Kodo Joins Sayuri Ishikawa for 45th Anniversary Commemorative Recital Tour (Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo)

Kodo will perform an array of Japanese instruments to accompany renowned enka (Japanese ballad) singer Sayuri Ishikawa during her upcoming 45th Anniversary Commemorative Recital tour in Japan.

“The heart of Japan” is the theme of this special performance. Kodo will play taiko and other Japanese instruments including shamisen (Japanese banjo) and shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute) to add rich Japanese sound to the six concerts in three major cities.
We hope you will come along to experience Sayuri Ishikawa’s world of song with Kodo’s unique accompaniment.

Sayuri Ishikawa Official Website: http://www.ishikawasayuri.com

Sayuri Ishikawa 45th Anniversary Commemorative Recital

[NAGOYA] Oct. 7 (Sat), 2017 Matinee Performance at 13:00 / Evening Performance at 17:00
Venue: Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
Inquiries: Ukai Kogyo ☎ Tel. 052-221-1166
Kodo Performers: Motofumi Yamaguchi, Tomohiro Mitome, Yuichiro Funabashi, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Yosuke Kusa, Tomoe Miura, Chie Yamawaki

[OSAKA] Nov. 3 (Fri/Public Hol.), 2017 Matinee Performance at 13:00 / Evening Performance at 17:00 

Venue: Festival Hall
Inquiries: Kyodo Information ☎ Tel. 0570-200-888 (10:00–18:00)
Kodo Performers: Tomohiro Mitome, Yuichiro Funabashi, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Yosuke Kusa, Tomoe Miura, Chihiro Watanabe

[TOKYO] Nov. 16 (Thu), 2017 Matinee Performance at 12:00 / Evening Performance at 17:00
Venue: Showa Women’s University Hitomi Memorial Hall Festival Hall
Inquiries: Sunrise Promotion Tokyo ☎ Tel. 0570-00-3337 (10:00–18:00)
Kodo Performers: Motofumi Yamaguchi, Tomohiro Mitome, Yuichiro Funabashi, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Yosuke Kusa, Tomoe Miura, Chihiro Watanabe

Sayuri Ishikawa

Sayuri Ishikawa is a singer who hails from Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu, Southern Japan. She made her debut in 1973 with single “Kakurenbo.” She received a Song Award at the 1977 Japan Record Awards for “Tsugaru Kaikyo-Fuyugeshiki” and made her first appearance on the iconic nationwide New-Year’s-Eve TV program “NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen” (Red & White Year-End Song Festival) that same year. She continued to receive numerous awards, producing hit after hit such as “Noto Hanto,” “Amagi-goe,” “Kaze no Bon Koiuta,” “Whiskey ga O-suki Desho,” and more. While mainly performing at her own recitals, she also established a unique genre of “song-play” by fusing song and drama on stage. After garnering acclaim from every direction, she was presented with the 62nd Agency for Cultural Affairs Performing Arts Festival Grand Prize for her song-play “Kiga Kaikyo” (Starvation Strait). In later years, Ishikawa ventured into producing new music that was not bound by any genre. She released album “X-Cross II” in 2014, which earned her an Excellent Album Award at the 56th Japanese Record Awards. In July 2017, she unveiled her latest work, “X-CrossⅢ.”

Sayuir Ishikawa Official Website: http://www.ishikawasayuri.com