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NEWSText: Aya Shomura


Finally, “CowParade Niseko” has started from July 1st to October 1st in Niseko.

CowParade is the largest public Art event in the world and has been hosted in more than 80 countries and tourism destinations. In the beginning of this year, submitting widely designs for COW from the artist, selected artists have stayed and painted them from May to June and all 47 cows have been completed. 45 cows are standing in Niseko and Kutchan area (outdoor/indoor available) and 2 are to exhibited in Sapporo, both are open to the public. On the official Facebook page, various production images and movies have been published on time during the period, and it had become a hot topic. As this event has the element of charity not only art, all cows is auctioned from September 1st to October 1st, and All the money raised through the auction is donated to a very worthy, Tokyo based Charity Shine On! Kids and will go towards helping kids with serious illness in 15 Hospitals country wide.

In addition, July 3rd, CowParade Niseko Launch Party will be held at Niseko Village “Two Sticks” area. While enjoying live music and drinks, why don’t you communicate with participating artists? Moreover a free app (COWBOY Cow parade Niseko) was also released for this event. In addition to cow designs and artist information, the app includes a GPS function that is triggered when visitors approach a cow. The more cows a visitor sees, the more benefits the app provides, such as deals and coupons. There are also event-related merchandise that would be perfect gifts to take back home.

CowParade Niseko
Date: July 1st – October 1st, 2015
Place: Many places in area of Kutchan and Niseko (Download MAP)
Artsits: Toshiya Kobayashi, SHUUN, Chisato Shinya, Hiroaki Suetsugu, Saki Chikaraishi, Yumi Fuzuki, Ryo Matsuoka, Takuya Yonezawa, WABISABI and more (all 47 cows)
Official app: Download here (free)
Organized by Niseko Promotions Board
Sponsors: Ikeuchi Group, Chalet Ivy, Ht Holidays, Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Hanazono Resort, Deloitte Tohmatsu, Ki Niseko, Nisade, MnK, Explore Niseko, Fresh Powder Niseko, Silenti, evian, Sanctuary Niseko, Niseko Promotion Board, Ring Project, Skybus, Zaborin, Sekka,, the vale niseko, Niseko Town, The Niseko Company, Fubuki Townhouses, The Barn, Shiki Niseko, West Canada Homes, alpen ridge, The Niseko Supply Company, True Aussie Beef, Futaba Industry, Nakayama gumi, Iwata Chizaki, Shimizu Corporation
Tel: +81(0)136 21 2551
Free and open to the public

CowParade Niseko Launch Party
Date: July 3rd, 18:00 (till late)
Place: Niseko Village “Two Sticks” area
Address: Higashiyama-Onsen, Niseko, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
Program: Live music, Shine On! Kids charity (cash bar continue after 20:30)
Admission: 3,600 yen (with drinks and canapes/Advenced ticket only)

Text: Aya Shomura

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