Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando's Second Production "Kodo One Earth Tour 2013: Mystery"

"Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery," the second work directed by artistic director Tamasaburo Bando, following his first production "Legend," will debut on our home ground, Sado Island, this November. The production will then embark on a month-long tour to Aichi, Osaka, Okayama, Niigata, Kanagawa and Tokyo in 2013 and continue on a nationwide tour in 2014.

This time, I created this piece with the idea that theatre-goers would experience the mood of mystery that they meet at a temple or a shrine, or when you go into the forest - places that are removed from daily life. A feeling that emerges from deep darkness. At the end of the show, I’ll be happy if they leave with a sense of purification.

Tamasaburo Bando

Photo: Takashi Okamoto

Amidst reverberations like rumbles in the earth large serpents coil, demons and lions move wildly. They surface from the gloomy dark, eerie at times, and in some respects, even nostalgic… This work fuses Kodo's real worth, the dynamism of taiko expression, with the wondrous beauty and true charm that lie within rituals expressing the worship of myriad gods and reverence for nature that have been traditions in Japan since ancient times. This performance takes you on a voyage to the extraordinary, to a mysterious realm that lies in the beyond.

We hope you will enjoy Kodo's latest production, the profound world of "Mystery."

You can download the flier here.
Concert Flier


Tamasaburo Bando

Assistant Director:

Yosuke Oda


Masaru Tsuji, Kenzo Abe, Masayuki Sakamoto, Eri Uchida, Mariko Omi, Yosuke Kusa, Maya Minowa, Shogo Komatsuzaki, Akiko Ando, Yosuke Inoue, Yuta Sumiyoshi, Tetsumi Hanaoka, Kosuke Urushikubo, Jun Jidai, Koki Miura

*Yosuke Oda will not appear in the performance.

Performance Details