Exadon is an innovative fitness program centered around enjoying taiko (traditional Japanese drums), performing arts, and physical activity. The name Exadon combines three words: “exercise,” “Sado,” and the sound of beating a taiko drum, “don.” Exadon has great benefits for the mind, body, and soul. Playing taiko is a moderate full-body workout that is suitable for all ages and abilities. Research shows that playing taiko in a group boosts positivity and fosters empathy between people as they conjure sound together. Whether you take part with your friends, partner, or even people you have just met, Exadon is sure to bring a smile to your face and give your body and soul a boost.
Boost your positivity and connect with others through taiko playing Exadon was jointly developed by Dr. Yoshinori Morimoto (Shiosai Clinic), who initially proposed the program, and Kodo Cultural Foundation. Launched in 2014, Exadon was originally developed as a person-centered dementia care program in response to the projected increase in dementia prevalence amongst Japan’s aging population. Over the years, the Exadon initiative has expanded to focus on improving the wellbeing of one and all, regardless of cognitive conditions. Dr. Morimoto and Kodo Cultural Foundation continue to develop and apply the program in new ways, striving to uplift and connect people using taiko.
For more information, please visit the Exadon website.
Sado Island is full of nature. Home to vegetation found throughout Japan, it’s a veritable microcosm of the Japanese archipelago where people can grow fruit ranging from apples to mandarins and passionfruit. The fresh food on Sado Island is delicious and enriches everyone’s lives. With abundant seafood and arguably the best rice in Japan, it’s no wonder visitors come here especially to enjoy the fresh delicacies. The island is blessed with a relatively warm climate throughout the year, and a relaxed sense of time. Staying on the island gives you plenty of chances to seek extraordinary views and experiences, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you’re looking for a place where you can refresh and recharge your mind and body, look no further than Sado Island!