Kodo Special Performance in Asakusa “Tomoe” (Taito Ward, Tokyo) ※CANCELED

These performances have been canceled. Please see here for details:

Spirit, technique, physique
Resonating as one

Often made from three comma-like swirls said to represent a whirlpool, the tomoe pattern is regarded as a good omen in Japan. Perhaps you’ve seen this talisman that adorns some of Kodo’s largest drums.

Playing taiko requires spirit, technique, and physique. When these three meld as one, the sound swirls like the tomoe. That’s when the resonance of the taiko reaches its zenith.

The tenacious cast features Kodo’s next generation led by two authorities in the group—Eiichi Saito, an anchor in the ensemble since the early days, and Tomohiro Mitome, a mainstay who celebrates his 30th year in the ensemble in 2020. With each beat, each performer conjures sound. Each new beat lands on the one before it, layering to create a story like leaves in a book. Tomoe is a compilation of individual quests for perfectly crafted sound, honed with drive and intention, one beat at a time.

The 2020 season marks our 8th year presenting special performances in Tokyo’s Asakusa. I hope you’ll join us in the heart of the capital this summer to experience the sound of our taiko live. In Tomoe, Kodo will endeavor to harness the full potential of our collective spirit, technique, and physique to captivate the audience within a whirling realm of feed-good sound.

Yuichiro Funabashi, Director



Yuichiro Funabashi


Eiichi Saito, Tomohiro Mitome, Jun Jidai, Koki Miura, Ryotaro Leo Ikenaga, Masayasu Maeda, Yuta Kimura, Seita Saegusa, Yuki Hirata, Chie Yamawaki, Shun Takuma, et al.
*Cast is subject to change.

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

Jun 26 (Fri), 2020 - Jun 28 (Sun), 2020 Asakusa Public Hall, Taito Ward, Tokyo ※CANCELED

Dates & Times
Jun 26 (Fri) 14:00
Jun 27 (Sat) 11:00 (Morning performance)
Jun 27 (Sat) 15:00 (Afternoon performance)
Jun 28 (Sun) 14:00
Doors Open:

30 mins. before each performance.


7,000 yen (incl. tax)


Door sale availability is TBA. If made available, the price will be the same as advance tickets.

Seating Details:

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

Ticket Availability:

Now on sale

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: 172-872] http://pia.jp/
e+ https://eplus.jp/tomoe/

Lawson Ticket Tel. 0570-000-407 (Operator available 10:00–18:00) [L-code: 35260]

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. Tickets can be purchased at certain outlets by quoting a specific numeric code. For assistance in English, please inquire by telephone or contact the Kodo Office.