Towada Oirase Art Project 2014

About This Project

The Towada + Aomori Art Tour: Rustic Edition is built around a series of experiences designed to bring you closer to modern art through travel, while walking through the unique nature of Towada.

The tour provides a rich array of experiences that can only be had here in Towada, including special dishes made using locally-sourced ingredients, as well as guided walks and workshops where you will be joined by artists, performers, and nature guides, all specialists in their fields.

Lake Towada and Oirase Gorge is home to a complex and diverse ecosystem that developed over tens of thousands of years and is unique in the world. In ancient Rome, art was referred to as “techne,” which is the root of the word technique. This is a journey that explores the region for just that, the techniques that give meaning to the word “art.”

Towada + Aomori Art Tour: Rustic Edition

Contact Information

Towada Art Center
Tel: +81-176-20-1127


Towada Oirase Art Project Executive Committee

Supported by

The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year

Nakazaki Signs

The works of Tohru Nakazaki that were on display in the Towada Art Center Cube as part of the exhibition Big Sky Friendship are brought out into the city. All of his made-to-order signs are lined up inside of the Chuo Shotengai department store in central Towada.

July 15, 2014 – November 3, 2014

Sanbongi Night

It has been six years since the Towada Art Center’s first involvement with Sanbongikouta, a traditional Bon Festival dance in the Towada area.

This year, we will invite Yoshihide Otomo and hold a large-scale festival where both the participating artists and the audience join together to play a special arrangement of “Sanbogikouta.” A performance of “Amachan-ondo” is also scheduled. We will also set up a music club headed by Yoshihide Otomo that is free to join and open to all ages. We hope you’ll learn to dance, play some music, and have a great time at the festival!

Towada Kitchen Channel

Artist Hirofumi Masuda shines a spotlight on favorite household recipes together with Towada residents on the set of this cooking show. Through researching these household recipes, Masuda re-examines the current state of the people, memories and culture of Towada to share with future generations.

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