Kodo 40th Anniversary Commemorative Performance III
“Kodo One Earth Tour 2021: Warabe” Japan Tour

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Let your soul dance to the rhythm of life.

In Japanese, the word “Kodo” holds a double meaning. It can be translated as “heartbeat,” the primal source of all rhythm. However, our group’s name is written with different characters, which mean “drum” and “child.” This reflects Kodo’s desire to play the drums with the simple heart of a child. For our 40th anniversary, we created two works based on our name: “Tsuzumi” takes its name and theme from the drum character, and “Warabe” from the child element.

In “Warabe,” Kodo looks to its classic repertoire and aesthetics from the ensemble’s early days. This production blends simple forms of taiko expression that celebrate the unique sound, resonance, and physicality synonymous with Kodo—forever children of the drum at heart.
Come and experience the soul-stirring rhythm of life firsthand.

This work will premiere on Sado Island in Sep. 2021 and tour throughout Japan from Nov. 2021 through Spring 2022.


Yuichiro Funabashi


Eiichi Saito, Kenta Nakagome, Shogo Komatsuzaki, Yuta Sumiyoshi, Jun JidaiKoki MiuraRyotaro Leo IkenagaReo Kitabayashi, Masayasu MaedaChie Yamawaki, Shun Takuma, Moe NiiyamaJumpei Nonaka
*Subject to change without notice.
Dec. 1 Update: For reasons related to his physical condition, Seita Saegusa has been replaced by Jun Jidai.