“Workshop Performance in Ono, Hyogo” by Kenta Nakagome
Kodo Workshop Performance in Ono, Kyoto
This venue is very close to where Tsuyoshi Maeda grew up and many of people who have supported him all along came to see this performance.
Tsuyoshi was so relaxed as he played taiko and sang songs to this audience in response to their warmth and hopes. I’m sure he has kept improving since childhood by performing for them, gaining skill with each performance. I felt that I saw his true roots through this performance. We all enjoyed performing in such a warm atmosphere.
This Workshop Performance programme, directed by Tsuyoshi, premiered at the end of 2013. This current tour is the last tour for this particular programme. We have improved as a small ensemble through our performances every day. I know I will enjoy performing this programme right until the very end of our tour!