KENTAtaku YUTAtaku “Ultra-Instinctive Rhythm” (Niigata City)

Livestream Footage Available to View on Demand until Dec. 12 (Sat) at 23:59 (JST/GMT +9).
(Tickets available until Dec. 11 (Fri) at 23:59 JST/GMT +9 here)

KENTAtaku YUTAtaku is a quicksilver improv unit formed by Kodo’s Kenta Nakagome and Yuta Sumiyoshi. They will set sail for Niigata City in December for their first performance away from Sado Island.

Get ready for 60 minutes of drumming, drumming, and more drumming. Along with taiko, they’ll be playing instruments they made themselves from all kinds of odds and ends.
With these two, each gig is a wild ride that promises to awaken your instincts and stir your emotions. Whether it’s at the venue or via livestream, one thing is for sure: this improv performance will draw everyone in for a feel-good, one-of-a-kind sound experience.

Kenta Nakagome

ーPlay like a childー

Yuta Sumiyoshi and I have often enjoyed playing around with drums together, simply playing as we feel.

The more fun we had playing, the more interesting we found drumming.

I have truly believe that having fun like this will lead to something new.

I’ll keep playing and playing, on and on, until I can lose myself in a world of play like a child.


Yuta Sumiyoshi

Beating a rhythm.
Amusing yourself with sound.
Our improvisation starts from those basic impulses and it all unfolds from there.
Our reflexes create unexpected refrains.
We just let ourselves go, riding the waves of sound.
Having fun seeing where it goes and what we end up playing.
It’s truly one-off music. Don’t miss it!


 文化庁令和2年度 戦略的芸術文化創造推進事業「JAPAN LIVE YELL project」

KENTAtaku YUTAtaku "Ultra-Instinctive Rhythm"

Dec 5 (Sat), 2020 - Dec 6 (Sun), 2020 Niigata Gioia Mia, Niigata City

Dates & Times
Dec 5 (Sat) 20:00
Dec 6 (Sun) 13:00
Dec 6 (Sun) 17:00 - ★ Livestream Tickets Available
Doors Open:

30 minutes before each performance.


Kenta Nakagome, Yuta Sumiyoshi




Premium Tickets: 5,000 yen (to attend in person)

★ Livestream Tickets: 2,000 yen (to attend online)
*Available for the Dec. 6 (Sun) 17:00 JST/GMT +9 performance only.


Same price as advance tickets.

Seating Details:

Premium Tickets
These tickets are for people who will attend the performance live at the venue.
All free seating. Each performance has a limited capacity of 30 seats.
Please refrain from bringing preschoolers (ages 5 & under).

Livestream Details:

Livestream Tickets
*Available for the Dec. 6 (Sun) 17:00 JST/GMT +9 performance only.
*Performance will be made available to view on demand until Dec. 12 (Sat) at 23:59 (JST/GMT +9)

Ticket Availability:

Now on sale

Ticket Outlets:

Kodo Ticket Service Online*

Premium Tickets (Attend in person)
Livestream Tickets (Attend online)
※Available until Dec. 11 (Fri) at 23:59 JST/GMT +9.

*Note: Email/phone reservations are not available.

Venue Address:

Higashiboridōri 7-banchō 1016-1, Chuo Ward, Niigata, 951-8065, Japan

Venue Website:


Presented with Cooperation from:

HTS Co., Ltd.


Kodo Tel. 0259-86-3630


English assistance by telephone is subject to availability.