Vol. 34 October 2012

  • In Japan, Australia and Canada
  • Kaguyahime in Canada
  • Earth Celebration 2012
    A personal view by Johnny Wales
  • Kodo One Earth Tour 2013: Legend - U.S.A. Tour
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012-2013

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Vol. 33 September 2012

  • A Memorable 25th Earth Celebration
  • Four Founders Recognized as "Distinguished Members"
  • Kodo and their Schools
  • Kakinoura Kodo Apprentice Centre Visit
  • Upcoming Performances in September & October
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012-2013

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Vol. 32 August 2012

  • Let the 25th Earth Celebration Commence: Messages from Kodo's Shogo Yoshii & guest artist Anna Sato
  • EC-Related Event: Sado Experience Festival
  • Dadan 2012 & School Workshop-Performance Tour: Reports by staff member M. Taylor
  • Annoucing New "One Earth Tour" Dates
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012-2013

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Vol. 31 July 2012

  • School Workshop Performance Tour 2012
  • OET Legend: A report by staff member M. Taylor
  • Collaboration with TaikOz Down Under
  • EC 2012 Guest Artist Hiromitsu Agatsuma
  • Kaguyahime: East Meets West in Montreal
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012

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Vol. 30 June 2012

  • Getting Ready for Earth Celebration
  • Introducing "Legend"
  • Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island
  • Dadan Explained by Its "Drumming Men"
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012

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Vol. 29 May 2012

  • Three New Productions
  • New 30th Anniversary DVD "Kodo Honoka"
  • Earth Celebration 2012 with Kodo on Sado Island
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012

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Vol. 28 April 2012

  • The Next 30 Years
  • Coming Up: New Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando's First Production "Legend"
  • Introducing Kodo's New Ensemble Leader, Tomohiro Mitome
  • Hanayui USA 2012 Tour: Collaboration Reports
  • Kodo Arts Sphere America Presents KASA/MIX 2012 (Sep. 2-13)
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012

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Vol. 27 March 2012

  • Paris Dadan Concerts Sold Out
  • Kodo 30th Anniversary One Earth Tour 2012 Europe
  • Photo Album: Masayuki Sakamoto
  • Kodo Cultural Foundation Becomes a Public Interest Corporation
  • Kodo's Founding Members to Hold Long-Season Performances on Sado Island
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012

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Vol. 26 February 2012

  • New Year's Greeting, 30th Anniversary One Earth Tour in Europe
  • Dadan Takes the Stage in Paris
  • A Look at December 2011 in Tokyo, Japan and Manchester, UK
  • Onidaiko (Demon Drum Dance) of Sado Island, a personal view.
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2012

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Vol. 25 December 2011

  • Kodo 30th Anniversary One Earth Tour Japan 2011, Europe 2012
  • The Kodo Apprentice Centre
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 24 November 2011

  • Kodo Dadan Concert: Foreign Debut in Paris
  • From Hokkaido to Okinawa on the Kodo 30th Anniversary One Earth Tour in Japan
  • Hanayui USA Tour 2012
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 23 October 2011

  • Announcing Kodo's New Structure
  • Sharing Our Energy on Tour In the Harvest Season
  • Earth Celebration 2011
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 22 September 2011

  • Earth Celebration 2011 Photo Album
  • Kodo 30th Anniversary One Earth Tour in Japan Continues
  • A Report on Ayagoromo - Mindful Transitions
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 21 August 2011

  • Raising the Curtain for Earth Celebration Together
  • For the First Time Ever, Live Worldwide Streaming of EC!
  • Enjoy Niigata This Summer!
  • Kodo Close-up: Yuichiro Funabashi
  • 24 Hours on Tour in Niigata
  • Yoko Fujimoto in LA: Ayagoromo - Mindful Transitions
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 20 July 2011

  • Earth Celebration 2011
  • Join Kodo on Sado Island for Performances at 3 Local Festivals!
  • On Tour in Japan
  • Kodo 30th Anniversary Publication
  • Kodo Beat Bids Farewell
  • Sammy Goes Shopping
  • Kodo School Workshop-Performance Tour May-July 2011
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 19 June 2011

  • Join Kodo on Sado Island this August for Earth Celebration!
  • Taking our Energy to the People of Japan
  • Kodo 30th Anniversary One Earth Tour
  • Announcing Sony Music Foundation Concerts for Kids featuring Kodo
  • Kodo Dadan & Amaterasu Encore Performances
  • Spring on Sado
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 18 May 2011

  • Heartbeat Project
  • Kodo 30th Anniversary Tour 2011 Japan: North & East
  • New Faces
  • Taro Okamoto & Kodo: A Collaboration of Spirits
  • Kodo 30th Anniversary Goods On Sale Now
  • Yoga with Sammy
  • WOWOW Special Program Blue Man x Kodo - Blue Man Meets Wadaiko!
  • KASA Workshop & Concert Tour with Chieko Kojima and Kaoru Watanabe
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 17 April 2011

