Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island 2014: Autumn

"Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island" are concerts with a unique, nostalgic air that you can only experience on Sado Island.

The performances take place at Shukunegi Community Hall, a retro playhouse in the heart of the traditional village of Shukunegi. This settlement is classified as one of Japan's “important traditional building preservation areas.”

This autumn, please join us on picturesque Sado Island for these unforgettable performances, centered around Kodo's distinguished members.

You can download the flier here (in Japanese only).

Concert Flier

Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island 2014: Autumn

Oct. 2 (Thu) - Oct. 5 (Sun), 2014 Shukunegi Community Hall, Ogi Peninsula, Sado Island, Niigata

Kodo (Yoshikazu Fujimoto, Chieko Kojima, Motofumi Yamaguchi, Eiichi Saito, Tomohiro Mitome, Ryosuke Inada)
Special Appearance: Yoshie Abe
Oct. 2 (Thu) 15:00
Oct. 3 (Fri) 15:00
Oct. 4 (Sat) 11:00, 15:00
Oct. 5 (Sun) 11:00, 15:00
Adult 3,500 yen, Children (ages 4 - 11) 1,500 yen
Friends of Kodo Member Price*: Adults 3,000 yen, Children (ages 4-11) 1,000 yen (*For advance tickets only)
Adult 3,800 yen, Children (ages 4 - 11) 1,800 yen
Seating Details:
All free seating. Capacity: Approx. 150 people per performance.
Ticket Availability:
Tickets on sale to the general public from July 15 (Tue).
Friends of Kodo Pre-Orders:
Please contact Friends of Kodo for details.
Venue Access:
3-min. walk from "Shukunegi" bus stop on the Niigata Kotsu Sado Ogi Line.
Ticket Orders:
Kodo Ticket Service Tel. 0259-86-2330 (Mon.-Fri., 9:30 - 17:00), Email: ticket@kodo.or.jp
Presenter / Inquiries:
Kodo Cultural Foundation Tel. 0259-81-4100

Information about Sightseeing and Experiences

Taiko Experience Workshops

Taiko Experience Workshops

These "Taiko Experience" workshops will be led by Tatakokan instructors Shinchan-sensei (Shin'ichi Sogo) and Sammy-chan (Masami Miyazaki). Four sessions will be held on both Oct. 4 (Sat) and Oct 5 (Sun), allowing you to take part in a session and attend either the 11:00 or 15:00 performance on the same day. Everyone, even young children and first-time taiko players, will have a whale of a time at these workshops for beginners.

Oct. 4 (Sat) & Oct. 5 (Sun), 2014
Workshop Times: (1) 9:00–10:00 (2) 11:00–12:00 (3) 13:00–14:00 (4) 15:00–16:00 (4 sessions per day)
25 people per session
Adults 1,600 yen, ages 6–11 850 yen
Inquiries & Reservations:
Sado Island Taiko Centre (Tatakokan) Tel. 0259-86-2320
*Please contact Sado Tourism Association for inquiries about transport, accommodations, and sightseeing. Sado Tourism Association Tel. 0259-27-5000
Please arrange your own transport to and from the workshop. Workshop venue is approx. 10 mins. by car from Shukunegi Community Hall.

Special Pass to Visit 4 Facilities in Shukunegi


A special pass to visit 4 facilities in Shukunegi is available that offers entry to "Sado Island Ogi Folk Museum," "Seikuro Homestead," "Kaneko Homestead," and "Sankaku-ya (Triangular House)."

All "Kodo Special Performance on Sado Island 2014: Autumn" concert dates
Pass Prices:
Adults 1,000 yen, Children 500 yen (Pass is more economical than purchasing each entry ticket separately.)
Inquiries & Reservations:
Mr. Hamada, Shukunegi-wo Aisuru Kai Tel. 090-4725-3717 (Mobile) (Assistance in Japanese only)

Special Event

Traditional Rice Harvesting Experience

Rice Harvesting

In spring, we held a "Traditional Rice Planting Experience" event. This autumn, we offer the chance to experience harvesting that rice crop by hand and hanging it up to dry in the traditional way. We hope you will take part in this good old-fashioned harvest of Mother Nature's bounty when you visit Shukunegi for the autumn Kodo performances.

Date & Time:
Oct. 5 (Sun) 9:30–13:30 (incl. lunch)
Near Hakusan-maru Exhibition Hall, Shukunegi
15 people (spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis)
Adults 2,500 yen, ages 6–11 1,500 yen *Fee includes lunch
Inquiries & Reservations:
Sado Island Taiko Centre (Tatakokan) Tel. 0259-86-2320