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Company OverviewABOUT US

Name
Yanbaru Art Festival 2017-2018 - Yanbaruni Hakobune
Date
Dec 9 (Sat), 2017 - Jan 8 (Mon), 2018
General Director
Nakahodo Choji
Venue
Ogimi Village Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School (Facility open between 11:00 - 19:00)Closed Jan 1, 2018.Closed every Tuesday for maintenance.Ogimi Bashofu Museum
Kunigami Village Okuma Private Beach and Resort
Motobu Town Ocean Expo Park
Nago City Nago Agri-Park, Churashima Natural School, Nago Civic Center Agu Pig Statue
Cooperative Facility[Information]
Kunigami Village Yanbaru Wildlife Preservation Center Ufugi Nature Museum
Higashi Village Sunrise Higashi
Nago City Kyoda Rest Stop
Naha City Umichurara
Sponsors
Yanbaru Art Festival Executive Committee
Sponsors
Ogimi Village Shima Zenbu-de-Ookina Festival
Supporters
Ministry of Environment Naha Natural Environment Office, Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Prefectural Museum, Museums, Kunigami Village, Higashimura City, Motobu Town, and Nago City
Sponsors
Okinawa Churashima Foundation, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan Airlines Company/ Japan Transocean Airlines, Okuma Private Beach & Resort, ORION Beer Company, Yamashiro Group, Steak 88 Group, Excel Rental Cars Okinawa, East Development Group, Jyutaro Home, Nishitetsu Travel Company, Nikken Housing Co., Ltd. International Design Academy, Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa, Okinawa Pokka Corporation、Yanbaru Brewery Co., Ltd.、Sharyokan, Inc.
Cooperating Entities
Kijoka Bashofu Project Cooperative Association, PAL Co., Uruma City tourism and Products Association, Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Bijutsu Techo

*Given information is subject to change.

What is the Yanbaru Art Festival?

Seeds of artistic talent are nurtured among the Yanbaru Fields.

Primal landscapes still remain in Yanbaru, situated in northern Okinawa, and often referred to as the ""Galapagos of the Orient."" Subtropical forests, mangrove colonies, coral reefs and rare fauna call this amazing place home. Yanbaru, also known for a culture all its own, has long preserved ancient arts such as hand crafts, industrial arts, festivities and more. It is here on the primitive land of Yanbaru, where the art festival takes the stage for the first time.
Modern art and design, videos, music, and traditional woven fabrics and pottery known to the island are all gathered in one venue.
Experience the thoughts and ideas of modern writers, culture that has been carried on for centuries, and nature that continues for millenniums, inside the most spiritual parts of Okinawa. A journey of creativity that surpasses time awaits you.

ConceptCONCEPT

Carrying into the future, the seeds of art..

In the Yambaru district, on the main island of Okinawa,
lush subtropical forests and coral seas represent the bountiful nature in which rare wildlife can be found.
The area is also rich with traditional culture, such as handcrafts and festivities interwoven into the lifestyles of the community.

These unique Ryukyu arts are the pride of Okinawa,
and are the source of creativity, in other words the "seeds of art,"
that awaken imagination in modern men.

Yambaru Art Festival 2017 - 2018 - Yambaruni Ark
takes closed schools and transforms them into large "arks."
Through the art displayed, we hope to share in the discovery, experience,
creation and dissemination of these "seeds of art" found in communities,
and pass this treasured island onto future generations.

AccessACCESS

アクセス アクセス
※The venue may be changed.
iIn the information, guide booklets, leaflets etc. are scheduled to be distributed.

Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School Parking Information

  • Shioya elementary school front parking lot (※ 35 units)

  • Yuinohama parking lot (※ 15 minutes on foot to Shioya elementary school)

Directors, AdvisorsDIRECTOR・ADVISOR

仲程長治 / Choji Nakahodo
  • General Director
  • Nakahodo Choji
  • 1959 - Born on Ishigaki Island, lives in Naha city.
    Designing art in many fields here in Okinawa, since his twenties.
    2008 - Authentic work as a photographer begins. His unique point of view and sense of beauty draw the attention of many. Since 2011, he has held photography showings in Okinawa, Tokyo, Korea, and Switzerland.
    2009 - Exclusive photographer and art director of Okinawa culture magazine ""Momoto"" since its first publishing the same year.
    2015 - 2016 - Publishes the photo essay series ""Ryukyu Gradation"" in Asahi Digital Newspaper ""&w.""
    2016 - In the fall of 2016, publishes and sells his visual concept book, ""Mother Islands"" which depict the beauty of his homeland island, Mt. Yaezan and Ishigaki Island.
    2018 - In the movie ""KARANUKAN""(Directed by Yasuhiro Hamano) scheduled to feature in 2018, Nakahodo was responsible for still photos and photographing the scenes, as well as giving photography advice and support(filming in Okinawa) to Gackt, the hero, and photographer in the movie.
    Presently he is working on his first movie as a director, ""Nyaha"", a movie about an island cat.

  • Message

    I always pictured myself missing "Noah's Ark" on the day when life as we know it ends for humanity.

    I, like many others who make a living through photography and design, am a designer and creator. However, I feel designers and creators are insignificant to the future of the earth.

    Humans who should be allowed to board "Noah's Ark" ought to be those who embrace nature, and who have the wisdom and skills to attain their daily living. Those who are farmers and fishermen, mothers and doctors who are capable of protecting life from danger, of giving and nurturing life, philosophers and teachers who are capable of leading humanity into the future.

    However, if you think about it, the sun, soil and water, in other words, nature itself, is what makes a seed sprout, flower and produce fruit, all humanity does is lend a helping hand.

    "Art is the source of creation, and lives in all aspects of nature.
    Humans need to understand that they are incapable of bringing one single thing to life, single handedly. "

    Though we creators may be insignificant to the future of the earth, as long as we have been given life on this earth, we have a responsibility and contribution to be made.

    This responsibility is to record and preserve events that need to be carried into the future.

    Things that the earth must hold onto for the future..
    Understanding of the universe, wisdom and skills to survive on earth, precious prayers and thoughts of someone, the fleeting beauty of nature and all its colors..
    It is my job as a creator, to preserve ""unseen treasures"" of this island, that have been carried on for generations, in song and dance, and through pictures and photographs.

    I believe that though one creator may pass on to the next life, another piece of art created by some other person will become a small seed, be placed on "Noah's Ark," carried into the future, and sprout one day.

熊谷隆志 / Takashi Kumagai
  • Craft Division Director
  • Takashi Kumagai
  • 1970 Born in Morioka. Upon traveling to France, begins work as a stylist.
    1998 Begins work as a photographer. While working on projects for advertising and magazines, takes part in branding various fashion brands, and directs interior design of shops and landscaping.

  • Message

    It has only been a few years since I began with Okinawan crafts, and I felt this was a very valuable opportunity. I have selected the crafts of upcoming artists, famous artists, as well as artists whose generation overlaps one another. For this pop up store, I focused on utilizing the atmosphere of an old school building. I especially want visitors to be exposed to bashofu textiles, an important and traditional craft of Ogimi village.

金島隆弘
  • Advisers
  • Representative of Board of Directors for Platform of Arts and Creativity
  • Takahiro Kaneshima

1977 Born in Tokyo.
2002 Upon graduating from the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University, works for Nokia, Toshiba, Tokyo Garo, BTAP, and ARTiT.
2007 Establishes the FEC(Far East Contemporaries). At FEC, works on planning of exhibitions, supporting the work of artists, and exchange programs. In 2014, establishes the Platform for Arts and Creativity to conduct investigative research on East Asian modern art. Acting executive director for the Art Fair Tokyo(2010 - 2015), art director for Art Beijing(2015 -2017). Currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Fine Arts master's course at Kyoto City University of Arts. Currently the representative of the board of directors for the Platform for Arts and Creativity.

