“First One Earth Tour Concert in Nanyo in 13 Years” by Narumi Matsuda
First Kodo Concert in Nanyo in 13 Years
I am a member of Kodo’s staff and Kodo gave a performance on July 4th in my hometown, Nanyo City in Yamagata Prefecture. This venue has been holding concerts since the 80’s when Kodo began and it is going to close its doors for good soon, so we were invited there as their final event. They began with a Kodo performance and wanted to finish as they had started.
I have a lot of memories of this hall from when I was little and to see the Kodo members perform there, well it was like I was being shown how my past and present are connected.
It’s a small town but the concert was sold out! I think it’s thanks to the great efforts of the hosting committee. The audience got really excited and their response even managed to surprise to the performers.
This venue will disappear but I hope that someday there will be a new opportunity for the sound of Kodo to return here again.