“Kodo One Earth Tour 2020: Legacy” Europe Tour

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Soul-Stirring, Resounding Kodo

Preserved Traditions
Rousing, Resonant Taiko
Herein Lies the Essence of Kodo

“Legacy” is based on the core repertoire that Kodo has upheld for almost half a century, since the days of its antecedent group, Sado no Kuni Ondekoza (1971-81).

This powerful work focuses on preserving Kodo’s unique “DNA” by drawing on the iconic form found within classic Kodo pieces and carefully sharing the essence of those traditions with the next generation.

Honed through extensive tours in 2018–2019, under its Japanese title “Michi,” we are excited to share this program in Europe for the first time in early 2020!

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I’d like to personally invite you all to join us at the theater to experience our sound in person.
Taiko is a simple instrument: if you beat it, it makes a sound. However, the sounds and echoes that resonate from this instrument are intricate and diverse. No two are alike.
Naturally, the sound reflects things like the physique, age, and background of the individual who beats the drum.
So, when people who train everyday to hone their expression through kind of instrument, the sound they create jolts people on instinctive level, beyond the possibilities of any language.“Michi,” centers around the repertoire that we, Kodo, have upheld for almost half a century since the days of our antecedent group, Sado no Kuni Ondekoza.
While preserving some of the classic artistic elements that are “quintessential Kodo,” we will also lay cornerstones for brand new creative activities moving forward.To uphold classics simultaneously means to change, and that requires supple bodies and thinking.
We seek the true essence of the classics we uphold, treasuring the journey along the roadas we go back and forth, over and over, between the past and present. This performance is something you can only experience in person, here and now.
This is soul-stirring, resounding Kodo.

Yuichiro Funabashi, Director


Yuichiro Funabashi (Kodo Ensemble Leader)


Eiichi Saito, Jun Jidai, Koki Miura, Ryotaro Leo Ikenaga, Mizuki Yoneyama, Masayasu Maeda, Yuta Kimura, Seita Saegusa, Yuki HirataChie Yamawaki, Shun Takuma, Kei Sadanari, Sho Nakatani, Moe Niiyama

Programme (TBC)

To include MiyakeMonochromeO-daikoYatai-bayashi, and more.

Photos: Takashi Okamoto