Oct. 5 (Fri)–8 (Mon/Public Hol.), 2018 Kodo Juku: Eiichi Saito’s Taiko Workshop (Sado Island, Niigata)

Eiichi Saito’s next “Kodo Juku” will be held in October 2018 at Kodo Apprentice Centre on Sado Island, where most of Kodo’s current stage members spent two years training before their selection to join the ensemble. Come along to get back to basics, play taiko all day long as you experience the daily life of a Kodo apprentice on beautiful Sado Island. Kodo Juku promises to be a short respite from the daily grind where you’ll meet new people and experience the joy of truly playing in unison. You’ll also get to know the Kodo’s next-generation hopefuls: the second-year apprentices, who will act as staff at the event. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience limited to first-time participants only. We hope you’ll come along!

*Note: Workshop will be conducted in Japanese.

Kodo Juku: Eiichi Saito’s Taiko Workshop

Oct 5 (Fri), 2018 - Oct 8 (Mon), 2018 Kodo Apprentice Centre, Sado Island, Niigata


Eiichi Saito (Kodo)※All instruction will be given in Japanese.


55,000 yen (incl. tax) *Kodo no Kai Members pay 50,000 yen
(Four-day/three-night camp. Fee incl. workshop instruction, drumsticks, accommodations, meals, & insurance)

Participant Requirements:

Ages 15 & up.
*Groups of 2 or more people can not take part.
*Please note that people who reside in Japan are given priority in selection.


20 people

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by July 31, 2018

Application Method:

Please apply via postcard, fax, or email with the title/subject “Eiichi Saito’s Taiko Workshop Kodo Juku 2018” and include the application form filled out in Japanese OR the following details in your message: your name, address, age, gender, email address, phone number, occupation, musical experience, and most importantly your reason for wanting to take part in Kodo Juku. If there are more applicants than spaces available, participants will be chosen by lottery. We will notify applicants of the results by mid August.
Application Form (Japanese)

Send Application to:

Attention: Ms. Akazawa
Postal Address: Sado Island Taiko Centre, 150-3 Ogi Kanetashinden, Sado-shi, Niigata-ken 〒952-0611, Japan
Fax. +81-259-86-2385
Email: info@sadotaiken.jp

Venue Address:

Kodo Apprentice Centre, Kakionura 885, Sado-shi, Niigata-ken, Japan


Ms. Akazawa, Sado Island Taiko Centre
Tel. 0259-86-2320 Fax. 0259-86-2385
Email: info@sadotaiken.jp