Inside the kingdom of Kodo

Stage Nov 12, 2014

Inside the kingdom of Kodo

by Nobuko Tanaka

As world leaders in the performing art of Japanese drumming, Kodo state on their website that their mission is: "To explore the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko (aka wadaiko), and to forge new directions for this vibrant living art form." Based ...

Pair of newborn crested ibises die

National Apr 23, 2013

Pair of newborn crested ibises die

Two crested ibis chicks born to captivity-raised birds released into the wild on Sado Island were confirmed dead Monday, the Environment Ministry said. The chicks, produced under a government program to repopulate the endangered species, are the first found to have died. The ministry said the ...