“Thank You for Supporting Kodo” by Yuichiro Funabashi

Recently I made a public appeal on behalf of Kodo for emergency support. Many people from many places sent us support and words of encouragement. I sincerely appreciate your generosity and thank you all very much for your help. These difficult times are yet to let up and it’s hard to see an end to this situation. Please rest assured our group is going to do all we can to continue bringing the sound of taiko and our music to all of you.

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my gratitude and respect to everyone working on the frontlines in the healthcare and nursing sectors, along with all the people who provide essential services that maintain distribution and infrastructure that support our communities.

Right now, the Kodo Group has had to largely scale back its activities so our members can stay at home and work from home. We are doing what we can within the necessary restrictions to continue our work and to prepare for future projects.

I know that this chaotic situation around the world has been extremely difficult for so many people. While Kodo can’t do much right now, we promise to keep cheering you on through our videos, music, radio programmes, and written messages as we pray for your safety and wellbeing.

As we prepare for the time when we can safely resume our core activities, we are taking this opportunity to carefully reflect on everything we have done to date. We look forward to bringing the sound of taiko to you all again soon.

Thank you all for supporting Kodo. I kindly ask for your continued support and encouragement.

Yuichiro Funabashi
Kodo Ensemble Leader

Call for Emergency Support

A note from the Kodo Office
Thank you to everyone who has given Kodo their generous support. Our office is operating with a smaller team than usual, which is causing delays with issuing receipts, forms for monthly and annual donations, and other correspondence. Please note it may take us a few days to respond to new inquiries, too.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

(Apr. 30, 2020)