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Dec 20, 2011

鼓童 News 2011年12月20日




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Dec 14, 2011

Melanie Taylor Dec. 14 2011
メラニー・テイラー 2011年12月14日


Today we had our Concert for Kids ages 0-6 in the morning. They were so bubbly and energetic! Wriggling, bouncing, clapping, and swaying to the rhythms. Thank you everyone who came along!
I just wanted to let you know we still have tickets available for our performances on Dec. 16 (Fri) in the evening and Dec. 17 (Sat) in the afternoon. We'll be heading back to Niigata on Monday, so our 10 days of performances in Tokyo is now over halfway through. We're still going strong, fueled by great audiences every day. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Aoyama Theatre. Look for the big gold Kodo pillars in front of the theatre. You won't miss the entrance!

今日の午前中「Concert for KIDS ~0才からの鼓童~」の公演を行いました。子どもたちはとても陽気でエネルギッシュでした! 声を上げ、手をたたき、そしてリズムに乗って動き回ります。ご来場の皆様、どうもありがとうございました!



青山劇場で木曜日、金曜日、土曜日、そして日曜日に皆様のご来場を楽しみにしてお待ちしております。劇場の前に大きな柱に鼓童の金色のポスターがありますので 目印にして来てください。入り口を見逃すことはありません!

鼓童 | 東京公演

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Dec 12, 2011

鼓童 News 2011年12月12日その2
Kodo News Dec 12, 2011 Part 2


みんなで太鼓を叩いて元気になろう !

日時: 2011年12月17日(土)・18日(日)
時間: 各日 (1)10:00〜11:00 (2)14:00〜15:00
会場: 佐渡太鼓体験交流館(たたこう館)
定員: 25名
料金: 大人1,500円 小学生800円 未就学児無料

Email: info@sadotaiken.jp
Tel. 0259-86-2320
Fax. 0259-86-2385
ウェブサイト http://www.sadotaiken.jp

Chindon Kodon Presents:
"Taiko with Sammy"

You've probably seen the Sammy comics in Kodo eNews from time to time. Masami Miyazaki, a.k.a. Sammy, is going to hold taiko workshops for parents and kids on Sado Island.
A project to get warm and cheerful on cold wintery Sado!
Let's play taiko together and have fun!

Dates: Dec. 17 (Sat) & 18 (Sun)
Times: Two sessions daily, 10:00 - 11:00 & 14:00-15:00
Venue: Sado Island Taiko Centre (Tatakokan)
Capacity: 25 people
Fee: Adults 1,500 yen, ages 6-11 800 yen, preschoolers receive free admission.
(This is a parent-child workshop, but adults are free to take part without kids.)

Sado Island Taiko Centre (Tatakokan)
Email: info@sadotaiken.jp
Tel. 0259-86-2320
Fax. 0259-86-2385
Website http://www.sadotaiken.jp

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鼓童 News 2011年12月12日
Kodo News Dec 12, 2011






Newspaper Article Announcements
Kodo-related articles were featured in some newspapers.

Asahi Newspaper Niigata Edition (Dec. 9)
This article and photo introduced Tomohiro Mitome. You can see the article on the newpaper's website.
asahi.com>My Town>Niigata

Nigata Nippo Culture Column (Dec. 8)
This article and photo introduced Kazuki Imagai, Shogo Yoshii, Tsuyoshi Maeda, and Mariko Omi.

Yomiuri Shimbun Capital Edition (Nov. 21)
This article and photo introduced Eri Uchida.

We hope you'll check these articles out!

(Translator's Note: Sorry for the late English translation. Please note these articles were in Japanese only.)

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Dec 07, 2011

Melanie Taylor Dec 7, 2011
メラニー・テイラー 2011年12月7日


Tonight we went to see Blue Man Group live at their theatre in Roppongi. What a fun night! It's been months since our collaboration for TV, and it was great to see Blue Man again, and with a really lively audience... not only all of us cheering loudly, but a lot of high school kids having a ball on their school trip! We'll certainly take these smiles and that energy to Aoyama Theatre with us tomorrow as we start our 10 days of performances. Thank you Blue Man! We look forward to returning the energy to you all when you all attend our performances over the next week and a bit!

