Q: What time does the Shiroyama Concert end
A: It ends approximately two hours after the starting time. Scheduled ending time is 20:30.
Q: Is there anything we can do before the concert. What can we do after we get Entrance Order Colour Cards
A: In the nearby Ogi Port Park you will find the Harbour Market where local and international foods and goods are sold. The admission-free performance event “Fringe” is also happening in the park. Various workshops, talk events, seminar, and Exploring the Charms of Sado Island tours are available too. There are sightseeing spots in the Ogi area and Sobama Beach is only 15 minutes away from Ogi by bus. Do make the most of your stay in Sado.
Q: Which Shiroyama Concert do you recommend the most
A: They are all great concerts. We produce three different programs directed by three different artistic directors. We hope you enjoy all of them.
Aug. 22 (Fri) “UMI / OCEAN”, Artistic director: Mitsuru Ishizuka (Kodo), Performers: Kodo
Every year many people cross the ocean and come to Sado island to see the festival. Kodo performers put their forces together to celebrate the blessings of ocean. We hope the rhythm of taiko reaches every corner of the seven seas.
Aug. 23 (Sat) “DAICHI / EARTH”, Artistic director: Tsuyoshi Maeda (Kodo), Choreography in part: Tatsuya Hasegawa (DAZZLE), Performers: Kodo, Guest performers: BLUE TOKYO
BLUE TOKYO’s highly polished body movements. Kodo’s powerful drum beat. We hope to demonstrate the strength of the down-to-earth human being. Let’s drum and dance with Mother Earth.
Aug. 24 (Sun) “SHUKUSAI / CELEBRATION”, Artistic director: Yosuke Oda (Kodo), Choreography in part: Tatsuya Hasegawa (DAZZLE), Performers: Kodo, Guest performers: BLUE TOKYO, DAZZLE
Kodo’s dream is “one earth”. It’s the place many cultures and civilizations live in harmony. On the final day, DAZZLE and BLUE TOKYO join Kodo and celebrate the borderless world. Be one with the ocean and the earth. It’s the earth festival.
Every Shiroyama Concert is an originally and uniquely produced event, and a chance to see a Kodo performance that is quite different from their tour concerts.
Q: Are there any chairs Should I bring one What should I take
A: During concert the audience sits on the lawn and it’s free-seating. It’s a good idea to bring a picnic sheet in case the lawn is wet from rain or dew.
Q: If it rains can I use umbrella What kind of rain gear should I bring
A: Umbrellas are not allowed in the concert venue so that they don’t block the view of other people in the audience. Please dress in clothing you don’t mind getting wet and bring rain jacket/coat/suits if you can.
Q: Can I bring a folding chair and sit up-front I don’t mind watching the concert from the sides.
A: You can bring a folding chair. However, you’ll be asked to sit far back so that you don’t block other people’s view.
Q: Are there any food and drinks sold in the venue Can I bring my own food and drinks
A: Soft drinks, beer, and snack are sold in the venue and yes, you can bring your own. Please help us keep the venue clean by taking all your trash with you when you leave the venue. There will be bins for every type of trash. We thank you for sorting garbage and using appropriate bins.
Q: Are there any parking spaces near the venue
A: There are plenty of parking spaces available. However, some spots are quite far away from the venue. Please come to Ogi in good time if you would like to park near the venue.
Q: It’s too hard for me to walk up the steep path to the venue. Is there any transportation service
A: If you aren’t able to walk up the path, we can drive you to and from the venue. Please contact Earth Celebration Committee Tel: 0259-81-4100 (Mon Fri, 9:30 17:00) and be sure to ask about the meeting time.
Q: Are kids allowed in the venue How much is a children’s ticket
Earth Celebration is a kid friendly festival, including all events and concerts. Shiroyama Concerts are free admission for Junior high school students and younger. However, primary and junior high students must carry a “Children’s complimentary ticket”. Children’s complimentary tickets are available at Kodo Ticket Service and some of the play guides on Sado Island.
Places to eat, drink and rest
Q: Are there any restaurants and shops near the venue
A: There are shops and restaurants on the shopping street of Ogi and in the Harbour Market. The nearest 24-hour convenience store is in Hamochi and it’s 10 minutes drive from Ogi.
Other info (transportation, accommodations)
Q: Can you show me how to get to the EC venue (Ogi)
A: Please see the Island Transportation page.
Q: Are there any package tours
A: There is no package tour to Earth Celebration except the one that departs from and arrives at Los Angeles.
Q: Are there any places to stay on Sado Island
A: Sado Tourist Association: Southern Sado Branch (0259-86-3200, Email: email@example.com) can give you the latest accommodation information. Be sure to make reservations as early as possible.