Earth Celebration 2020 will be held entirely online!
We’ll be streaming the festival’s content live on “Earth Celebration Channel,” so please join us from your corner of the world.
There will also be workshops, market stalls, and other festival content for you to enjoy online.
Check out the full three-day timetable and broadcast program for more details!
EARTH CELEBRATION CHANNEL
Earth Celebration 2020 will be held entirely online in real time! We’ll be streaming the festival’s content live on “Earth Celebration Channel,” so please join us from your corner of the world. The slogan for EC 2020 is “Connect with the World on Sado Island” and we’ve set a unique theme for each day of the festival, too. Check out the full three-day timetable and broadcast program for more details!
Tune in for a day full of performances and talks by members of Kodo! The ensemble is preparing an eclectic array of mini concerts and talk programs to broadcast from Kodo Village, their base on Sado Island.
Join the Kodo members for a tour around Sado Island! They are planning scenic drives with fun banter, visits to tourist spots, mini performances in some of their favorite places, and more.
For the first time ever, all EC workshops will be held online!
Dance WS "Dance to 'Shunpuu' with Chieko"
Get ready to move to Kodo One Earth Music track “Shunpuu” with Kodo’s queen of dance, Chieko Kojima. Let the lively taiko beats and flutes whisk you away into Chieko’s feel-good world of dance.
Discovery WS "Sound & Connection with Sammy"
Join Kodo members Masami Miyazaki (a.k.a. Sammy) and Jun Jidai for a workshop with a twist. This is an opportunity to meet new people, discover new sides to taiko, and create a one-of-a-kind song together!
Dance WS “Kami-umezu Onidaiko”
Onidaiko, which literally translates as “demon drumming,” is one of Sado Island’s iconic, beloved folk traditions. It’s a special opportunity to connect with people on Sado Island, throughout Japan, and around the world online to learn and enjoy a unique folk art together.
Taiko WS "Roland Electronic Taiko—TAIKO-1 Workshop"
EC is excited to host an online workshop using TAIKO-1. Sign up for a special opportunity to learn performance techniques for playing katsugi taiko and the different ways to play an electronic taiko with instructors Reo Kitabayashi and Mizuki Yoneyama, the Kodo members featured in the demo performance videos on Roland’s TAIKO-1 website.
EC ONLINE MARKET
This year we are taking on a new challenge and holding virtual market online!
ENJOY EC YOUR WAY
There are various ways to enjoy EC before the main 3 days! Perhaps enjoy some online shopping, watch exclusive EC video content, and take a peek at our online exhibit! More details will be coming your way mid-July!
Liven up the mood at home with EC merchandise!
Why not experience the EC vibe at home♪ You can order official EC and Kodo merchandise including T-shirts, towels, and much more from our Kodo Online Store.
Order some Sado deliciousness online!
Experience EC this year as if you were in Sado Island! We are collaborating with an online shop specializing in products from the island such as rice, seafood, sake, and sweets. (Only available to ship within Japan)
Enjoy pre-EC video content!
This year marks Earth Celebration’s 33rd year in running. With the event being held online this year, we are using this opportunity to share some of the memories from previous years. The EC Shiroyama Concerts may bring flashbacks to those long-time EC fans. There will also be footage of the newer EC atmosphere at the Harbour Market Concerts as well as traditional fold art from Sado Island and message videos from past EC guests!
Online Exhibition : "Living, Learning and Creating - 2020"
Every year, the ‘Living, Learning and Creating’ Exhibition appears in the town of Ogi during the duration of EC. This year, we are bringing the exhibition online, where you will be able to enjoy various hand-made instruments and crafts created by Kodo members and staff.