Implementation Committee for New Concept “Ueno, a Global Capital of Culture” (here in after Ueno Cultural Park: Ueno, Taito City) and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) will launch together a unique project titled “UENOYES” starting in 2018.
UENOYES introduces distinguished cultural concepts and events from the Ueno Park area. The area is composed of already internationally renowned cultural venues such as music hall, museums, science museum, and zoo. Tokyo University of the Arts as well as historical temples and vibrant traditional shops and markets co‐exist today, all embraced in the rich nature of Ueno Park.
UENO Cultural Park has appointed artist Katsuhiko Hibino as General Producer of UENOYES. Inclusive Art, which is open to all generations, genders, nationalities/cultures, disabled and non-disabled people, is set as the central theme of UENOYES. We plan to offer various exciting and uplifting cultural events/programs around this theme throughout the year, while respecting existing cultural and social values and tradition of the district.
Full press release (PDF) is available here.
Project Schedule for “Ueno, a Global Capital of Culture” FY2018