Tag ‘Narumi Matsuda’
On May 6, we boarded a ferry bound for Kyushu. We are used to seeing the Sea of Japan from the Sado ferry, so it was fun to see different seas during this 15-hour journey.
While we were waiting for the ferry, some of us really enjoyed a quiz game. Everyone was somewhat excited so this trip felt different than our usual bus travel!
Kodo Performances in Kyushu!
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Kagoshima May 10 (Sat) Houzan Hall (Kagoshima Prefectural Culture Center) Start: 17:30/ Inquiries: Kagoshima Onkyo Tel. 099-226-3465
Miyazaki May 11 (Sun) Hyuga Bunka Koryu Center Start: 18:00/ Inquiries: Hyuga Bunka Koryu Center Tel. 0982-54-6111
Fukuoka May 13 (Tue) Fukuoka Symphony Hall Start: 18:30/ Inquiries: Picnic Ticket Center Tel. 050-3539-8330
Tsuyoshi Maeda from Kodo appeared in “FLAMENCO Sonezaki Shinju.”
The opening night performance was held on April 2 at the New National Theatre. It was a really enjoyable flamenco and live music programme. Tsuyoshi played taiko throughout the production and had a key role in each scene.
Here are pictures of the gorgeous lobby at the theater and Tsuyoshi working hard to tighten the ropes of the taiko all by himself.
“FLAMENCO Sonezaki Shinju” at New National Theater in Apr. 2 (Wed) – 6 (Thu)
On Saturday March 8, I went to practise for Iwasaki-den Sado Onikenbai (demon sword dance).
It’s cold in the hall in winter, but everyone works up a sweat under Yoshikazu Fujimoto’s instruction. There were a variety of participants today including the new Kodo junior members, some Kodo staff members, and locals including high school students. One of the great things about learning performing arts is that is brings people together who have very different everyday lives.
Iwasaki-den Sado Onikenbai: This group was formed after Yoshikazu Fujimoto was certified by the leader of Iwasaki Onikenbai, the group who upholds this traditional folk art (demon sword dance) in the Iwasaki area of Kitakami City in Iwate Prefecture.