  • Message

    The first time I set foot into the Yanbaru forests was over 10 years ago. Since then, I have been traveling throughout Asia, getting acquainted with various forms of art, when the opportunity to visit this Yanbaru area presented itself again. From long ago, Yanbaru has seen the work of humans transpire through the history of Ryukyu, Satsuma, Okinawa, the USA, and back again to Okinawa, and yet it continues to gently embrace humans with its bountiful nature. My heart dances with anticipation at how this new type of art festival will force art and humans to interact with Yanbaru.

  • おかけんた
    • Advisers
    • Comedian/Art Planner
    • Oka Kenta

    Comedian/Art Planner
    Belongs to the Yoshimoto Creative Agency, as a Yoshimoto comedian, and standup comedian ""Okakentayuta."" Upon speaking at many galleries, art festivals and museums, has been acting director for the ""movies and art and everything"" at the Kyoto International Film Festival in 2014, and the Okinawa International Movie Festival in 2015.

  • Message

    Okinawa, made up of various islands, is 100 kilometers long, from north to south, and 400 kilometers from east to west. The quality of soil in each area is different, which explains the reason why pottery is such a big thing in Okinawa. The art festival in Okinawa is comprised of art created by those who have been raised here. Each piece of art, dressed in its sunday best, carries a message that "everything is beautiful just the way it is." This winter, come down and show your support!

  • 山本裕子
    • Advisers
    • Director of Yamamoto Gendai
    • Yuko Yamamoto

    April 2004-Opened the Yamamoto Gendai in the industrial area of Kagurazaka, the redlight district for great writers.
    January 2008 - Moved and expanded the office to Shirogane, Minato-ku. Carries artifacts by many artists who carry on traditional crafts, regardless of whether the artist is alive or deceased, regardless of age, regardless of whether the piece is flat, has dimension, video, installation or media. He introduces genius, and omnidirectional works that ride the fence of existing genres of art.

  • Message

    An art festival to be held in the Yanbaru area of Okinawa; I am looking forward to the fusion of artists who live within Okinawa, and who live outside the islands, and how this will unfold in a festival that is site specific, and takes into consideration each locality.

  • 吉田晃子
    • Advisers
    • Chief Editor for the Geijutsu Shincho
    • Akiko Yoshida

    Graduated from the Educational Department of Hirosaki University, is hired by Shinchosha, upon working for a major electronics maker. After working in the editorial department for [SINRA], the book department, and editorial department for [Tabi], begins working in the editorial department for [Geijutsu Shincho]in April, 2009.
    April 2014 - Becomes the chief editor for the same magazine.

  • Message

    Not merely do domestic artists who live and work throughout Japan participate, but local Okinawan artists will also be participating in this festival. When artists who are filled with the culture of the hosting city come together with artists who are interested in the host city, new values are born. It is this potential power art possesses, that we want you to experience.

  • 岩渕貞哉
    • Advisers
    • Chief Editor for the Bijutsu Techo
    • Iteya Iwabuchi

    Graduated from the Economics Department of Keio University.
    2002 enters the editorial department of [Bijutsu Techo], and is incumbent as of 2008. Currently the executive executive officer for art publisher.
    2017 - Opened the web version of [Bijutsu Techo] and [ART NAVI]. Speaker for many talk shows, judge for public exhibitions and is affiliated with many other scenes that feature arts.

  • Message

    Okamoto Taro was able to see the "once forgotten Japan," in the lifestyles and customs of the people in Okinawa. What would those of us living in the present, be able to see in the cultural arts of Yambaru, Okinawa? I am sure this experience will be one that sharpens my own senses.

