Sold-Out Premiere Performances of “Yugen” in Tokyo

May 21, 2017

We are pleased to announce that all five of the premiere performances of “Yugen” at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo were sold out. Thank you very much to everyone who came along!
Next, we will share Yugen with audiences in Niigata and Nagoya. We look forward to seeing you at one of the theaters below very soon.

Sneak Peak at “Yugen” on Stage

Photos: Takashi Okamoto

Tamasaburo Bando

 Masayuki Sakamoto (Kodo)

Hanayagi-ryu Dancers with Kodo

Tamasaburo Bando with Hayato Otsuka (Kodo)

From left: Kodai Yoshida (Kodo), Masakatsu Hanayagi, Tamasaburo Bando, Jusuke Hanayagi, Kengo Watanabe (Kodo)

Tamasaburo Bando

Tamasaburo Bando x Kodo Special Performance “Yugen” (Japan)

Repeat TV Broadcast on NHK BS Premium of “Hatsune Miku x Kodo Special Live Performance” on June 4

If you’re in Japan on June 4, after midnight on June 3, tune in to NHK BS Premium to see our March 2017 live collaboration, “Hatsune Miku x Kodo Special Live Performance,” which was filmed at NHK Hall in Tokyo.
*Note: This is a repeat broadcast of the Apr. 23 programme featuring the live performance only. It is NOT the NHK Sogo documentary version screened on May 7 & 13.

“Hatsune Miku x Kodo Special Live Performance”

[NHK BS Premium] June 4 (Sun), 2017 (1:45am–2:54am)

Appearing: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, Kodo

Programme: Senbon Sakura, 39, Tell Your World, Alien Alien, Sakura no Ame, and more.

“Hatsune Miku x Kodo Special Live Performance” Photo Gallery

“Hatsune Miku x Kodo Special Live Performance” Photo Gallery


“Hatsune Miku x Kodo Special Live Performance” Photo Gallery

In March 2017, Kodo appeared in “Hatsune Miku x Kodo Special Live,” taking to the stage with software-character-turned-virtual-singer Hatsune Miku for our first-ever collaboration. Here are some photos from this cutting-edge performance.

Hatsune Miku x Kodo Official Website

“Final Rehearsals Before the Premiere of ‘Yugen’!” by Tomoe Miura

The brilliant green of new leaves, the gorgeous peonies & wisteria.

Kodo Village is adorned with beautiful nature, with buds blooming one after another.

We are currently deep into rehearsals for our new production, “Yugen.” It is nearly ready for the stage.

We received song instruction from Mr. Hirotada Kamei.

I was astounded by the momentum of his singing and the intense force of his voice.

It is very difficult to express an array of beautiful and courageous sentiments with only intervals and one’s voice.

However, I have learned that the Japanese sense of beauty is truly profound.

With the Hanagi-ryu dance leader, all the dancers, Tamasaburo Bando, and Kodo, there were 35 performers in all taking part in our rehearsals.

This collaboration features beautiful dance, valiant beasts, and Kodo. The group dances are really exquisite on stage.

“Yugen” offers an opportunity to see a new side of Kodo.
Personally, I am really looking forward to it.

Japanese performing arts are expressed by harnessing and combining one’s spirit and physical power.
It is a struggle to maintain the concentration required for this performance, so I am training my mind and body every day.


Tamasaburo Bando x Kodo Special Performance “Yugen” (Japan)

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