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TOKYO Sakuyori Festival 2017 / Tea Taster Forest Kazuyuki Hashimoto WITH ITO EN Tea Taster

Hashimoto's latest project is calculated to enable people to enjoy a cup of green tea while taking in the beautiful scenery around them. To this end, he has developed a moveable house and tearoom, which has traveled to various locations. Ito En's tea specialists known as 'Tea Tasters' serve the tea, introducing members of the public to the joys and the merits of Japanese tea culture and thus offering them a chance to reexamine the ways we live and appreciate the richness of the Japanese lifestyle. (From the Tokyo Suki Festival) 2017 official page)



TOKYO Suyori Festival 2017 Outline


November 10th (Friday) to November 19th (Sunday), 2017 (Heisei 29), 10 days

Implementation location

Ueno Onshi Park (Shinobazu Pond area, fountain square, etc.), Tokyo National Museum,
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Yanaka area, etc.

Participating artists

Shinji Omaki, Katsuhiko Hibino, Yosuke Kaibe, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Taro Suzuki, Kazuyuki Hashimoto, Tokyo University of the Arts, National School of Fine Arts, Paris, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Lighting Detectives, Kopanda Winds, etc. (in no particular order)


Fumihiko Sumitomo (Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Art Creation, Tokyo University of the Arts, Director of Arts Maebashi)


Ueno "Cultural Forest" New Concept Executive Committee Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)


Tokyo East Park Office


ITO EN Co., Ltd., Gurunavi Co., Ltd. NKB, Japan Traffic Culture Association, Seiyoken Co., Ltd.

* 2017 Agency for Cultural Affairs Cultural Arts Creation and Utilization Platform Formation Project * 2017 Taito-ku Ueno "Cultural Forest" New Concept Project

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