July 12 (Fri)–15 (Mon/Public Hol.), 2019 Live-in Workshop “Kodo Juku 2019” (Sado Island, Niigata)

Annual Favorite “Kodo Juku” Returns in Summer 2019!

The theme of Kodo Juku is passion. Most of the current Kodo members spent their first two years on Sado Island training at Kodo Apprentice Centre in Kakinoura. It’s a commitment that takes a lot of drive and dedication.

This live-in workshop is a four-day escape from your everyday life where you’ll experience the daily life of a Kodo apprentice and play taiko to your heart’s content with facilitator Eiichi Saito.

You’ll also get to know the Kodo’s next-generation hopefuls: the second-year apprentices, who will act as staff at the event. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience limited to first-time participants only, so new encounters and friends await one and all. We hope you’ll come along for this early summer retreat!

*Note: Workshop will be conducted in Japanese.

Jul 12 (Fri), 2019 - Jul 15 (Mon), 2019 Kodo Apprentice Centre, Kakinoura, Sado Island, Niigata


Eiichi Saito (Kodo)

Participation Fee:

55,000 yen (incl. tax)
*50,000 yen for Kodo no Kai Members
(Four-day/three-night camp. Fee includes workshop instruction, drumsticks, accommodations, meals, & insurance)

Participant Requirements:

Ages 15 & up.
*Groups of 2 or more people can not take part.
*Please note that people who reside in Japan are given priority in selection.


20 people


Meet at Ryotsu Port (Sado Island) at 15:10 on July 12 (Fri)


Drop off at Ryotsu Port at 15:00 on July 15 (Mon)

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by May 17, 2019

Application Method:

Please apply via postcard, fax, or email with the title/subject “Kodo Juku 2019” and include the application form filled out in Japanese OR the following details in your message: your name, address, age, gender, email address, phone number, occupation, musical experience, and most importantly your reason for wanting to take part in Kodo Juku. If there are more applicants than spaces available, participants will be chosen by lottery. We will notify applicants of the results on May 25 (Sat).
Application Form (Japanese)

Venue Address:

Kodo Apprentice Centre, Kakionura 885, Sado-shi, Niigata-ken, Japan


Ms. Akazawa, Sado Island Taiko Centre
Tel. 0259-86-2320 Fax. 0259-86-2385
Email: info@sadotaiken.jp


Workshop will be conducted in Japanese.