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This year Echigo Oyashirazu Taiko, a local taiko group in Itoigawa, Niigata, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Kodo was invited to join them for a special performance to commemorate their milestone year.
Around 50 people took part in the performance, ranging from elementary school children to adults. All of the performers took the stage for the finale to play a festive piece together. It was my first time to perform with other taiko groups and I offered them my sincere congratulations by performing from the bottom of my heart. The whole theater was filled with so many smiles and such loud applause.
The elementary school children, who belong to a group called Koshirazu Taiko, performed with all their might and the adults performed with such power. They all had such wonderful smiles. It was such a special occasion and I am so grateful that I got to take part in it. Thank you for having us, Echigo Oyashirazu Taiko! I wish you and Koshirazu Taiko all the best for your future activities!
Kodo Appearance at “2015 Taiko Festival in Oumi”
Oct. 11 (Sun), 2015 Oumi Sogo Bunka Kaikan Kirara Hall, Itoigawa, Niigata
A new female member joined us for our current “Mystery” tour. Her name is Tomoe Miura and she is a brand new junior member.
She has only just finished her apprenticeship, but right off the bat she has been exposed to so many challenges: life overseas, jet lag, difference climates, various theaters, hotel life, and giving performances in front of actual audiences.
Her eagerness and determination provide a breath of fresh air on this tour, which inspires us and makes us take a good look at our own mindsets, too.
As we perform and rehearse the various pieces, new ideas emerge and shape the programme in new ways. You can see the individuality of each cast member developing in each piece as we progress on this tour. The “Mystery” production had its final Japan performance last year, but it is now undergoing a renaissance as we perform it on tour in North America.