ASIA center | JAPAN FOUNDATION

The Japan Foundation Asia Center carries out
mutual exchange programs and cooperative work
between the people of Asian countries and regions.

MENU

Sanriku International Arts Festival 2019 "Sanriku×Asia Tsunagaru Project" Dialogue with the future, Sanriku and Indonesia

Japan

The Japan Foundation Asia Center will hold the "Sanriku International Arts Festival (SAN Fes)" from 9th of February to 24th of March in 2019 together with co-organisers, Sanriku International Arts Promotion Committee and Japan Contemporary Dance Network at the coastal area of the Sanriku region that stretches out over 600 km. To further connect the Sanriku region with Asia, 5 collaborative projects called, "Sanriku×Asia Tsunagaru Project" will also be held during the festival. During the projects, various cultural exchange events will be carried out.

One of the Sanriku×Asia Tsunagaru Project is called "Dialogue with the future, Sanriku and Indonesia." This project invites Indonesian people from Aceh, touring through the disaster areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake and will interact with local people. And we hold the symposium by people from Ache and Tohoku to have dialogue for the future beyond region and time.

↓Click to Enlarge [PDF: 1.5M]

event flyer

Event detail

Video Installation "Indonesian in Kesennuma"

Date and Time Sun, March 3 - Sun, March 24, 2019
Venue

Kesennuma Library / Yodhoyono Children's Library
3-30 Sasagajin, Kesennuma-shi, Miyagi-ken 988-0073 Googlemap

Fee Free
Contents Contemporary artist Atsushi Kadowaki will make portrait videos of Indonesians in Kesennuma and exhibit installation works. What on earth are Sanriku, Japan, or Indonesia through their eyes? This project will be the first step to expand the exchange to people living in Sanriku.
Inquiries The Laboratory for Global Dialogue
TEL: 070-5015-7180
E-mail: chikyutaiwa@gmail.com
Organizer The Japan Foundation Asia Center, The Laboratory for Global Dialogue

Exchange Talk Meeting "Sanriku and Aceh, Dialogue to the Future"

Date and Time Exchange Party over Food and Video
Sat., March 16
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Screening
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exchange Party
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Screening

Exchange Talk Meeting
"Sanriku and Aceh, Dialogue to the Future"

Sun., March 17
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Exchange Party
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exchange Talk Meeting

Venue

Otsuchi Cultural Exchange Center "Oshacchi"
1-15 Suehirocho, Otsuchi-cho, Kamihei-gun, Iwate-ken 028-1117 Googlemap

Language Bahasa Indonesia / Japanese(with consecutive interpretation)
Fee Free
Contents All the projects will be one in this meeting. Disaster areas of the Sumatra Earthquake in Aceh in 2004, Indonesia, and the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. We share the same experience of earthquake disaster and have dialogue for the future beyond region and time.

The day before the exchange talk meeting, we will hold an exchange party (see Project 4) to make Oshiruko and Mie Aceh (Aceh's specialty fried noodles) while watching the videos introducing Otsuchi Town and Aceh.

Panelist

Mr. Rahmadhani (Deputy Director, Aceh Culture and Tourism Agency)
Mr. Hiroyasu Yamauchi (Deputy Director, Rias Ark Museum / Curator)
Youth from Aceh etc.

Inquiries The Laboratory for Global Dialogue
TEL: 070-5015-7180
E-mail: chikyutaiwa@gmail.com
Organizer The Japan Foundation Asia Center, The Laboratory for Global Dialogue

Art Tour "Knowing someon's thinking makes your world wider: Anywhere Pintu Walking in Sanriku"

Date and Time Wed., March 13 - Tue., March 19
Venue Kesennuma and Otsuchi
Contents People from Aceh, affected by the Sumatra Earthquake make a tour through the affected areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Those who greatly differ in their cultural backgrounds meet each other in areas where they experienced the similar earthquake disaster. They rediscover their own societies through each other's eyes. It will spread their world. "Pintu" means "entrance" in Indonesian language. The art tour that started in Aceh in 2017 grows to an exchange between Aceh and Sanriku, aiming for long-lasting exchange for the future.
Inquiries The Laboratory for Global Dialogue
TEL: 070-5015-7180
E-mail: chikyutaiwa@gmail.com
Organizer The Japan Foundation Asia Center, The Laboratory for Global Dialogue

Cycling and Exhibition "Sanriku and Aceh, 200 km Cycling"

Date and Time [Cycling] Tue., March 12-Thu., March 14
[exhibition] Sat., March 16 - Sun., March 17
Venue [Cycling] From Sendai to Otsuchi
[Exhibition] Otsuchi Cultural Exchange Center "Oshacchi"
1-15 Suehirocho, Otsuchi-cho, Kamihei-gun, Iwate-ken 028-1117 Googlemap
Fee Free
Contents Contemporary artist Atsushi Kadowaki at the age of 50 next January will ride his bicycle 270 km from Sendai via Kesennuma to Otsuchi. In Kesennuma, he will visit Indonesian people of the project "Indonesian in Kesennuma." He finishes his cycling at Otsuchi Cultural Exchange Center "Oshacchi." The bicycle will be on display at the Center with the route map etc. People and landscapes encountered by cycling will be edited to a film later and screened in various places.
Inquiries The Laboratory for Global Dialogue
TEL: 070-5015-7180
E-mail: chikyutaiwa@gmail.com
Organizer The Japan Foundation Asia Center, The Laboratory for Global Dialogue

Exchange Project by Painting and Exhibition

Date and Time From Sun., March 10
Closed: Monday, excluding when National holidays fall on Monday. Days following National holidays[Time] April - September 9:30 am - 5:00 p.m., October - March weekend 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 .p.m
(Visitors are admitted until one hour before closing time.)
Venue Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Kesennuma City Memorial Museum
9-1 Hajikamisemukai, Kesennuma-shi, Miyagi-ken 988-0246 Googlemap
Fee Free
Contents Children of Kesennuma and Aceh jointly paint large paintings on the theme of 15 years later. The paintings will be exhibited at the Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Kesennuma City Memorial Museum (Japanese only), which opens on March 10, 2019.
問合せ The Laboratory for Global Dialogue
TEL: 070-5015-7180
E-mail: chikyutaiwa@gmail.com
主催 The Japan Foundation Asia Center, The Laboratory for Global Dialogue

Dialogue with the future, Sanriku and Indonesia

Other projects

KESEN ART & LIFE POTLUCK SHARING
HANDs! -Hope and Dreams- for Miyako!

This is the certified project of beyond 2020 program.