Earth Celebration

Earth Celebration

A three day celebration of taiko drumming, world music, nature and global culture hosted by the internationally acclaimed Kodo Drummers.

Every August the Kodo Drummers host an annual music festival at their headquarters on Sado Island on the 25 acres of thickly forested land owned by the group as well as in the small towns, shrines and temples of the rural island.

The days are packed full of fringe performances, workshops, seminars and master classes whilst the evenings bring concerts featuring the Kodo Drummers and guest performers which result in some amazing and unique collaborations. As well as being a celebration of music and world culture the festival is just as much a celebration of Sado Island itself with the opportunity of guided island tours, visiting local markets, birdwatching, sea kayaking and hikes.   

The Earth Celebration Festival attracts a lot of visitors from across Japan and the world so if you are interested in attending please let InsideJapan know as soon as possible in order to secure accommodation or camping. 

When to go: The Earth Celebration takes place in late August.

Earth Celebration

located in Sado Island

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