1400 days to the Tokyo Olympics! What’s next after Brazilian Samba? Japanese matsuri! Matsuri is new content on “IS JAPAN COOL?” site starting September 28 (Wed.), 2016.
Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble focuses on recreating Japanese traditional music today and actively performing throughout the world. Our project team commissioned Kodo to compose a completely new original song on the theme of Japanese matsuri. Kodo is based in Sadogashima Island, Niigata, a treasure trove of performing arts and has a profound understanding of Japanese festive music from all over Japan. We have created a movie featuring Kodo’s powerful performance — entitled “IS JAPAN COOL? MATSURI with KODO” — and are releasing it to the public.
The movie concept is “bodily sensation and presence.” The real atmosphere of Kodo’s performance — full of festive energy and intense excitement — is reproduced through “3D sound” technology, taking advantage of the latest audio innovation. This assures viewers the stunningly experience of sensational music and visuals, providing a feeling of actually being in the midst of performance.
Please note: Tamasaburo Bando, Artistic Director of Kodo, is not part of “IS JAPAN COOL? MATSURI with KODO” movie content production.