Date of Birth:
Nov. 3, 1996
Yamato, Kanagawa


Seita Saegusa entered the Kodo Apprentice Centre in 2015 and became a Kodo member in 2018. On stage, Saegusa is mainly featured on taiko drums. Since his debut year, he has been cast in the ensemble’s signature powerhouse pieces such as O-daiko and Yatai-bayashi, gaining experience in the most physically demanding roles from early on. Saegusa is also adept at singing and composing. His compositions have been featured in a wide range of productions from School Workshop Performances to Kodo’s main stage performances, including the auspicious “Kodo 40th Anniversary Concert Series” at Tokyo’s Bunkamura Orchard Hall in 2021.
When Kodo and Sado Island’s annual music festival Earth Celebration was forced to go virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saegusa directed and appeared in “SADO × KODO—Good Weather, Good Vibrations at Onogame,” which was filmed at one of Sado’s leading tourist attractions: a majestic monolith by the sea. This spirited performance shared Kodo’s music and Sado’s stunning nature with a global audience online.


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