- Shogo KOMATSUZAKI
- Date of Birth:
- May 17, 1990
- Iwaki, Fukushima
Shogo Komatsuzaki entered the Kodo Apprentice Centre in 2009 and became a Kodo member in 2013. On stage, he is featured mainly on taiko drums, metal percussion instruments, vocals, and in dance pieces. Komatsuzaki brings a unique presence to the Kodo stage, making the most of his supple physique to explore a wide range of physical expression in both dance and taiko. He has a motivational presence within the Kodo Group, always brightening the mood with his amiable manner and smile. Komatsuzaki made his directorial debut with “Kodo Dance Night” at Earth Celebration 2018.
In recent years, he has broadened his activities to include teaching at Kodo Apprentice Centre since 2019 and appearing on Kodo Heartbeat Radio as a host since its launch in 2020. In 2021, Komatsuzaki was an instructor for Kodo Taiko School, teaching taiko online to students around the world. While learning from the past, he is passionately striving to create forums that shine a light on the value Kodo brings to the world, now and moving forward.