HAPPENINGText: Yurie Hatano

Visitors were spending a relaxing time there as their fancy took them; Enjoying visual works sitting on the stairs or corrugated cardboard designed, bending an ear to the live music from the main floor, giving themselves up entirely to chatting, resting from dancing, and even falling into a deep sleep.

The lounge space also had unique and luxurious food booths. One of them was a Sushi bar by a Hokkaido based SUSHIPUNK, a man who is sometimes a VJ and a DJ, and other times makes Sushi. As if playing as a DJ, he was entertaining with a superb piece of Sushi.

The other food booth was managed by Shima Syokuzai, an original island brand which believes in the important connection between nature and the producers, stating that “a producer is an artist”, “food is a work of art”. Visitors could get a taste of Hokkaido with their special vegetables and seafood soup called “Sanpei Ziru”.

For the protection of the environment, reuse vessels were used for such food providing. The idea was advocated by Ezorock. A light, strong and reusable cup was also used for all drinks sold throughout the whole venue. The deposit system that returns 100yen to the user was a nice idea, and the convenience and externals of actual cups were also good. What was most impressive and pleasant was that such an action was being done really naturally without excess emphasized by both providers and users.

Moreover, Kami Nekkon appeared again in the lounge space, which was displayed at the entrance space. People who gathered at another booth Thanks Giving MakeUp started making the Kami Nekkon and drawing pictures or messages on it. The plan was that to make a Kami Nekkon’s dream tree together with people coming to this event. Connecting with someone, you can make something big from small individuals. Feeling, expressing and putting into practice, you can start thinking. This was a reduced drawing of the whole event’s theme.

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