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Cultural Exchange Project between City and Art

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Taking place in the Ikegami neighborhood of Ota-ku, where new urban development projects are on the rise, this is an ongoing project that makes full use of local culture, community bases, talent and networks in its implementation. The aim of the project is to establish the neighborhood in the context of art, and to foster an environment enabling the citizens of Tokyo to actively participate in art.
In spring the group organized a theater-style workshop, “chelfitsch to issho ni Hantomei ni natte miyou!”, given by actors for children at Hisamatsu Onsen, a public bath that has become a local institution. Additionally, it held a screening of a filmed chelfitsch performance, “Eraser Mountain is Watching,” at Honmyoin, one of the many temples in Ikegami, which is among other things a traditional area with plenty of temples. The screening was followed by a talk with head priest Fumihide Hayami and the artist Teppei Kaneuji, the scenographer for “Eraser Mountain.” The group plans to continue holding events over the summer as well.

-Saturday, March 19, 2022:“chelfitsch to issho ni Hantomei ni natte miyou!” workshop
-Saturday, March 26, 2022:“Eraser Mountain is Watching” screening and talk
-Saturday, July 30, 2022 15:00 – 18:00: Town visit and diary-writing workshop with poet Sayaka Osaki
*Advance registration necessary
Participation fee: 1, 000 yen
-Friday, August 5, 2022 11:00 – 17:00 Sayaka Osaki & Teppei Kaneuji “Ikegami Jo-jo Koukannikki (Ikegami great exchange diary)” exhibition
*Related exhibition: A showing of Yuko Mohri’s video “I/O”


Drifters International applies the different perspectives of its multidisciplinary program featuring architecture, fashion, theater, dance and more to the running of events, performance, symposiums, workshops, lectures, talks, and other projects related to culture and the arts, in order to promote experimental creative activities.
At the same time, it also handles the administration and operation of art festivals and art projects; event-planning that utilizes urban communities; and the direction and practice of publicity, advertising, and promotion that generates creative touchpoints designed to reach diverse audiences and participants.


1-24-15 Kakinokizaka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan 152-0022
E-mail: info@drifters-intl.org


Hisamatsu Onsen, Honmyoin Temple