MEGURU Special Open Rehearsal (Seeking Test Audience Members)

MEGURU is a brand new Kodo production that marks the directorial debut of performer Yuta Sumiyoshi. The Novemeber 2018 premiere of this innovative work will kick off a month-long Japan tour.

Showing a new side to Kodo, MEGURU’s broad musical scope is packed with experiments like never before. With Sumiyoshi’s distinct approach, the programme re-imagines taiko, folk performing arts, and music.

Well in advance of the premiere and nationwide tour, Kodo would like to invite its fans and supporters to join the cast on Sado Island as a test audience for an open rehearsal of this new work during its creation phase. It’s a rare opportunity to see a Kodo performance as a work-in-progress! We look forward to welcoming people to Sado in April from far and wide.

Director: Yuta Sumiyoshi (Kodo)

Please note that:

  • Press and photographers will be shooting the open rehearsal performance.

  • This rehearsal is for a work-in-progress and the content is subject to change on completion.
All test audience members will be asked to fill in a questionnaire to give feedback on the rehearsal. Admission will be free. Please bring a pen with you.

  • Test audience members must refrain from taking photographs or audio/visual recordings at the venue.
Please refrain from bringing preschoolers (ages 5 & under).
  • There are no planned performances of “MEGURU” on Sado Island. We hope Sado islanders will take this free opportunity to see this new work.


MEGURU Special Open Rehearsal (Seeking Test Audience Members)

Apr. 22 (Sun), 2018 Ryotsu Bunka Kaikan, Sado Island, Niigata

Doors Open
In return for free admission, Kodo kindly requests your feedback by way of a questionnaire. Please bring a pen with you.
Seating Details:
All free seating. Please refrain from bringing preschoolers (ages 5 & under).
Application Method:
Accepted from Mar. 20 (Tue), 2018
Please apply via the Kodo Ticket Reservation Site (in Japanese only) OR by email to the Kodo Office.
① Book via Kodo Ticket Reservation Site (In Japanese only. One booking can be made for up to 9 people.)
② Book via Kodo Office by Email (In English or Japanese)
Send email to:
Subject: Meguru Rehearsal
Content: Full Name, Address, Phone Number, Nationality, Age, Number of people included in booking, How you heard about this open rehearsal.
Limited to 500 people, admission will be on a first-come, first-in basis.
Venue Address:
Umezu 2314-1, Sado-shi, Niigata-ken 952-0005
Venue Access:
8-mins. from Ryotsu Port by bus to “Ryotsu Bunka Kaikan” stop in front of venue.
Venue Website:
Kodo Tel. 0259-86-3630
・Entrance order tickets will not be distributed for this performance. To enter as a test audience member, please show the reply email you receive from the Kodo Ticket Reservation Site or the Kodo Office.
・On Apr. 22, Sado Toki Marathon will be held on Sado Island. Accomodations & roads will be busy surrounding the event and on that day there will be road closures, etc. Please plan your visit ahead of time and allow plenty of time to get to the venue on the day. (See here for further details about Sado Toki Marathon: