Sep. 1 (Sat)–11 (Tue) 2018 KASA/MIX 2018 (Japan, incl. Kodo Apprentice Centre, Sado Is., Niigata)

KASA/MIX 2018, presented by Kodo Arts Sphere America, will be held September 1 through 11. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip not to be missed! Held biennially, KASA/MIX brings taiko-loving participants from around the world to Japan and to the Kodo Apprentice Centre in the beautiful mountains of Sado Island. Share in the lifestyle of the apprentices while taking taiko and folk dance workshops with Kodo instructors. The itinerary will also include visits to renowned taiko makers Asano Taiko in Ishikawa and Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten in Tokyo.

*All workshop instruction and guidance will be given in English.


Sep 1 (Sat), 2018 - Sep 11 (Tue), 2018 Japan, incl. Kodo Apprentice Centre, Sado Is., Niigata


September 2018
Sep. 1 Meet in Kanazawa
Sep. 2 Site-Seeing in Kanazawa, Visit Asano Taiko for tour and workshop
Sep. 3 Travel to Sado Island
Sep. 4 Travel to Kodo Village (morning), then Kodo Apprentice Centre – afternoon workshop
Sep. 5 Kodo Apprentice Centre – workshops
Sep. 6 Kodo Apprentice Centre – workshops
Sep. 7 Kodo Apprentice Centre – morning workshop, leave Kodo Apprentice Centre and travel to Fukaura Schoolhouse for Ondeko workshop
Sep.8 One-day tour of Sado Island
Sep. 9 Travel to Tokyo
Sep. 10 Optional visit to Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten in Tokyo/Free
Sep. 11 Return Home


USD $2,500 (includes all workshops, accommodations, local transportation to scheduled activities, most meals, hot springs, and extra activities TBA.)

*Fee does not include any international airfares. Each participant needs to make their own travel arrangements to meet the group in Japan.


Application Deadline:

April 23, 2018


25 people


Donna Ebata

Presented by: Kodo Arts Sphere America