  • 小林ゆか
    • Advisers
    • Brand strategy, consulting fellow
    • Yuka kobayashi

    Corporate strategy, product strategy, consulting such as Sony, Shiseido, Saison Group etc
    Grand concept of Sony next generation semiconductor business. The concept of the Seibu Loft Kan Museum. Magazine House "Hanako" Inception Concept. Five writers of novels and essays. Currently, Yoshimoto Kogyo's think tank "Yoshimoto Faction" enrolled. Dr. Yunus, founder of Grameen, started the next generation social business.

  • Message

    For urban dwellers, while traveling around the island, traveling across islands in different space. In the land of Okinawa that will be further enhanced in the future in Asia, nature, food, people and faith become part of art, and ourselves are re-created. Please take care of life force.

  • ArtistsARTIST

    Exhibition Division

    • EITEN
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 我喜屋位瑳務 Isamu Gakiya
    • Isamu Gakiya
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • カゼモニワ多田弘 × 濱元朝和 Kazemoniwa Hiroshi Tada×Tomokazu Hamamoto
    • Kazemoniwa Hiroshi Tada × Tomokazu Hamamoto
    • Nago Civic Center Agu Statue

    • Kyun-Chome
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • Kyoto university of Art & Design NEBUTA “class IKENAGA”
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 久高将和
    • Masakazu Kudaka
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • KENICHIRO-KUBA
    • Kenichiro Kuba
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 小早川渉
    • Wataru Kobayakawa
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • Yuhki SAI
    • YUHKI SAI
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 紫舟
    • Sisyu
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • ジャン松元
    • John Matsumoto
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 高木正勝
    • MasakatsuTakagi
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • ダニエルロペス
    • López Daniel
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 田村ハーコ
    • Hako Tamura
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 垂見健吾
    • Kengo Ojii Tarumi
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • Chocomoo
    • Chocomoo
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 椿 昇
    • Noboru Tsubaki
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

      Okuma Private Beach & Resort

    • 照屋勇賢
    • Yuken Teruya
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 西野亮廣
    • Akihiro Nishino
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • BAKIBAKI
    • BAKIBAKI
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

      Okuma Private Beach & Resort

    • 普久原恒勇
    • Tsunewo Fukuhara
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • Meisa Fujishiro
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 平敷兼七
    • Kenshichi Heshiki
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • pokke104
    • pokke104
    • Nago Agri Park

      Churashima Natural School

    • 宮沢和史
    • Kazufumi Miyazawa
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • Yu Yamauchi
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 淀川テクニック
    • Yodogawa Technique
    • Ocean Expo Park

      Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

      Nago Agri Park

    Crafts Division

    • Akane Pottery
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • あさと木漆工商品
    • Asato Moku Urushi Studio(wood lacquer)
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 奥原硝子
    • Okuhara Glass Studio
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • おと木工商品
    • Oto Woodworks
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 加治工紅型商品
    • Kaji Kubingata
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

      Okuma Private Beach & Resort

    • 兼城畳産業商品
    • Kaneshiro Tatami Company
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • ガラス工房清天商品
    • Glass Studio Seiten
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 工房ori to ami商品
    • ori to ami Studio
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 工房コキュ商品
    • Kokyu Studio
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 島変木商品
    • Tohenboku Studio (woodwork)
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • シーサー大海商品
    • Shisa Ohgai
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • SHIZUCAL WAX
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

      Nago City | Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa

    • 城間びんがた商品
    • Shiroma Bingata Studio (Okinawa dye)
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

      Okuma Private Beach & Resort

    • 菅原商品
    • Ken sugawara
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 田村窯商品
    • Tamura Kiln
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 育陶園商品
    • Tsuboya Yaki Kiln Ikutoen
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 陶芸玉城商品
    • Pottery Tamaki (Vada antiques)
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 芭蕉布座布団用の生地
    • Basho Fabric Studio
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • HIGA商品
    • HIGA
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • 商品
    • Paul Lorimer
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    • LEQUIO
    • Former Ogimi Municipal Shioya Elementary School

    ContactCONTACT

    ■ YAMBARU ART FESTIVAL Secretariat

    info@yaf-okinawa.com

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