You may have come across Kodo, an enormously popular Taiko group, which has just celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2016.
Masaru Tsuji, who will be leading the performance in “San-no Soh”, was a pivotal player in Kodo for almost 20 years, and by the time he left Kodo in Feb 2016, he had played more than 1,900 concerts in 24 countries across the globe. He now busies himself performing for Ezibo on Kabuki stage, teaching at Taiko schools, running workshops, etc.
The other two players, Tah and Kazunari Abe, joined Kodo around the same time as Masaru, and they went through Kodo’s famously grueling training scheme together. Although Tah and Kazunari left Kodo much earlier than Masaru, their spending so much time together training, touring, performing, etc. in the early days has meant that they share a special artistic bond.
Masaru, since quitting Kodo and moving to Tokyo, has made Musashino his home and has decided to get together with Tah and Kazunari in Musashino Swing Hall for a special one-off gig to mark his anniversary as a freelance Taiko player.
For anyone with love of Taiko or Kodo, it is an unmissable event, and we have been getting huge response from the “Taiko community.” We are also keen to promote the event amongst people new to such events, especially those that have come to Japan from abroad.
Sat 4 March 2017
11:00 (Doors Open 10:30)
18:00 (Doors Open 17:30)
*the program will be the same for both performances and about two hours
3,500JPY Standard Reserved Seating
2,500JPY Concessions (school pupils and students)
*No admittance for children younger than six. Please inquire regarding babysitting services, and also wheelchair spaces.