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Symposium "The Future of Arts Festivals"

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Session 1: The Future of Arts Festivals in Tokyo

This symposium examines the role of art festivals in Japan as we look ahead to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and as cultural programs in Tokyo continue to pick up steam. The panel includes leading festival directors from around Japan, as well as other people working in the arts.


Friday, October 30, 14:00


Taneo Kato (Executive Director, Association for Corporate Support of the Arts)
Shinichiro Momohara (Deputy Director, Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government)
Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto (NLI Research Institute, Tokyo Arts & Culture Council)
Hiroshi Watanabe (Vice Mayor of Toshima City)

Moderator:Sachio Ichimura (Directors Committee, Festival/Tokyo)

Session 2: Art from Now

Art is no longer only something that belongs to the artist who creates it. Today we are seeing an increased need for a deeper role for art within our society. This symposium will examine ideas, issues, and avant-garde art from the perspective of both sociologists and art practitioners.


Friday, October 30, 19:00


Yoshitaka Mouri (Associate Professor, Musical Creativity and the Environment, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Kaku Nagashima (dramaturge)
Yuichiro Nagatsu (Research Laboratory for Dialogues and Arts of Diversity and Divisions [NPO])
Shirotama Hitsujiya (Artistic Director of YUBIWA Hotel, playwright, director, actor)

Moderator:Directors Committee, Festival/Tokyo


*priority to reservations
*This symposium will be conducted in Japanese.

How to reserve

Please fill the reservation form on the official website.


Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
4-9-1 Nishi-Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0001 Japan


Toshima Center Square (Toshima City Office)
2-45-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku


Organized by
Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee, Toshima City, Toshima Future Culture Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan (NPO-ANJ), Arts Council Tokyo & Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)