Singer Shizuka Kudo and her eldest daughter, flutist Cocomi, have been making a big splash on the Internet, appearing together in the sound stage series “Nishi Honganji Oto Butai” to be broadcast on TBS nationwide from midnight on the 24th.
The “Oto Butai” series is “a musical project based on the theme of ‘the encounter between the East and the West’ by setting up a ‘stage’ at a temple that is said to be one of the most famous temples in Japan” (from the official website).
This time, “Nishi Honganji Oto Butai” was recorded without an audience on September 4. Kudo also posted photos of the recording on her Instagram account, including a photo of Kudo singing powerfully next to Cocomi playing the flute. Kudo is wearing a white sleeveless one-piece dress, showing off her incredible style that makes it hard to believe that she is 51 years old. Next to her, Cocomi wore an elegant black see-through dress.
Kudo posted on Instagram, “This was a very precious and memorable stage in my music life. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she posted. She sang “Inochi no Uta” by Mariya Takeuchi, and commented, “It’s a song about life that will be passed on to everyone, so I didn’t think about it too much and just let the sound come from my heart.
Cocomi, on the other hand, said, “This was my first time to perform in an open space with no ceiling, unlike in a room, and I was able to relax in a sense of freedom. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I can’t thank you enough.
“In addition to the two, other famous musicians such as cellist Miyata Dai, ballet dancer Nakamura Sachiko, and opera singer Nishikiori Ken also participated in the “Nishi Honganji Sound Stage. I can’t help but look forward to the broadcast to see how the mighty Nisei Cocomi will perform with these big names.
Cocomi also made her debut as a voice actress in the animated film “Nikuko-chan at the Fishing Port,” and is also an ambassador for Dior. Her younger sister, Koki, has also made a splash with her starring role in the movie “Cow’s Head Village.
His father, Kimura, is also appearing in the all-English foreign drama “THE SWARM. How far will the strongest family in history, the Kimura family, go? I can’t take my eyes off them any more. ……!
Photo： Yusuke Kondo