About the EC Executive Committee

The Earth Celebration (EC) Committee is led by the Chairman (Sado Mayor), and is a collaborative organization composed of the municipal government agency as well as independent entities. Production planning, venue management, and event production is led by Kodo, the City of Sado and other organizations together, and the festival is run with the support of countless volunteers, seasonal hires and a team of professional staff. This year marks the 30th year of the festival.

Recognized as an event promoting exchange and experiential programs, the Earth Celebration honors the nature of Sado, its cultural traditions and local resources. In 2008 it was awarded the Furusato Event First Prize by the Prime Minister, and in 2009 the festival received The Tiffany Foundation Award for the Preservation of Japanese Traditional Arts and Culture in Contemporary Society.

Earth Celebration was reborn in 2016. In 2017, We invite you to come together to honor our “Garden of Festivities” and to create a new Earth Celebration with us.

Our activities up to now have been recognized, and this year, we have been awarded the 2018 International Promotion of Art and Culture grant from the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. (11 total grants were awarded).

In addition to the three days of concerts, workshops and fringe performances, the Sado Island Galaxy Art Festival officially launches this year. Programs from previous years that had been run by the City of Sado / Sado Tourism Association framework (founded in April, 2018) will be continued under “The Resounding Island. SADO” slogan, inviting all to experience the magic of the island.


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