Yoko FUJIMOTO Distinguished Member

Yoko FUJIMOTO
Name:
Yoko FUJIMOTO
Date of Birth:
July 23, 1952
Birthplace:
Shinjuku, Tokyo

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Yoko Fujimoto joined Sado no Kuni Ondekoza in 1976, and went on to become a founding member of Kodo when it formed in 1981. After three years as a performer, she stepped down from the stage to edit the monthly Kodo Japanese-language newsletter and act as an instructor to the apprentices. In 1989, Fujimoto began to sing again and has been a principal vocalist with Kodo ever since. In addition to Kodo, she performs in a range of solo and small-group projects, including “Ninin-Angya” with Yoshikazu Fujimoto and “Hanayui” with Kodo’s Chieko Kojima & Okinawan dancer Mitsue Kinjo. Since 1998, Fujimoto has led “Voice Circle” workshops, one of her self-proclaimed “life works.” She became a Kodo Distinguished Member in 2012. Fujimoto released her first solo album in 2008, “morisa komorisa”; her second solo album in 2014, “Yamazu Megurumo”; and a vocal album collaboration with Kodo in 2020, “Yume no Utsutsu—Tales from Sado Island.”

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