Kodo Ensemble Guest Appearance at Uto Taiko Matsuri

A special Kodo Ensemble will make a guest appearance at Uto Taiko Matsuri, a fun-with-taiko festival. Live-in workshops and other exciting events will also be on offer around this date.

Uto Taiko Matsuri

Feb. 22 (Sun), 2015 Uto Shimin Kaikan Dai-Hall, Uto, Kumamoto

Kodo, Uto Tenkyo Taiko, Edinburgh Project, live-in taiko workshop participants, & taiko groups from around Kumamoto Prefecture.
Doors Open:
General 2,000 yen, Ages 17 & under 1,000 yen
General 2,500 yen, Ages 17 & under 1,500 yen
Seating Details:
All free seating
Ticket Availability:
Now on sale
Venue Address:
123 Shinkoji-machi, Uto, Kumamoto 869-0433
Venue Website:
Uto Shimin Kaikan Tel. 0964-22-0188

[Related Event] Taiko Camp in Uto with Kodo's Yoshikazu Fujimoto

Yoshikazu Fujimoto will head back to Kyushu in February to offer another energetic taiko camp in Uto City, Kumamoto, which is home to 26 keyaki o-daiko (large taiko drums made from Japanese zelkova).

This three-day/two-night workshop is designed to allow people to come and experience "taiko life" through Yoshikazu's character, rather than to learn specific skills.

We hope you'll join him there!

Message from Yoshikazu Fujimoto:

This year will mark my third "Taiko Camp in Uto" in Uto City, Kumamoto Prefecture.

It is my pleasure to teach others about my own personal stance and mindset for playing o-daiko, using the unique, traditional Uto o-daiko drums.

The pieces we will work on this time differ from those I shared at the first and second camps.

So... please, please come along and join me to experience the thrill and excitement of playing o-daiko!

The venue staff and I are really looking forward to seeing you there!

Taiko Camp in Uto with Kodo's Yoshikazu Fujimoto

Feb. 20 (Fri)–22 (Sun), 2015 Uto Shimin Kaikan, Uto, Kumamoto

Yoshikazu Fujimoto (Kodo)
40,000 yen (Accommodations and drumsticks included)
Now open
Venue Access:
[By car] Approx. 50 mins. from Kumamoto Airport / Approx. 15 mins. from Matsubase I.C.
[By train] Approx. 20-min. walk from Uto Stn. on the JR Kagoshima Honsen Line.
Venue Website:
Venue Address:
123 Shinkoji-machi, Uto, Kumamoto
"Kodo Uto Tokubetsu Koen" Staff, Uto Shimin Kaikan Tel. 0964-22-0188
Email: utobunka@nifty.com
Workshop instruction will be in Japanese only.