“Kodo One Earth Tour 2023: Cycles” Japan Tour

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Photo: Takashi Okamoto / Art Director: Hiroomi Hattori (COM Works)

Uncover the scintillating sounds
of the universe

In recent years, Yuichiro Funabashi has held the creative reins at Kodo, directing the main touring productions, while Yuta Sumiyoshi has composed many of the new pieces at the heart of those works. In 2022, they teamed up to produce Cycles, an ambitious, innovative work featuring all new compositions.

Cycles explores the ever-changing rhythms of the natural world. The rising and setting of the sun. The rise and fall of the tides. The waxing and waning of the moon.

In this work, Kodo endeavors to capture the feeling of extensive natural cycles with taiko music, unearthing the rhythms within the various phases along the way. Following on from its premiere tour late last year, Cycles will tour further throughout Japan in Spring 2023. Come and experience this innovative taiko music with your whole body at a theater near you.


●Artistic Director: Yuichiro Funabashi

●Music Director: Yuta Sumiyoshi

●Cast*: Kenta NakagomeYuta Sumiyoshi, Reo KitabayashiMizuki YoneyamaIssei KohiraMasayasu MaedaSeita SaegusaChihiro WatanabeTaiyo OnodaSho NakataniJumpei Nonaka, et al.
*Subject to change without notice.

Photos: Takashi Okamoto, Katsumi Omori
Art Director: Hiroomi Hattori (COM Works)