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SADO ISLAND

Mizuki Yoneyama is the Kodo taiko troupe's first female odaiko (large-scale drum) player, an indication that things are changing in the traditional community.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 2, 2023
For these women, taiko drumming is no longer a man's art
Ensemble taiko shows were developed in the 1950s, primarily by male leaders. Women taking part in Kodo’s early recitals only performed dance routines.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 19, 2020
Missing travel? Take a virtual trip to a Japanese island with Animal Crossing
Sado Island in the Sea of Japan is host to a number of well-known tourism spots that can now be visited virtually in Nintendo's smash-hit game.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2019
Chick hatches on Sado Island from egg of crested ibis gifted to Japan by China
A chick has hatched from an egg laid by a crested ibis, an internationally protected species, which was given by China to a conservation center on Sado Island off Niigata Prefecture, the facility said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2019
80 injured aboard ferry after suspected collision with marine animal in Sea of Japan
80 injured aboard ferry after suspected collision with marine animal in Sea of Japan
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2018
China expected to donate pair of endangered crested ibises to Japan as sign of improving ties
Move expected at summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Feb 5, 2018
Sado rice farmers get contact lens solution to crested ibis dilemma
The habitat of the Japanese crested ibis, one of the nation's special natural treasures, is improving on Sado Island thanks to new technology for cleaning contact lenses.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 26, 2017
Niigata governor lobbies to get Sado's mines listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites
Niigata Gov. Ryuichi Yoneyama asks the central government to recommend that the legacies of gold and silver mining in the prefecture and their related facilities be candidates for World Cultural Heritage status.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2016
Second chick born to wild ibis pair confirmed; chick born last week likely dead
The Environment Ministry said Thursday it has found a second crested ibis chick born to a wild pair on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, while indicating the first chick confirmed last week to have been born to a separate pair was now likely dead.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2016
Chick born to wild crested ibis pair on Sado Island marks 40-year first
A crested ibis chick has been found in a nest built in the wild on an island in the Sea of Japan, making it the first to be born to a truly wild pair in Japan in 40 years, the Environment Ministry said Friday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Nov 12, 2014
Inside the kingdom of Kodo
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."
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on