Lecture & Demonstration “All About ‘Hana Hachijo’”

Chieko Kojima’s signature taiko-meets-dance piece “Hana Hachijo” combines grace and strength. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this captivating work. Come along to hear Chieko describe the creative process, ideas, and passion behind the music and movements. Constantly growing together over the years, this is a great chance to learn all about the evolution of Hana Hachijo and Chieko Kojima.


Aug. 17 (Sat) 10:00–12:00


Chieko Kojima (Kodo)


Ayusu Hall


80 people

Participation Fee

Adults 3,000 yen, Ages 11–14 1,500 yen

Participant Requirements

Ages 11 & over


Of course, this event includes a performance of Hana Hachijo. Participants will have a chance to take turns playing the piece, too.

Venue Access

Ayusu Hall is a 10-min.walk from Marine Plaza Ogi (EC Info Centre). There is no shuttle bus to/from the venue.

Ticket Availability

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