“The Excitement I Felt Back Then” by Kengo Watanabe
Miyake is a very important piece to me. My life as a taiko player wouldn’t be the same without Miyake.
It was watching Kodo play Miyake that made me want to join Kodo.
I first saw Miyake when I was a high school student. I watched the performers push themselves to their limits, brimming with masculine fighting spirit. I thought they were beyond cool!
I’ll never forget that sensation of trembling with excitement from deep within.
Now, I’ve been given the opportunity to play the center position in Miyake.
The excitement I felt way back then… I wonder if our audiences feel like it now.
I really want to give them that sense of excitement, so I will practice harder and harder. I’ll keep giving it my all.
- Jun 22 (Sat), 2019 – Jun 23 (Sun), 2019 Morinomiya Piloti Hall, Osaka City
- Sep 14 (Sat), 2019 Hanno Civic Hall Main Hall, Hanno, Saitama
- Sep 15 (Sun), 2019 Ecorma Hall, Komae, Tokyo
- Sep 16 (Mon), 2019 Yokosuka Arts Theater, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
- Sep 20 (Fri), 2019 Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Main Theater, Nagoya, Aichi
- Sep 21 (Sat), 2019 Kuragi Cultural Hall, Matsuzaka, Mie
- Sep 28 (Sat), 2019 Viva Hall, Yabu, Hyogo
- Sep 29 (Sun), 2019 Settsu Shimin Bunka Hall (Kusunoki Hall), Settsu, Osaka
- Oct 5 (Sat), 2019 Kan-onji Civic Hall, Kan-onji, Kagawa
- Oct 6 (Sun), 2019 Nanyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall, Uwajima, Ehime
- Oct 10 (Thu), 2019 Arkas Sasebo Main Hall, Sasebo, Nagasaki
- Oct 12 (Sat), 2019 Ueno College Hall, Hiroshima City
- Oct 14 (Mon), 2019 Houzan Hall (Kagoshima Prefectural Culture Center), Kagoshima City
- Oct 16 (Wed), 2019 Uto Civic Hall Main Hall, Uto, Kumamoto
- Nov 20 (Wed), 2019 Amusement Sado Main Hall, Sado Island, Niigata
- Nov 23 (Sat), 2019 Kamisu-shi Bunka Center Main Hall, Kamisu, Ibaraki
- Nov 24 (Sun), 2019 Yachiyo-shi Civic Center Main Hall, Yachiyo, Chiba
- Nov 30 (Sat), 2019 Nagaoka Municipal Auditorium Main Hall, Nagaoka, Niigata
- Dec 1 (Sun), 2019 Niigata Prefectural Civic Center Large Hall, Niigata City
- Dec 6 (Fri), 2019 Chigasaki Hall Main Hall, Chigasaki, Kanazawa
- Dec 8 (Sun), 2019 Sagami Women’s University Green Hall Main Hall, Sagamihara, Kanagawa
- Dec 18 (Wed), 2019 – Dec 22 (Sun), 2019 Bunkyo Civic Hall Main Hall, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo
Kodo “Legacy” Now Available on DVD!
We hope you’ll add this performance to your home theater collection.
It’s a complete non-stop concert experience, all 94 minutes! So sit back and enjoy it as if you’re right there in the audience.
Released: May 24, 2019
Price: 4,860 yen (tax incl.)
See here for details.
Available now at Kodo Online Store in English and at Kodo performances in Japan.