  • In the Wake of Disaster
  • Our Members, Our Domestic Tour, and on Helping Japan
  • Kodo Turns 30
  • Photo Album: Kazuki Imagai
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 16 March 2011

  • Good news for Kodo 2010 soloists: Sunahata in “Gnosis" & Yoshii in “Babel"
  • On Tour Now in Canada & USA
  • Yoshikazu Fujimoto: Teaching in Australia
  • Winter Memoirs of a Kodo Apprentice
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 15 February 2011

  • New Album Akatsuki is on sale now!
  • On the Road Again - Touring in North America
  • “Sammy" by Masami Miyazaki
  • Chieko Kojima - KASA Workshop & Concert Tour, USA
  • The Seasons of Sado Island: Winter
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 14 January 2011

  • Happy New Year from Sado Island!
  • New Kodo Album Akatsuki On Sale January 22, 2011
  • Kodo December Concerts 2010
  • Dance Award Nomination for Yoshie Sunahata
  • Chindon Kodon 2010
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2011- 2012

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Vol. 13 December 2010

  • December with Kodo
  • Kodo 30th Anniversary - One Earth Tour
  • Kodo Online Store in English ~ Year-End Update
  • Kodo Costume
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2010~2011

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Vol. 12 November 2010

  • Kodo One Earth Tour: Fall 2010
  • Photo Album: Tomohiro Mitome
  • KASA/MIX 2010 Report
  • Yoshikazu Fujimoto's 60th Birthday Celebration
  • Autumn on Sado Island
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2010~2011

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Vol. 11 October 2010

  • About the Kodo Apprentice Centre
  • Kodo Europe Festival Tour ~ Corsica, France & Gent, Belgium
  • Kodo December Concerts
  • Kodo Online Store in English ~ Autumn Update
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2010 - 2011

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Vol. 10 September 2010

  • The Kodo Way of Life
  • Kodo Europe Festival Tour ~ Corsica, France & Gent, Belgium
  • Earth Celebration 2010
  • Yoshikazu Fujimoto Guest Instructor at TaikOz January Taiko Intensive 2011
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2010 - 2011

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Vol. 9 August 2010

  • Shiroyama Concert Artistic Director, Yuichiro Funabashi, Reflects on EC
  • About the Kodo Cultural Foundation
  • Kodo's Shogo Yoshii Reports on Rehearsals with A Filetta
  • “Sammy" by Masami Miyazaki
  • Kodo One Earth Tour 2010 - Autumn
  • Kodo Performance Schedule 2010 - 2011

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Vol. 8 July 2010

  • Spring School Work-shop Performance Tour: May 2010
  • The Elements of Kodo Performances
  • Kitaushima “Kuruma-taue" (Spiral Rice Planting)
  • Yoko Fujimoto Voice Circle in the USA
  • The Seasons of Sado Island: Summer

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Vol. 7 June 2010

  • Kaguyahime Opens at Opéra National de Paris on June 11
  • One Earth Tour: Japan
  • An Invitation Back To Our Roots
  • Earth Celebration Digest

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Vol. 6 May 2010

  • Join us this summer on Sado for Earth Celebration 2010!
  • Forest & Soul - The Annual Kodo Villager's Event
  • Kodo "Dadan" DVD
  • Introducing "Sammy"
  • Kodo Performances 2010 Coming up this year
  • Kodo Arts Sphere America Presents KASA/MIX 2010

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Vol. 5 April 2010

  • Shogo Yoshii Appearing in Babel with Cast from 14 Nations
  • Kodo Junior Members Advance to Full Stage
  • Kodo One Earth Tour 2010 Europe Feedback
  • Sado Island Taiko Centre (Tatako-kan) Makes Finding a Workshop Easy
  • Kodo Performances 2010 Coming up this year

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Vol. 4 March 2010

  • Kodo Ubusuna: On Tour This Month Only!
  • One Earth Tour - Europe 2010 Update
  • Dadan Encore Performances Coming This July
  • About Friends of Kodo
  • Kodo Performances 2010

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Vol. 3 February 2010

  • Starting the New Year with a Big Bang: Kodo Hits Europe
  • Kodo Performances 2010 An Overview of the Year Ahead
  • Kodo Village at the Turn of the Year

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Vol. 2 January 2010

  • Coming Up: Kodo One Earth Tour 2010 Europe and Encore Ubusuna Performances in Japan
  • Kodo to appear in Opéra National de Paris Performances of Kaguyahime
  • Reflections on Dadan
  • December, Kodo-style
  • Yoshie Sunahata in Akram Khan's New Piece Gnosis - World Tour

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Vol. 1 December 2009

  • It's December Concert Time!
  • One Earth Tour 2010 Kicks Off in Europe
  • Reflections on Dadan
  • Announcing Motofumi Yamaguchi's Debut Solo Album: Ikkan Fugetsu

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