- Jun JIDAI
- Date of Birth:
- June 20, 1992
- Yachiyo, Chiba
Jun Jidai played taiko at high school before moving to Sado Island to join Kodo. He entered the Kodo Apprentice Centre in 2011, and became a Kodo member in 2014. On stage, he is featured mainly on taiko drums, metal percussion instruments, and in dance pieces. Jidai is a multi-talented performer whose adaptability, physical suppleness, and sensitivity add range and depth to his artistic expression.
In 2018, Jidai served as the team leader and director of the School Workshop Performance tour, which he also appeared in as a cast member. In 2020, he stood out in “Kodo One Earth Tour: Tsuzumi” as a powerful dancer in Hitohi and the first taiko soloist in the climatic Yatai-bayashi finale.
In recent years, Jidai has also taken on teaching roles, leading workshops since 2018 on Kodo’s international tours. Since 2021, he has expanded his teaching to include Kodo’s apprentices along with students attending Kodo Taiko School online from all over Japan and around the world.
Jidai is currently managing Kodo’s official Instagram account, using his passion for photography to connect with fans through social media.