Date of Birth:
June 20, 1992
Yachiyo, Chiba

Kodo Blog: Jun JIDAI


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. He is often featured in Kodo’s comical numbers, which let his sunny personality shine through.

In 2018 and 2022, Jidai served as the director of the School Workshop Performance tour. He also directed the 2022 Kodo Sado Island Performance in Shukunegi. Jidai also leads taiko workshops on Kodo’s tours, offering instruction to people of all ages in Japan, the USA, Europe, and China to date. 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.

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