Earth Celebration 2022
Aug. 19–21 (Fri–Sun)

Every year since 1988, the rich natural splendor of Sado Island has set the stage for Earth Celebration (EC), a vibrant arts and culture festival hosted by Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble and Sado City. This year marks EC’s 35th anniversary.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EC was held online in 2020 and 2021. However, this year preparations are well underway to welcome you all back to Sado Island to enjoy EC in person for the first time in three years.

Further details will be announced in English in late May.

Save the dates and join us on Sado Island this summer to enjoy connecting with people, arts, and music, surrounded by nature. Kodo and the local community are waiting for you!


Earth Celebration 2022
Main Guest Artist



We’re thrilled to announce that world renowned guitarist MIYAVI will be the main guest artist at EC 2022!
In the fall of 2021, Kodo collaborated with MIYAVI for the first time, appearing at MIYAVI Virtual Concert 6.0 at Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. To commemorate EC’s 35th anniversary, we decided to invite MIYAVI to perform with Kodo here on Sado Island. It will be a new performance, exclusive to EC.
We are really excited to reunite MIYAVI with Kodo on the main stage at EC 2022. It promises to be an electrifying weekend!


The sound makes your soul tremble.
When I first visited Kodo on Sado Island for collaboration rehearsals, I felt that strongly.
Their sound makes the earth rumble, the air reverberate, and our souls tremble.
I want everyone to feel the undulating waves of that sound firsthand.
I’m really looking forward to sharing the stage with Kodo and experiencing their sound onstage again.

New EC Logo


We decided to update the EC logo to commemorate the festival’s milestone 35th year. We wanted a design that would embody the spirit of EC to date and kick off the festival’s next chapter with a new look and energy.

Since 2016, EC Committee has been networking with locals on Sado to implement new initiatives and activities in communities all over the island. We’ve done this under two banners: “Children of the Drum” and “Resounding Island–SADO.” Our various collaborations led us to cross paths with the illustrator who designed our new logo, Atsuko Ogawa. Ms. Ogawa was originally drawn to Sado Island by its nature and ended up relocating here. We are grateful for the beautiful nature and local initiatives that caused our paths to cross.

The concept for the logo is a vibrant, plentiful place with an ever-increasing circle of arts and exchange. It’s a symbol that connects EC’s past to its future, and Sado Island to the world.

EC is a festival that only takes shape when everyone comes together on Sado Island. We hope you’ll join us this year and help bring the celebrations to life!

EC2022 新潟県内の太鼓チーム募集!







  • 新潟県内を活動の拠点とする太鼓チームの方(人数・年齢などに制限はございません)
  • 参加内容1~3に、ご参加いただけるチーム
    • 19日・20日の参加は必須。21日の参加が難しい場合は、フリンジ出演枠を20日に調整。フライヤーデータから期間スケジュール予定をご確認いただけます。


  • 参加希望多数の場合は、抽選となります。(最大4チームの参加を予定しています。)
  • 参加団体にはハーバーコンサートチケットをプレゼント(いずれか1公演・1チーム上限10枚まで)いたします。
  • 宿泊・交通については、各自手配・負担となります。
  • 募集期間は2/10(木)〜5/31(火)
  • 参加の可否については6/10(金)頃、お伝えいたします。
  • 新型コロナウイルス感染症の状況により企画内容が変更になる場合もございます。

この企画に関するお問い合わせ アース・セレブレーション実行委員会 Tel. 0259-81-4100 Email: お問合せフォーム(担当:住吉麻梨子)

EC 2021 Gallery

Enjoy these photos from Earth Celebration 2021, which was held entirely online.
We hope they bring back great memories and get you excited about EC 2022!