Tomohiro MITOME Kodo Skills Specialist

Tomohiro MITOME
Tomohiro MITOME
Date of Birth:
Aug. 17, 1970
Adachi, Tokyo

Kodo Blog: Tomohiro MITOME


Tomohiro Mitome began playing taiko with a local group in his hometown when he was five. He entered the Kodo Apprentice Centre in 1989 and became a Kodo member in 1990. Mitome has toured extensively with Kodo throughout Japan and around the world ever since, often appearing center stage in Kodo’s most demanding pieces: Miyake, O-daiko, and Yatai-bayashi. 2020 marked his milestone 30th year with Kodo, which the entire group celebrated with a commemorative performance at Earth Celebration 2021: Kiseki—Tomohiro Mitome 30 Years with Kodo. Known for his precise technique and attention to every single beat of the drum, Mitome continues to broaden his activities through solo and small-group performances, as well as workshop instruction—all while remaining devoted to training Kodo’s next generation of performers at the Kodo Apprentice Centre.

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