Kitaro Performs at Mt. Fuji part.2

Here is additional information for 2008 KITARO Performs at MT. FUJI 13

Kitaro’s 13th annual performance at Mt. Fuji will take place on
August 17, 200, the full moon day of August.
Kitaro will continuously play the TAIKO from sunset to sunrise
with other artists playing various instruments.

•Audience participation is encouraged to play the TAIKO!
•You can bring your own ten, foods or telescope for viewing the stars.
•This is FREE event open to the public.
•There are no parking or entrance fees.

•We are currently looking for volunteers who can help us with
setting up the event location.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email us:

For Inquiries, please call: DIAA 03-3468-3325

DATE: 8/17/2008 (SUN) From 6 PM (Sunset)
8/18/2008 (MON) Till 7 AM (Sunrise)

Place: Mt. Fuji Gotemba Tarobo Parking 3
Gotemba City, Shizuoka JAPAN
Cost: FREE

Kitaro official website (English):
Columbia Music (日本語):
DIAA (日本語):

The unstable weather conditions on Mt. Fuji could bring in chilled air, so please bring warm jackets and blankets. There could be rain during the night, so don’t forget raincoats too!

You can join or leave the event whenever you want.
If you have your own Bachi (Drumsticks), you can bring them and hit the TAIKO.
You can also bring your own drums and play with KITARO during the event.

This will be a 12 hours event, so please bring snacks, foods, and drinks.

And… don’t forget to CLEAN UP when you leave this site.

Make your great summer memories with KITARO!

Why is Kitaro’s motivation to continue this event?
This is his way of showing appreciation for the planet we live on.


8月の満月の夜、喜多郎が毎年恒例の富士山奉納演奏を行います! シンセサイザー奏者として世界で活躍している、グラミー受賞ミュージシャン喜多郎が 今年も富士山に思いを託し、奉納演奏を 8月17日(日)の日没18時から18日(月)の日出7時まで、 一晩中行ないます。 当日は賛同アーチストらの各種楽器演奏に加え、 賛同太鼓会および、 喜多郎が自ら朝まで太鼓を叩き続け、 一般参加者も太鼓を打てます! 各自テント、食料、天体望遠鏡などを持参して、 会場の参加者と共に 富士山の麓で音を楽しみませんか。 入場料および太鼓演奏体験、駐車料などは全て無料。 なお、会場設営などサポートして下さる ボランティアを募集中しております。

場所:富士山御殿場口太郎坊第3駐車場 (静岡県御殿場市)

サポート:静岡県太鼓連盟富岳太鼓保存会 陸上自衛隊富士学校総務部広報班,
自衛隊板妻駐屯地, (有)サングラッド,DIAA: 喜多郎サポートの会,御殿場市
他 問合せ:DIAA: 03-3468-3325


DIAA (日本語):

山の天候は変わりやすく、夜は大変冷えるので 暖かい格好をしてきて下さい。 雨が降るかもしれませんので レインコートもお忘れなく。 日没から始まり、夜明けまで行ないます。 参加する時間はご自由です。好きな時間に来て、 好きな時間に帰って頂いて構いません。 時間も長いですのでお水、軽食お忘れなく。 太鼓のバチを持っている方は 自分のバチを持ってきて頂いて太鼓を叩く事が出来ます。 自分の太鼓を持ってきて頂いても構いません!
そしてゴミ袋をお忘れなく!!! 富士山を綺麗にしましょう!


■ 天候急変に備え防寒具,雨具など必ずご持参下さい。
■ 夜は足元が暗くなりますので、懐中電灯を準備下さい。
■ 長時間、太鼓を叩きますので、軍手などがあると良いでしょう。
■ 富士山ではゴミの持ち帰りをお願いしています。富士山の美化にご協力くだ


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2 Comments to Kitaro Performs at Mt. Fuji part.2

  1. Jerry Suppan says:

    Hi Jeff!
    I am also a fan of Kitaro. I attended his all night event in 2007. I intended to go in 2008, was all set even to leave the house, but backed out at the last minute. I guess it was a combination of starting to rain in the Tokyo area (much less Gotemba) but more so, not really having any one to go with.
    In 2007 I met and talked with Kitaro in person. Great guy! Moved to Colorado , U.S. in 1989 and has been in U.S. ever since. I think more recently though he has moved to California. He will do a 2009 tour to Asian destinations, but does not include Japan.
    Let’s hope his annual all night Taiko session happens on the night of the full moon in August 2009.
    Oh, coming to Japan in 1982, I have you beat by a couple of years. I’ve been here for a quarter of a century +2 (sounds more impressive!) (@J@)
    Jerry Suppan
    Tokyo, Japan

  2. To whom it may concern,
    My name is Jeff Hazelbaker. I have lived in Japan for the past 25 years, and have been listening to Kitaro since I first arrived here. I enjoyed his music and have passed it along to friends and family for their enjoyment. My wife (Kim) and I would love to volunteer to help at the next 2009 August moon Kitaro concert. Please contact us to let us know what we can do to assist.
    Thanks for the music!!!!