On Oct. 7, we welcomed the Myojo Gakuen Wadaiko Club to perform as our special guest at the “Kodo Interactive Performance” at Mitaka City Public Hall in Tokyo. Myojo Gakuen is the alma mater of cast member Kenta Nakagome. Here is a message Kenta wrote in the lead up to the performance.
All of a sudden, thirteen years have passed since I graduated from high school.
I look back and wonder how I felt back then when I played taiko.
I went to Myojo Gakuen because I wanted to play taiko, and naturally that is the reason I moved to Sado Island, too.
I wonder how the current wadaiko club sounds,
and I wonder how Kodo’s performance and sound will resonate with them.
I am happy to be able to return to this familiar place to play taiko.
I hope everyone who joins us there will enjoy the unique sound we create together with our drums and hearts.
I am looking forward to it.