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Program

Establishing "Himitsujanai Kichi(base for interactions)"

We will create an interaction base (Himitsu ja Nai Base) in Shonin-zaka area where diverse people can gather, and the base can serve as a foothold of art business of Dogo and can be used effectively thereafter. There will be a competition to ask what kind of facility this base should become, how everyone wants to use it from various perspectives of people such as local citizens, tourists, artists, foreigners, people with disabilities, the elderly and children. Selection committee members including Mr. Katsuhiko Hibino will choose the best facilities. In order to get to know the climate and issues in this local area, we also held a site explanation tour (July 22, 2019). The final screening was held on October 14, 2019. In addition, from May 30, 2019 to the end of May 2020 when the base will be built on Shonin-zaka, we are holding the temporary base (Machinaka Base) in the Dogo Shopping Arcade (Iori Shop, Dogo Yunomachi) in which people related to the project and volunteers will be able to gather.

Scheduled Duration
May 30, 2019 (start of the invitation for the design competition)〜late May 2020 (planned completion of the Base)
Location
Top of the slope of Shonin-zaka
Artist
Itsuki Matsumoto (Aichi Institute of Technology, Aichi Prefecture)
Judge
Chief Judge / Katsuhiko Hibino, Artist, Dean of Tokyo University of the Arts
Judge / Ryuji Fujimura, Architect, Associate Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, Director of RFA
Judge / Tomoko Ishikawa, Promotion Council of Dogo Onsen Hokoreru Machizukuri

Open Call Project

For “Dogo Art 2019-2020” we recruited people those who send art in various ways such as exhibitions, performances, and talks by utilizing the Dogo area centering on Shonin-zaka. Regardless of age, gender, origin and experience, for example, we recruited art programs which seek relationships with diverse people such as “foreigners”, “disabled people”, “the elderly” and “children”. The recruitment was divided into the first and second period, and in the first period, three artists were selected at a public screening on July 22, 2019. Each will create their works while staying in Dogo, and work on preparations and advanced preparations for the day of “Himitsu ja Nai En-nichi (the fair that is no secret)” on March 14 and 15, 2020. The second period will be recruited from the spring of 2020, and artists will be selected at the end of May. We will coordinate the release of the works for the “Himitsu ja Nai En-nichi” in February 2021.

Scheduled Duration
May 30, 2019〜(first recruitment ) /
April 2020〜(second recruitment starts)
Location
Dogo area centered on the Shonin-zaka area
Artist
Period 1: Kim Taebon, Nobumasa Kushino, Hiroyasu Shimo
Judge
Chief Judge / Katsuhiko Hibino
Judge / Shinya Takahashi (General Manager of Renewal Room, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Judge / Toshiko Takebayashi (Representative of Women's Association, Dogo Onsen Ryokan Cooperative)

“Himitsu ja Nai Gallery”

This is a collaborative community activity in which hotels, inns, and shops in the Dogo area meet people in need of welfare facilities or social support and interact with each other. The works of those producing at the facilities will be displayed at hotels, inns and shops.

Duration
October 14, 2019〜February 28, 2021
Location
Hotels, Ryokans (inns), Shops of the Dogo area
Artist
Ai Support (collaborative work), Ayumi Okino, Daijiro Hashimoto, Tomomi Fujioka (in cooperation with “Smile”), mayutamago

“Himitsu ja Nai En-nichi (The fair that is no secret)”

The festivals will be held twice during the period (scheduled to be held in March 2020 and February 2021) as the premiere to show off the art program and to be enjoyed by people from various communities. We will re-edit events which have been rooted in the community and community gatherings of people with disabilities and minorities. Also, there are various possibilities such as making them widely known, giving them a new awareness or a meeting place. Furthermore, we will create a system which allows this fair to be rooted in the community and continue to develop in the future even after the art event ends.

