Leonard Eto "Leo Classics" KYOTO & TOKYO "The Launch of "Leo Classics" –Creating Sound to Last for
the 22nd Century – It's time to put the possibilities of taiko expression to the test. In the 1980s, Leonard Eto helped put taiko ensemble on the map as a musical genre. Now he is ready to reincorporate taiko ensemble into his artistic journey as he takes bold new steps towards the future of taiko performance.
Leonard Eto "Leo Classics" TOKYO / Shibuya
Sep. 25 (mon.) TSUTAYA O-EAST
open 18:15 start 19:00
Leonard Eto (taiko)
Leo Classic Taiko Ensemble / Kenichi Koizumi, TAH, Masaru Tsuji, Keigo
Tsunoda, Riichi Yamauchi
Chiko Kojima (KODO), Eiichi Saito (KODO), Naomi Koizumi (bamboo flute),
Kazunari Abe (bamboo flute)
Yuji Ueno (botanical decoration)
adv. ticket 5,500 yen + 1drink (Children ages 5 & under will not be
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TSUTAYA O-EAST 2-14-8, 2F, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo [Venue Address] 2-14-8 2F Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo kaDON "Exploring Katsugi with Leonard Eto"
kaDON is a new online venture dedicated to producing high quality instructional
videos for taiko and fue. Simply out, kaDON is the world's best place to
learn taiko and fue online. In this introductory course, taiko legend Leonard
Eto teaches the ins and outs of Katsugi Okedo from its history to the development
of the modern playing style, roping and maintenance to step-by-step lessons
on how to play the Katsugi Okedo while controlling and becoming one with
"Silently She Dances" dance ver.
Direction: Leonard Eto, Script: Tsunehiro Takashina
Choreography: Niina Maeda, Naoki Inui
Cultural Envoy Year 2013-2014
Leonard Eto has accomplished the mission as the Japan Cultural Envoy for one year from August in 2013 to July in 2014. This movie is only a part of his activities. Please enjoy it!
The Japanese people have held a sense of fear against nature from ancient times, so we held festivals and prayed for abundant harvest and sound health. The core of the festivals have been the Japanese taiko and dancing.Japan
is now in a serious situation, but as a musician, my role stays the same as before. I continue to communicate aggressively through music with people who possess different values, search for something we have in common and
arrange it in a form of music and performance. Now, we must seriously accept messages from nature which support human activities and move on. I believe that this leads to being creative. Stay positive.