The Ondekoza will participate in Tanaka Min's performance, "Ryōkan in the Snow", held on 2/23.


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The Ondekoza, a Japanese drum group, will participate in Tnaka Min’s “Ryōkan in the Snow,” a one-day snow performance to be held on February 23 , 2024.

In all-white world, Ryōkan looks forward to the spring when he can play with local children, which comes after the absolute abstraction and concrete hardships of snow. It is said that many people from villages far and wide tramped the snowy paths to attend the funeral of Ryōkan, who was adored by the people.

I look forward to seeing how Tnaka Min will dance Ryōkan in the overwhelming snow.
In the latter half of the program, the Ondekoza, a taiko drum group with close ties to the festival, will join in to recreate the “Bon Odori” dance that Ryōkan liked to perform with his people.

(Kitagawa Fram, General Director of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale)

The Ondekoza / PROFILE

Established in 1969. The Ondekoza joined a one-month long world tour, “Overcoming the Disaster: Gratitude from Japan to the World”organised by the Japan Foundation and performed as venues like the United Nations General Assembly Hall. In addition to their music performance, they have been actively engaging with contemporary art and nature and presented at art festivals such as Setouchi Triennale and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. They ran the special tour celebrating their 45th birthday across Japan in 2014.

This program is a precursor to the “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2024” (Duration: 2024/7/13-11/10), which will open next July. Echigo-Tsumari’s main season is winter. Please come and see the performance set in the overwhelming snowy landscape.

Dance: Tanaka Min
Music: Ishihara Rin
Taiko: The Ondekoza

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Echigo Tsumari Art Field Information Center
Address Museum on Echigo-Tsumari, MonET 6-1, 71-2, Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture, 948-0003
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