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New Release! Yoko Fujimoto’s Second Solo CD “Yamazu Megurumo”


Yoko Fujimoto’s second solo CD will be available from the Kodo Online Store from March 3, 2014.5_藤本容子_E5A0343_s
http://www.kodo.or.jp/news/20140303yamazumegurumo_en.html

For orders in English, please email the Kodo Online Store. Email: store.eng@kodo.or.jp

For orders in Japanese, please visit the Kodo Online Store website:
http://www.kodo.or.jp/store/70_1401.html

 

やまずめぐるもTracklist:
1. Kaza-guruma [Pinwheels] (Kindergarten song from Meiji Era)
2. Ororo Pinne (Ainu folksong)
3. Hana no Warabe-uta: Sado no Warabe Uta [Flower Nursery Song: Sado Nursery Song] (Song: Masaji Homma / Music: Yoko Fujimoto)
4. Martina’s Lullaby (Music: From Italian film “L’uomo che verra” (The Man Who Will Come) / Song: Yoko Fujimoto)
5. Hoshi to Tanpopo [Stars & Dandelions] (Song: Misuzu Kaneko / Music: Yoko Fujimoto)
6. Minori-uta [Harvest Song] (Amis Harvest Song, Taiwan)
7. Hinei Ma Tov (Jewish hymn / Japanese song: Yoko Fujimoto)

 


“A Stroll in Paris” by Tetsumi Hanaoka


After our performances in Rome and Milan in Italy, we have arrived in Paris, France.

I went out for a walk and was looking about in a shop and couldn’t believe I found Mano Tsuru sake from the Obata Shuzo sake brewery on Sado Island!

Photo: Tetsumi Hanaoka

I asked the shop assistant and they said they had ordered it in especailly because it’s delicious…

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Japanese stores Book Off and Uniqlo have also made their way onto the streets of Paris.

It’s only been 2 weeks since I left Japan, but this stroll in Paris made me feel a bit homesick.

 

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“Kodo Tour T-Shirt: Mystery” On Sale Now


“Kodo Tour T-Shirt: Mystery” On Sale Now

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This is a dry-blend t-shirt, made from a cotton, polyester & rayon blend. It feels soft on the skin and so comfortable to wear. Featuring the uroko (scale) pattern from Kodo’s stage costumes and “Kodo” written in calligraphy (just like on our lanterns on stage), this t-shirt is available in black and vintage heather navy. For orders in English, please email the Kodo Online Store at store.eng@kodo.or.jp

http://www.kodo.or.jp/store/38.html


“We’re off to Europe” by Tetsumi Hanaoka


The “Kodo One Earth Tour: Legend” Europe tour group has left Kodo Village. It will be a long trip of over 2 months, and I’ll do my best, cheered on by so many people seeing us off!

I’m on my way!

Photo: Tetsumi Hanaoka Photo: Tetsumi Hanaoka

Farewell Taiko

Photo: Tetsumi Hanaoka

“Kodo One Earth Tour: Legend” Europe Tour


“Bidding a Bon Voyage to the One Earth Tour” by Tomohiro Mitome


The “Legend” Europe tour cast and staff just left Kodo Village to the beat of a taiko farewell by those staying behind.

Please take care on your two-month journey and give good performances, everyone!

Photo: Tomohiro Mitome

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“Kodo One Earth Tour: Legend” Europe Tour


“O-daiko Rehearsals for ‘Legend’” by Yosuke Kusa


We’re packing in the rehearsals for “One Earth Tour: Legend” that begins at the end of January.
Today Masayuki is making minor adjustments to his “O-daiko” solo, working hard in preparation for opening night.

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“Kodo One Earth Tour: Legend” Europe Tour


“Kodo Village Dondo-yaki” by Mariko Omi


We had our village “Dondo-yaki” today, which we always have on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year, January. “Dondo-yaki” is a New Year’s bonfire when we burn New Year’s decorations.

photo: Mariko Omi

In the early evening we started to gather around, we sang a “Dondo-yaki” song, and set the fire alight.
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Happy New Year!


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Thank you in advance for your continued support in 2014.
From the Kodo ensemble

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… at snowy Kodo Village

 


Chieko Kojima Talk & Live “Beni no Kotobuki” by Chieko Kojima


My special event “Beni no Kotobuki” went very well thanks to the wonderful guests, Kodo members, and the great audience.
If you didn’t get to come along, here are some candid shots by photographer Maiko Miyagawa of what you missed.

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We will appear on “Kohaku Uta Gassen.” [Takuro Susaki Dec. 31, 2013]


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With Ms. Sakamoto just before the performance at “Kohaku Uta Gassen”

Today we will play taiko to accompany singer Fuyumi Sakamoto on the tv program “Kohaku Uta Gassen.” The rehearsal went well and we took a picture with Ms. Sakamoto. Our performance is around 20:30. Don’t miss it!

Kodo: Announcing TV Program Appearances
http://www.kodo.or.jp/news/bangumi_en.html

 


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