Los Angeles, CA (September, 2017) … Kitaro brings a totally unique audio/visual experience to California with his upcoming “Kojiki and The Universe” tour beginning November 16 and culminating December 1, 2017. The tour stop in Healdsburg is Sunday, November 19 at the Raven Performing Arts Center following the performance at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral the previous night on Saturday, November 18.
Presenting a totally unique visual experience, the presentation of “Kojiki and The Universe” merges Kitaro's music for the show (his most notable songs as well as songs from “Kojiki”, his 1990 Grammy Nominated album) with dynamic space-age photographic scenes of the Universe. The awesome visuals feature time-lapse images, expertly intertwined with real-time films provided by, and in cooperation with, NASA and Kyoto University. Watch the tour trailer here.
“Kojiki and The Universe” was created by Kitaro in collaboration with Astronomy Professor Kazunari Shibata. The entire production of Kojiki and the Universe was developed using modern film editing techniques, as well as state-of-the-art hardware and software. 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 album as the soundtrack, “Kojiki and The Universe” is a chronicle of astronomical research as well as a beautiful introduction to modern astronomy for everyone. Here's an example of one of the scenes from the show.