Presenting a totally unique visual experience, the LIVE in CONCERT presentation of “Kojiki and The Universe” merges Kitaro’s Grammy nominated music from the album “Kojiki” with space-age photographic scenes of the Universe. “Kojiki and The Universe LIVE” features time-lapse images, expertly intertwined with real-time films provided by and in cooperation with Kyoto University’s Astronomy Professor Kazunari Shibata. NASA, and The Hubble Space Telescope. Taiko drumming and Butoh dancing enriches this program. An inner journey of the soul featuring Kitaro performing his music with the mysterious and evocative Butoh dancing of Aya Irizuki accompanied by Tenrin Taiko company and violin soloist DeLaney. Kitaro journeys us to outer space and beyond with music and simulation and original NASA, Hubble Space Telescope and simulation images all set to the mythology of Kojiki. In Japanese mythology, Kojiki is a story closely related to evolution of the universe. It describes the origin of Heaven, Earth and the creation of the Gods. Utilizing Kitaro’s “Kojiki” score as the soundtrack, “Kojiki and The Universe” is a chronicle of astronomical research as well as a beautiful introduction to modern astronomy for everyone.