The festival offers a range of attractions including outdoor concerts at Shiroyama Park, workshops, fringe events (free-admission performances by invited and general guests), and the Harbour Market (food/drink, crafts, ethnic goods, et al). As the name suggests, “Earth Celebration” transcends borders and cultures to bring a brilliant collage of art and music to a very special corner of the world. This summer, come and celebrate with us.
The Shiroyama Concerts, EC’s main concert events, take place up on the hill in Shiroyama Park’s lush green surroundings. A star-filled sky and the chirp of cicadas complete this natural outdoor arena. What better place to celebrate the earth
This small venue creates a sense of unity, so the spectators, performers and staff all become important players of the event. Let’s get together and make EC Theatre happen.
Workshops provide participants with the opportunity to play music, dance and experience the magic of performing folk arts from all over Japan, not to mention the vibrant traditional arts of Sado Island.
Live Event and Seminar
There will be a live event by a Kodo member and a seminar on Sado and Kodo. Come and learn more about Kodo from new perspectives.
Exploring the charm of Sado Island
Sado is an attractive island with a beautiful natural environment and rich history. It’s designated as a GIAHS (Globally Imortant Agricultural Heritage System) and Japan Geopark. We’ve prepared various excursions that will help you discover Sado. Be sure to participate in this program and enjoy the wonders of Sado Island.
The Fringe stage is a free venue where EC guests can share some of their own artistic expressions. Once on Sado, be sure to check the list of performers and fringe event schedule at the EC Information Centre. “Special Fringe” events are performances by Kodo members, invited guests, or workshop instructors.
Here you’ll find plenty of local Sado delicacies as well as food and drink from all over the world, clothing, dry goods, musical instruments and crafts, et al. Indulge, shop, and come and relax on the lawn where you’ll find friends listening to live performances, dancing, playing drums, laying back, and enjoying the best of EC’s carefree atmosphere.
Can’t wait till EC Why not join us for pre-events Enjoy Sado island’s speciality program, taiko workshops and noh theatre performances.