Kodo Group Current Situation Update (June 1, 2022)

For “Kodo’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic | Concert Venue Measures and Requests,” see here.

Kodo Group Current Situation Update

Thank you all for your continued support.

Here at the Kodo Group (Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble, Kitamaesen Co., Ltd., Kodo Cultural Foundation, Otodaiku Ltd.) we are doing our utmost to maintain the safety of our members, families, and our local community, and everyone who attends our performances. We have the following measures in place:

1. COVID-19 prevention measures
• All Kodo Group members and Kodo apprentices continue to:

  • check their temperature once a day and keep a personal health log.
  • use hand sanitizer, wear a mask, regularly ventilate shared spaces, and practice physical distancing.
  • only leave Sado Island and only host visitors from outside of Sado Island after careful consideration of the necessity to do so at this time.
  • get a PCR test or rapid antigen test when it is deemed appropriate to do so.

2. Sado Island Taiko Centre (Tatakokan)
• The Centre is open for visitors.
• Staff are following the Kodo Group Standard Policies regarding infection prevention, as well as the Centre’s own operations manual so that members of the public can feel at ease when they visit, knowing that strict hygiene guidelines are being followed.
• Staff are available to answer inquiries in English by email. Office Hours: Weekdays 8:30–17:30

3. Kodo and Sado Island
In hopes of reducing the causes of concern to our supporters and the citizens of Sado Island, every Kodo member is taking extra care in their daily activities.

The Kodo Group will continue to put health and safety first by updating our measures based on the latest information. We keep adding to our Infection Prevention and Control Procedure Manual, for use now and during any future outbreak situations.

This ongoing pandemic continues to pose significant challenges for Kodo, but we are doing our best to press onward with our mission. If you are able to offer Kodo some assistance, please read our Call for Support page for details on how to help us get through this crisis.

All of us at Kodo would like to take this opportunity to send our sincere condolences and sympathy to everyone who is suffering from the effects of the spread of COVID-19, directly and indirectly, physically and mentally. We would like to express our deepest respect for all the healthcare workers and essential workers who are working on the frontline during this pandemic. We pray for their safety.
We sincerely hope this global crisis will end quickly and that we are able to bring the feel-good sound of taiko to you all again soon.

June 1, 2022

Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble
Kitamaesen Co., Ltd.
Kodo Cultural Foundation
Otodaiku Ltd.