Kodo Special Performance in Asakusa “Iki” (Taito Ward, Tokyo)

Kodo returns to Tokyo’s Asakusa in June 2019 with a brand new production entitled “Iki,” directed by Yuichiro Funabashi.

Sound Ignited by a Single Beat

Kodo held its first concert series at Asakusa Public Hall in 2013, so our next season in 2019 will mark our seventh year performing in this vibrant part of Tokyo.

We’d love nothing more than for people to say, “Early summer in Asakusa means one thing: Kodo!”
That would be music to our ears.
Each summer we return to a home-like welcome from the people of Asakusa, who enthusiastically support our back-to-back concerts. Our performances are fuelled by their passion and the energy of the bustling, historic Asakusa area.

Iki means “cultured” or “discerning.” I think the nuance of this Japanese word describes the folks of Asakusa to a T.

With them in mind, we decided to create a new programme that couples the spirit of the locals and the unique sound that resonates in the Public Hall each summer when we beat our drums. We hope this performance causes a new chemical reaction of sorts, something unique to Kodo and Asakusa.

As for Kodo, perhaps “unsophisticated” better describes us when we play taiko, gritting our teeth and dripping with sweat. I wonder…if you earnestly repeat the same unrefined action over and over again, perhaps sublimation into something refined is possible?

One beat is all it takes to set something new in motion.
Sound ignited by a single beat.

Yuichiro Funabashi, Director

Photo: Takashi Okamoto


Yuichiro Funabashi


Motofumi Yamaguchi, Eiichi Saito, Tomohiro Mitome, Kenta Nakagome, Koki Miura, Ryoma Tsurumi, Kengo Watanabe, Hayato Otsuka, Mizuki Yoneyama, Issei Kohira, Masayasu Maeda, Yuta Kimura, Yuki Hirata, et al.
*Cast is subject to change.

Kodo Special Performance in Asakusa "Iki"

Jun 27 (Thu), 2019 - Jun 30 (Sun), 2019 Asakusa Public Hall, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Dates & Times
Jun 27 (Thu) 14:00
Jun 28 (Fri) 14:00
Jun 29 (Sat) 11:00 (Morning performance)
Jun 29 (Sat) 15:00 (Afternoon performance)
Jun 30 (Sun) 14:00
Doors Open:

30 mins. before each performance.


7,000 yen (incl. tax)
Reservations are possible until 18:00 the day before each performance, unless sold out prior.
Contact Ticket Space Tel. 03-3234-9999


7,000 yen (incl. tax)
*Tickets will not be set aside for door sales.  
*Door sales will commence one hour before each performance if tickets remain. 
*Waitlist cards will be distributed one hour before sold out performances. Any cancelled ticket orders will be sold in order of waitlist number. 

Seating Details:

All seats reserved. Please refrain from bringing preschoolers (ages 5 & under).

Ticket Availability:

Now on sale
Few seats remain! (Updated June 18)

Ticket Outlets:

Ticket Space Tel. 03-3234-9999
Ticket Space Online

Asakusa Public Hall Tel. 03-3844-7491

Ticket Pia Tel. 0570-02-9999 [P-code:136-579] http://pia.jp/
e+ http://eplus.jp/

Lawson Ticket Tel. 0570-000-407 (Operator available 10:00–20:00) [L-code: 31878]

Seven Ticket http://7ticket.jp/
Available from multi-copy machines at stores nationwide.

Venue Address:

1-38-6 Asakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Venue Access:

5-min. walk from Exit #1 or #3 of Asakusa Stn. on the Ginza Line Subway or 7-min. walk from A4 Exit of Asakusa Stn. on the Toei Asakusa Line.


Venue Website:



Ticket Space Tel. 03-3234-9999


Online sales are available in Japanese only.
English assistance by telephone is subject to availability.
Please email ticket@kodo.or.jp or contact the Kodo Office for assistance in English.