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Saijo Sakagura Art Festival →Connect←

March 12, 2017 - March 20, 2017

saijo sakagura art festival connect 2017

9 day art festival in Saijo’s historic sakagura sake brewing district. Each exhibit is housed in one of 7 sake breweries and is a collaboration between pairs of sculptors and musicians.
It’s a great opportunity to wander the breweries and taste some of their prize-winning brews at discounted prices as you take in the art installations.

Every year the event has taken a theme from stages of sake production: “polish” in 2013, “fermentation” in 2014, “ripen” in 2014 and “pour” in 2016. This year, the artists were tasked with coming up with something on the theme of “clear and naorai (feast)”.

Artists and locations

Sanyotsuru [山陽鶴]
Fukushima Toshio (福島俊を) and Kobayashi Yoshio (小林義男)

Kamotsuru [賀茂鶴]
Yokoi Ryouya [横井涼也] and Okada Yuuma [小方佑馬] 

Takata Izumi [高田泉] and Ogawa Takahiro [小川貴弘]

Saijo-no-kura [西条の倉]
Kondou Kouhei [近藤康平 ] and kiyo [きよ]

Asahi-machi-no-go [あさひまちにのご]
YuQi Shinohara [ゆき しのはら] and taqano [たかの]

Fukubijin [福美人]
Kasai Misato [笠井美里] and Nakamura Mizuki [中村美月]

Kamoizumi [賀茂泉]
Ikeda Yoshito [池田嘉人] and Muneno Akira [宗野晃]

Open: March 12-20, 11:00-16:00

There are two kinds of tickets available.

  • ¥500 pass (valid for one day and includes entrance to 5 venues)
  • ¥1000 pass (valid for one day and includes entrance to all venues, a limited edition ceramic sake cup with which to enjoy sake samples)

The Connect event is running contiguously with another student art event, so there should be other art themed events and workshops going on in the same area at the same time.

Seems like the perfect opportunity to sip and wander.


March 12, 2017
March 20, 2017
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Higashi-hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-0011 Japan