EC Theatre “Kodo Ballad Collection” [SOLD OUT]

Want to unwind and relax at EC? There’s a mellow concert on the lineup this year to let you do just that: Kodo Ballad Collection. Devised by first time director, Yuki Hirata, this program aims to soothe and delight the heart and soul.


Aug. 17 (Sat) Start 15:00/End 16:20 (Approx)


Shukunegi Community Hall


Adult 4000 yen, Ages 4 – 11 2,000 yen (+300 yen on the day)

*Children ages 3 & under receive free admission if they will sit on an accompanying adults lap. [SOLD OUT]


Yuki Hirata (Kodo)


Kodo (Motofumi Yamaguchi, Yuichiro Funabashi, Yoshie Abe, Yosuke Kusa, Tomoe Miura, Kodai Yoshida, Yuki Hirata, Chihiro Watanabe, Sunao Maehama)


150 people (non-allocated seating)

Artist Profile

Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble

Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant living art-form.
Since the group’s debut at Berliner Festspiele in 1981, Kodo has given over 6,000 performances in 50 countries on five continents. The ensemble has also participated in a wide range of projects and events, which includes headlining major international festivals, contributing to motion picture soundtracks, and collaborating with a wide variety of global performing arts leaders. Kodo invited Kabuki luminary Tamasaburo Bando to the ensemble artistic director from 2012 through 2016.

Kodo launched Earth Celebration in 1988 and every year since the ensemble has welcomed guest artists from around the world to Sado Island for unprecedented musical and cultural collaborations. This yearly infusion of energy and sound is an essential source of inspiration for Kodo’s ever-evolving creative activities.

Kodo/ Official Website


The EC Ogi Loop Bus will run between Shukunegi (where EC Theatre events are held) and Ogi (where the main events are held). After EC Theatre, there will be a Loop Bus service to get you back to Ogi in time for the evening Harbour Market Concert.

Ticket Availability

Tickets go on sale on May 15 (Wed) at 9:30 am (JST). See here for details. [SOLD OUT]