NEWSText: Aya Shomura


In the Asuka area consisted by City of Kashihara, Takatori-cho and Asuka-mura, “Asuka Design Week” will he held on July 16th and 17th. Not only to create a regional love of Asuka area, the Japan branding project to rediscover the identity by the Japanese. Along with the various creators, it’s the time to think about the future of Asuka and Japan.

Its main content is “Asuka Meeting”, a talk session carried out in historic attractions of the Asuka area. From Kengo Kuma an architect at Kashihara Hall on 16th to Hidetoshi Nakata, Yasumichi Morita a designer and Jun Nakagawa 13th president of Nakagawa Masashichi Shop at Asuka-dera on 17th, all 13 creators will join 5 sessions. At night of 16th, “Yakai; evening party” with creators and locals and of 17th “Music & Story Festival” by Salyu a musician and Gak-Mc a rapper will he planned.

In addition, welcomed Novmichi Tosa of MeiwaDenki in lecturer, the workshop themed as Omorobot will be held for the elementary and junior high school students on both days.

Asuka Design Week
Date: July 16th & 17th, 2016
Opening hours depends on programs
Paticipaiting creators: Katsumi Asaba (Art Director), Toshiyuki Kita (Product Designer), Kengo Kuma (Architect), Kcnichiro Mogi (Neuroscientist), Yusaku Imamura (Director of Tokyo Wonder Site), Kenji Watanabe (Professor of Keio University, Adviser of Chinese Medicine Promotion of Nara), Ururu Kaigo (General Producer of Asuka Design Week), Akihiro Nishino (Artist), Novemichi Tosa (MeiwaDenki), Hidetoshi Nakata (Director of Generak Incorporated Association Foundation Take Action Foundation), Yasumichi Morita (Designer), Maiko Kawakami (Actress, Glass Designer), Jun Nakagawa (13th president of Nakagawa Masashichi Shop), Yoshiko Ikoma (Fashion Designer), Salyu (Musician), Gak-Mc (Rapper)
Place: 4 places in Kashihara, Takatori-cho and Asuka-mura, Nara
Admission: Free (Except for the event, mountain climbing fee and entrance fee for facility)
Organized by The Committee for the Promotion of Asuka Design Week
Supported by Tokyo Design Week, Design Association NPO

Asuka Design Week Asuka Music & Story Festival
Date: July 17th, 2016
Part 1; 17:00 – 18:00 Akihiro Nishino/one-man show
Part 2; 18:00 – 20:00 Music workshop&live
Perfomer: Salyu (Musician), Gaku-Mc (Rapper), Akihiro Nishino (Comedian)
MC: Kenichiro Mogi (Neuroscientist)
Admission: Free

Text: Aya Shomura

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