KIFF Theme Song
“KYOTO Odoro, ASHITATO Utao”
Kyoto Film Festival Band(Making MV)
The Kyoto Film Festival Band was formed for the Kyoto International Film and Arts Festival by producer Naoki Tachikawa, who called on the powerful tag team of songwriter and composer TAKURO (GLAY) and music producer Yoshiyuki Sahashi to create the music. Naoto Kaiho and Ataru Nakamura took the vocals, and sixth-grade students from Umekoji Elementary School in Kyoto joined in on the chorus. The song is perfect for an international film festival coming out of Kyoto and can be enjoyed by men and women of all ages. On Wednesday, October 7, the song will also be released on various music distribution services.
Producer: Naoki Tachikawa
Lyrics & music: TAKURO (GLAY)
Sound production and editing: Yoshiyuki Sahashi
Vocals: Naoto Kaiho and Ataru Nakamura
Release date: October 7th (Wed)
- Short Version of the Festival’s Theme Song “KYOTO Odoro, ASHITATO Utao”
Performed by Naoto Kaiho and Ataru Nakamura
A Message from Naoki Tachikawa
I've been involved in the Kyoto International Film and Arts Festival for two years now, and I felt that something was missing. That something was music. We wanted to create a song that all people could relate to, regardless of age or occupation, so we decided to make it a duet. The inclusion of a chorus of elementary school students made the music even more powerful, making it a song that we all created together. I hope that the power of this song, created by great musicians, will bring even more excitement to the festival.
Naoto Kaiho・Ataru Nakamura