Though they spend much of the year touring Japan and overseas, renowned taiko drumming troupe Kodo return to their base in Sado Island each summer to host this music festival, an annual event that's been taking place since 1988. Earth Celebration centres around three main concerts in Ogi Minato Park, where Kodo perform signature pieces and one-off collaborations (this year with drummer Tetsuya Kajiwara and alt-punk band Brahman, the southeast Asian Drums and Voices group, composer Masakatsu Takagi and many more). However, the highlights are often found elsewhere, be it the drumming and dance workshops, the musicians' seminars, the fringe performances, or even the bustling, DIY-style Harbour Market.
|Venue name:||Kodo Village||Contact:|
148-1 Ogikaneta Shinden, Sado-shi
|Transport:||Shuttle bus from Marine Plaza Ogi|