今夜六本木のブルーマンシアターへ、ブルーマングループのライブを観にいきました。とても楽しい夜でした。 私たちのテレビ共演から数ヶ月が経ち、ブルーマンをまた観られて嬉しく思います。とても賑やかな客席でした。。。大きな声で応援していたのは鼓童の私たちだけじゃなくて、修学旅行中のたくさんの高校生も! この笑顔とエネルギーを明日青山劇場に持ち込み、自分たちの10日間の連続公演を始めます。ブルーマン、ありがとうございました! 私たちの公演でエネルギーをお返し出来ることを心待ちにしています!

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Dec 06, 2011

見留知弘 2011年12月6日
Tomohiro Mitome Dec. 6, 2011




<東京公演:こどもの城 青山劇場>
8日 18:30 開演
9日 18:30 開演
10日 14:00 開演
11日 14:00 開演
16日 18:30 開演
17日 14:00 開演
18日 14:00 開演

20日 新潟県・長岡市立劇場 チケット完売!
21日 新潟県・新潟県民会館大ホール 19:00 開演
24日 新潟県・アミューズメント佐渡 14:00 開演

鼓童 | ワン・アース・ツアー2011公演スケジュール

It's already December again, isn't it?

The 30th Anniversary Tour in Japan, which began on May 7, now has just four cities to go: Tokyo, Nagaoka, Niigata, and Sado.

The banner featuring Kodo written in calligraphy by the late artist Taro Okamoto has commemorated our tour throughout Japan, and each concert presenter has written a message on it, almost filling up the entire length. This banner will become a valuable story-telling piece of Kodo's history.

From December 8th, our concert series at Aoyama Theatre in Tokyo will begin.
Dec. 8 18:30 Start
Dec. 9 18:30 Start
Dec. 10 14:00 Start
Dec. 11 14:00 Start
Dec. 16 18:30 Start
Dec. 17 14:00 Start
Dec. 18 14:00 Start

Dec. 20 Nagaoka Shiritsu Gekijo, Nakaoka, Niigata SOLD OUT!
Dec. 21 Niigata Kenmin Kaikan Dai-Hall, Niigata City 19:00 Start Dec. 24 Amusement Sado, Sado Island, Niigata 14:00 Start

We're all waiting for you at the theaters!
Kodo | One Earth Tour 2011Schedule

Tomohiro Mitome

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吉井盛悟 2011年12月6日
Shogo Yoshii Dec 6, 2011


WOWOW、ザプライムショーに出演して参りました。「今を輝く女性」ということで、内田依利の特集を組んで頂きました! 依利もトークには緊張していたものの、いざ始まってしまえばジョンカビラさん、歌手のhitomiさんの自然な雰囲気に引きこまれてとても楽しそうでした!


We performed on WOWOW's "The Prime Show." They wanted to introduce a "shining lady of the moment" so they did a special feature on Eri Uchida! Eri was nervous about talking on TV, but once they began, they hosts Jon Kabira & hitomi drew her into a natural conversation that looked like a lot of fun!

This photo was taken outside the open-view recording studio by Masayuki. Thank you to everyone who came out in the cold to watch us!

Shogo Yoshii

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鼓童 News 2011年12月6日
Kodo News Dec. 6, 2011 Part 2


出演: 齊藤栄一、船橋裕一郎

Today Eiichi Saito and Yuichiro Funabashi will appear on tvk's program "Arigato!" We hope you'll tune in, if you're in Japan.

Program Name; tvk "Arigato!"
Dec. 6 (Tue) From 12:15
Appearing: Eiichi Saito, Yuichiro Funabashi
Program Website:

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Dec 05, 2011

吉井盛悟 2011年12月5日
Shogo Yoshii Dec 5, 2011


気になるぅ~!( ̄(工) ̄)

Photo by まさゆき さかもと

A general election?! Yoshikazu Fujimoto?!
Who on earth is he going to choose?
I wanna know!

