Hatenkohro is a one-of-a-kind entertainment troupe that consists
of metal music, Japanese classical dance, sword battle, classical
violin and modern dance with a bit of cosplay essence. We have been
invited to perform at Japan Day on the 3rd of March at Eden Park
this year, but we need your assistance to get there!
None of the members is ordinary, and all are professionals in
their special skills. HATENKOHRO is a bunch of folks with high-end
performance, and their aim is to spread an essence of Japan in a
You will be amazed. Our costumes were made by Kiwis and some of
the costumes have been featured during Auckland Art Week at Swan
Hotel. Four costumes were designed and made by Unitec Costume Dept.
students last year, and the rest are being made by publicly
All the arrangement was made by KIMONO KOLLAB, an upcycling
pre-loved kimono project based in Auckland. KIMONO KOLLAB also
collaborated with Hills Hats, an authentic hatter in Wellington and
made some hats for Hatenkohro out of pre-loved kimono. We are not
only a group of performers but also eco-conscious and through this
thoughtful upcycling and cross-cultural project, we made great
relationships with some Kiwis.
How you can help us
Since HATENKOHRO was born in 2016, our vibrant and dynamic
performances have attracted many eyes in Europe and China. Word has
spread to New Zealand, hence our invitation to perform at Japan Day
this year! Despite all the excitement, however, we still have the
question of how to cover our travel expenses- the expense for 10
people (including our manager) and our usual equipment is not an
amount we can casually spend!
Giving up this amazing opportunity is not an option, as we have
made wonderful friendships in New Zealand already and would love as
many people as possible in New Zealand to experience our show.
How donations will be used
We are seeking donations that will be used for our air tickets
mainly. Our target amount is $5,000 which will cover part of our
air tickets (as Hatenkohro has 10 members!) and it will make a huge
financial difference, we can breathe and perform better!!
HATENKOHRO in 2019
HATENKOHRO will have a very busy year. We will tour around
China, where the economy is soaring. We are invited to Romania and
Russia, where we have never been to perform as well. Unlike the
previous two years, in 2019, there are a lot of performing
opportunities in Japan.
Wherever we perform, we will wear the costumes made by Kiwis and
we will use the music video (hopefully we could find a kiwi
producer!!) for a preview of our performances.
The opportunity to perform at Japan Day on the 3rd March at Eden
Park means a lot to us as we will release our new music with the
new costumes made by Kiwis and new music video recorded by Kiwi
(hopefully)!! We would love to share this meaningful moment with as
many Kiwis as possible.
Who are HATENKOHRO?
Last but not least, here are the introductions of all of our
members. Your kind donationa will bring these members to New
Jigoro (Swordfight Actor) - He has been seen
both on stage and television. His dynamic and sexy performance
attracts many audiences.
NatsunA (Modern Dancer, Swordfight Actor)
- NatsunA is not only a dancer and swordfighter, she is a model as
Yohei Takemoto (Swordfight Actor, Modern Dancer,
Japanese Classical Dancer) - Yohei has a title of World
Champion in Sports Aerobics, and has been a television
Izki Hananomoto (Japanese Classical Dancer) -
Izki is a young master teacher of Japanese Classical Dance. When
she is not on stage, she is in a dance studio to teach younger
Masaki Komatsu (Swordfight Actor) - He is a
descendant of real Ninja! He also encourages young people to foster
their swordfighting talents.
Yoshie Kajiwara (Violinist) - Yoshie plays a
wide range of music including Jazz and Irish. She is active not
only in performing but also providing music to many industries.
Zenya Sakata (Guitar) - His reputable guitar
technique is unique and subtle. He is also active in supporting
other bands performances both in Japan and abroad.
Katsuhiko Endo (Drums) - He is award-winning -
winning an award at a drum contest in Japan. He is active in many
fields such as recording, and TV appearance support.
Sada (Bass, Hatenkohro Leader) - While
performing the stage/mage music production as a composer and
arranger, Sada is active in both Japan and overseas as a guitar
Thank you very much for your support, we are all looking
forward to welcoming you to our show!!
SHORT CLIPS "Shadow and Lights"
6 MONTHS AGO
We need your kindness support.
Thank you for your help!
6 MONTHS AGO
This is our Music Video!
Our project started!
6 MONTHS AGO
Hello! Kia Ora!
This video shoot in our "France tour 2017" .
Thank you for your support!