- Chie YAMAWAKI
- Date of Birth:
- Feb. 4, 1993
- Mitoyo, Kagawa
Chie Yamawaki entered the Kodo Apprentice Centre in 2015 and became a Kodo member in 2018. On stage, Yamawaki is mainly featured on taiko drums, bamboo flutes, and vocals. Her passion for singing has seen her emerge as a solo vocalist, captivating audiences in Kodo 40th Anniversary touring productions in 2020 and 2021 with her emotive renditions of Kono Mine no in “Tsuzumi” and Inochi in “Warabe.”
In 2021, Yamawaki performed a lively lion dance as part of a duo with Moe Niiyama in “Warabe,” uncovering new facets of her expanding expressive range. She often has an air of cool sophistication in photos, so people are sometimes surprised by her warmth and humor when they meet her in person. Yamawaki’s passion for her craft radiates from the inside out.