Date and Time
1st Period: 11:00-18:00 March 14, 2020 / 11: 00-16: 00 March15, 2020
2nd Period: February 27, 28, 2021 (planned)
Location
Dogo area centered on the Shonin-zaka area
Event Contents
● Live painting: talk event by Mr. Katsuhiko Hibino
● Artist works of the Open Call Project 2019
● Food stalls by DOOR Project, etc.
Held simultaneously
● Ippen-san (Aozora Market with handmade products)
● BON Dance

About “DOOR Project”

Name
DOOR Project
Duration
In the “Himitsu ja Nai En-nichi (The fair that is no secret)” (March 14 and 15, 2020)
Participants
University students and local citizens
Outline
On the premise of creating a stall to open at “Himitsu ja Nai En-nichi”, an interactive dialogue-style course will be held by six minority parties. Based on the experience and information gained from taking the course, we will design, produce, and operate a stand with the parties as store managers through group work. Through these processes, we will deepen our understanding of minorities, jump over the boundary between “art” and “welfare”, and create opportunities for all participants to experience becoming diversely expressive persons without barriers.
Announcement Results
At the “Himitsu ja Nai En-nichi” held at Shonin-zaka, Hogonji Temple, on March 14th and 15th, stands will appear to create opportunities for various people to interact.

What is the DOOR project?

The Diversity on the Arts Project (known as DOOR) is a course certification program at Tokyo University of the Arts which fosters human resources who support “a society where diverse people can coexist” with the theme of “art×welfare”. As lecturers, we welcome parties who feel uncomfortable in modern society, and artists who are involved in society to express themselves, in addition to experts in various fields who reexamine modern welfare from a broader perspective. We will develop a systematic and unique curriculum while expanding the fields where art and welfare are mixed and have interacted with each other. The society we live in is full of diversity. Beyond the differences in each person's ways of being, we expect that the creative perspectives and behaviors which arise from the close encounters among people will be accumulated in society. We hope that each of us who have studied at DOOR will create a more diverse society and find seeds of the symbiotic society that potentially exists.

Dance Program

Ippen Shonin (St. Ippen who founded the Jishu Section of Buddhism), from Dogo Shonin-zaka, Hogonji Temple, traveled around the country and brought relief to people by creating a place of “Odori (dance) Nenbutsu”, regardless of their identity and circumstances. In this project, we will create a mechanism and tools with artists and citizens which will allow anybody including foreigners, senior citizens and children to enjoy dancing and interacting with each other, regardless of whether they have disabilities, in an attempt to create a place for modern “Odori (dance) Nenbutsu”, and will send it around the country and overseas from Dogo.

Duration
When details are decided, they will be published on the website.
Location
Dogo area centered on the Shonin-zaka area
Artist
Camera Yamanaka

Dogo Art Showcase

This is a program to further utilize the assets cultivated by Dogo ONSNART and Dogo Art. We will contrive an excursion program which allows visitors to enjoy all of Dogo, including art works, and continue to implement “Hikari-no-Mi” which has been held every year since 2014. In addition, a program will be developed by local NPOs and creators in order to meet enjoyably the requirements of young people and women who are rapidly increasing. In addition, we will hold lectures and workshops to think about the future of art projects in Dogo on our own initiative in the future and learn from examples in other regions.

(1) Love Letter〜Connecting the love and spinning around Dogo with love

Duration
December 2019〜The end of February 2021 (planned)
Location
Dogo area (Planned for around Tsubaki no Yu, Dogo Onsen 4th Yuba (onsen pumping site), Sky Walkway, etc.)
Outline
Love has existed throughout all generations. The theme is "love letters" of great historic literary figures and those who live in the present. This is set in Dogo under the supervision of Izumi Shirahama. This art spins a world of "the love letter" that can be felt using the five senses under the keyword "to touch and read with the eyes and the ears."
Artist
Lovely / Izumi Shirahama

(2) Hikari-no-Mi 2019 (Fruits of Light)

Duration
December 2019〜The end of February 2021 (planned)
Location
Dogo Park
Outline
The annual event "Hikari-no-Mi" Illumination has been held since the finale of “Dogo Onsenart 2014”. “Hikari-no-Mi” is the event in which local children and other participants draw a smiling face on fruit cultivation bags and put LED lights in them. By hanging them on the trees in the park or the streets, the unique and colorful lights wrap the surrounding area and make it look fantastic.
Artist
Kyota Takahashi