Special Event
Kodo 40th Anniversary Concerts at Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Children of the drum
Rejoice, and play music

Join Kodo at Tokyo’s Bunkamura Orchard Hall this November for the heart of our 40th anniversary celebrations. We are presenting a special four-day performance series featuring three commemorative works back to back. Two of the works are our 40th Anniversary touring productions, “Tsuzumi” and “Warabe.” For this special occasion, Kodo’s four founding members will make a special appearance in turn, with one soloist at each performance. The third work is the long-awaited “Tomoe,” which was originally set to premiere in Asakusa last year.
This lineup will create a festive focal point for our milestone year. We’re looking forward to welcoming audiences to Orchard Hall on this auspicious occasion.
Kodo’s spirit, dexterity, and physicality are constantly honed by the our unyielding quest for new heights in taiko performance. Come and experience the power of taiko and Kodo firsthand at the theater.


Yuichiro Funabashi


Tomoe  World Premiere
Spirit, technique, physique. Resonating as one.
Nov. 25 (Thu) 15:00
Nov. 28 (Sun) 13:00
Special Appearance: Tomohiro Mitome
Featuring: Eiichi Saito, Kenta Nakagome, Yuta Sumiyoshi, Jun Jidai, Ryoma Tsurumi, Mizuki Yoneyama, Masayasu Maeda, Yuta Kimura, Seita Saegusa, Yuki Hirata, Shun Takuma, Kei Sadanari, Moe Niiyama

Let your soul dance to the rhythm of life.
Nov. 26 (Fri) 14:00
Nov. 27 (Sat) 17:30
Special Appearance: Kodo Distinguished Members Yoshikazu Fujimoto (Nov. 26) and Yoko Fujimoto (Nov. 27)
Featuring: Eiichi Saito, Kenta Nakagome, Shogo Komatsuzaki, Yuta Sumiyoshi, Koki Miura, Ryotaro Leo Ikenaga, Reo Kitabayashi, Masayasu Maeda, Seita Saegusa, Chie Yamawaki, Shun Takuma, Moe Niiyama, Jumpei Nonaka

Photo: Takashi OkamotoTsuzumi
Feel the reverberations of heaven and earth in harmony.
Nov. 26 (Fri) 18:30
Nov. 27 (Sat) 13:00
Special Appearance: Kodo Distinguished Members Chieko Kojima (Nov. 26) and Motofumi Yamaguchi (Nov. 27)
Featuring: Eiichi Saito, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Jun Jidai, Koki Miura, Ryotaro Leo Ikenaga, Reo Kitabayashi, Mizuki Yoneyama, Yuta Kimura, Yuki Hirata, Kei Sadanari, Sho Nakatani, Moe Niiyama, Jumpei Nonaka
*Casts may be subject to change.

Performance Schedule


Kodo 40th Anniversary Concerts at Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Nov 25 (Thu), 2021 - Nov 28 (Sun), 2021 Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Dates & Times
Nov 25 (Thu) 15:00 — Tomoe
Nov 26 (Fri) 14:00 — Warabe
Nov 26 (Fri) 18:30 — Tsuzumi
Nov 27 (Sat) 13:00 — Tsuzumi
Nov 27 (Sat) 17:30 — Warabe
Nov 28 (Sun) 13:00 — Tomoe
Doors Open:

45 minutes before each performance.


S Seats 8,800 yen, A Seats 6,800 yen, B Seats 4,800 yen


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:

Tickets on sale from Aug. 28 (Sat)

Ticket Outlets:

● Ticket Space Tel. 03-3234-9999  http://ticketspace.jp/top?series=1BKDO
●Bunkamura Ticket Centre Tel. 03-3477-9999 https://www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/ticketguide/t_event.html
● Ticket Pia https://w.pia.jp/t/40kodo2021/ [P-code: 197-559]
● Lawson Ticket https://l-tike.com/play/40kodo2021/ [L-code: 33784]
● e+ https://eplus.jp/40kodo2021/

Venue COVID-19 Countermeasures:


Venue Address:

2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 〒150-8507

Venue Access:


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.
English assistance by telephone is subject to availability. If you require extra help, please contact the Kodo Office.