Photo by Masayuki Sakamoto

Shogo Yoshii

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Dec 03, 2011

鼓童 News 2011年12月3日
Kodo News Dec. 3, 2011 Part 2

12月5日、英国王室臨席公演「The Royal Variety Performance 2011(ロイヤルバラエティパフォーマンス2011)」に鼓童が出演します。




Website: http://www.eabf.org.uk/royal-variety-performance/

Kodo Appearance in 2011 Royal Variety Performance (Manchester, UK)

We are pleased to announce that Kodo has been invited to appear in the prestigious Royal Variety Performance, a gala charity evening held annually in the United Kingdom, which is attended by members of the British Royal Family. The event is presented each year in aid of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, of which Queen Elizabeth II is patron. The performance is said to "showcase the very best in entertainment from around the globe each year" and Kodo is truly honored to be included in such company.

This year's Royal Variety Performance will be held at the Lowry's Lyric Theatre, Manchester, on Monday, 5th December 2011, in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, KCVO, CB, ADC(P). Kodo will be featured in a lineup including Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, and Cee Lo Green, and the performance will be broadcast to a worldwide TV audience of over 150 million people. We hope you'll tune in, too.

Kodo Appearance in 2011 Royal Variety Performance

Appearing: Kodo (Kenzo Abe, Kenta Nakagome, Tsuyoshi Maeda)
Venue: Lowry's Lyric Theatre(Manchester, UK)
Performance Date: December 5, 2011
Broadcast Date: December 14, 2011

Website: http://www.eabf.org.uk/royal-variety-performance/

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鼓童 News 2011年12月3日
Kodo News Dec 3, 2011



番組名:WOWOW「ザ・プライムショー」(無料番組) http://www.wowow.co.jp/muryo/tps/


Dec. 6 Live Kodo Appearance on WOWOW "The Prime Show"

Kodo will make a live appearance on WOWOW's free live broadcast information program, which covers the latest in world entertainment news. The program has a corner called "Entertainment Queen" that features women in the entertainment world, and this time they will take a close-up look at Kodo's young performer Eri Uchida. The segment will feature interviews with Uchida, scenes from rehearsals on Sado Island, and a live studio performance by four Kodo members. This is a free-to-air program, so anyone with a satellite receiver can tune in. We hope you'll enjoy the segment.

WOWOW "The Prime Show" (Free program)

Broadcast Date & Time: Dec. 6 (Tues) 18:55-19:50
Host: Jon Kabira
Daily Newscaster: hitomi
Appearing: Kazuki Imagai, Masaru Tsuji, Shogo Yoshii, Eri Uchida (Approx. 15-min. segment)

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Dec 02, 2011

吉井盛悟 2011年12月2日
Shogo Yoshii Dec 2 2011


We are now in Osaka. Masayuki paid a courtesy the representative of Osaka Taiko player.

Photo by Tomohiro Mitome
Shogo Yoshii

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鼓童 News 2011年12月2日
Kodo News Dec 2, 2011

30年ありがとう! 鼓童佐渡驛伝




みんな本当にありがとう !
[驛伝リーダー 今海一樹]

日時: 2011年11月19日 AM7:00スタート
天気: 曇りのち雨
走者: 57名 (舞台メンバー、スタッフ)
伴走者: 5名
総距離: 約114km
タイム: 10時間25分20秒

Kodo 30th Anniversary Ekiden (long-distance relay)

On November 19, the Kodo Ekiden started with the sound of Odaiko by Yoshiaki Oi at 5:00 am. We were caught in some showers in the middle of the relay, but we were able to pass the sash from one person to the next and the last runner, Kiyoko Oi, reached the goal at 6:00 pm,
2 hours earlier than we expected to complete the whole course. Thank you to all of you who cheer us on, both on Sado Island and from afar.

Kodo Member Greeting

(Above: We took the picture after the goal, wearing matching ekiden T-

“The relay sash, which tied our feelings towards the 30th anniversary and our appreciation to people on Sado, became our treasure. I was worried whether we would be able to make it without any accidents, and I was really glad that we did it when I heard and felt the sound and the passion of "Yatai-bayashi," which we played right after the goal. Thank you, everyone!”

(By Kazuki Imagai, Ekiden Leader)

Date & Time: Nov 19, 2011, start at 7:00 am.
Weather: Cloudy/ Rainy
Runners: 57 members (Performers and Staff) Companion Runners: 5 Total Distance: 114 km
Time: 10 hrs 25 mins 20 secs

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