Late
Aug

Earth Celebration

9:00am – 10:00pm
¥5,000 – ¥13,000

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 event is shorter and is being presented as a hybrid event, with in-person performances and online performances.

Every year since 1988, the rich natural splendor of Sado has set the stage for Earth Celebration (EC), an international arts festival that seeks an alternative global culture through musical and cultural collaborations with artists from around the world. Produced by Kodo in cooperation with the people of Sado Island, EC is the nation’s longest running music festival, described by the New York Times as “Japan’s leading music event.” In 2009, in recognition of the organization’s “notable contribution to the promotion of Japanese traditional culture and to the revitalization of the local community,” the Earth Celebration Committee was awarded the Tiffany Foundation Award for the Preservation of Japanese Traditional Arts and Culture in Contemporary Society. Come for outdoor concerts featuring Kodo and exciting collaborations with guest artists, kayaking, cultural workshops and unique encounters set in the stunning natural surroundings of rural Sado Island.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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