In a converted schoolhouse in Iwakubi in Sado island the young people who will continue and expand on Kodo’s traditions are trained, not just in musical technique but also in body and spirit.

Beginning in April, apprentices live communally and train for two years. From this group, in January second year, probationary members are selected. These members spend one year as a probationary member and if they are successful, they eventually become a Kodo member.

We are looking for people of all backgrounds who are interested in becoming Kodo apprentices, and perhaps the next generation of Kodo players and staff. Apprentices live communally in the Kodo Apprentice Centre as they learn taiko, dance, song and other traditional arts in the rich natural and cultural surroundings of Sado. Are you interested in unleashing your hidden potential?

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