Kodo has been selected to receive the Matsuo Performing Arts Award for "Japanese Music" (presented by the Matsuo Entertainment Development Foundation), which is given to people in the performing arts world for their contribution to the preservation and elevation of Japanese culture and performing arts.
There is a long list of great performers who have been selected in the past. The awards ceremony will be held on March 29 in Tokyo and this year's recipients are as listed below.
This performing arts award was established in 1979 by the Matsuo Entertainment Development Foundation to bestow on people in the performing arts world. The objective of this award is to contribute to the support & promotion of Japanese traditional theater arts and the preservation & improvement of Japan-specific culture & performing arts.