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Art connects the past, the present, and the future of the legendary city of Honmoku with art! "Honmaki Art Project 2017" held!

Starting with the "Miyauchi Yasuno Kids Workshop" on October 11, various programs are in progress. Please give us an overview of the Honmoku Art Project.


[Okazaki] First of all, "Offsite Dance Project", which I represent, has a concept of promoting performing arts in various spaces other than theatre, and is conducting activities based on dance in Yokohama based at home and abroad. It is an NPO corporation. The first area revitalization project that I worked on was the "Honmaki Art Project." Together with Mr. Ebara who is committed to town development in Yokohama City, we combine the power with artists from Honmoku within and out, shops in Honmoku, and local networks, and start in 2013.

-Mr. Kuwahara asked about the origin of the area around Honmoku. How do you feel the change of the city?

[Sugawara] I was born and raised in Negishi, adjacent to Honmoku. My hometown was next to a US military residence, and I was playing with an American of the same age as a matter of course since I was little, and I often participated in events such as Halloween. However, with the change of the times, it is a frank impression that such an environment has been lost for a while.

As time goes by, in the case of towns, usually the old remnants are kept somewhere. However, in the case of Honmoku, it may be extreme, but there is also the impression that it is tight.

dent: 1em; margin-bottom: 30px "I know that once there was a US military base, it was colored in the United States, absorbed it, and it was the birthplace of jazz and dance. However, with the withdrawal of the base, the culture of that time rapidly faded away, there was no soil that could be touched by American culture, and the appearance of the city at that time was also changed by the redevelopment. There was a cancellation of the municipal railway plan, and the Shinekon “Mycal Shochiku Cinemas Honmoku (later MOVIX Honmoku)”, which started in 1996 at Mycal Honmoku, which was a symbol of redevelopment, also withdrew in 2011. After that, until our project, we just left the space of the building.

The city of Honmoku is very unique, firstly the image of old and new residents in the city is different. And, as the withdrawal from Cinecon shows, there is no cultural facility to be a base in recent years. Furthermore, there is no nearest station, and it can not be said that the flow of people from other areas is active, and these multiple factors are intertwining, and there is a current situation. However, as a person who knows lively Honmoku including me, there is a part which can not be told in the problem of the town development said nationally.


From that kind of thought, I was struck by the strong desire that we, as we know the time, would not be handed down to the next generation. And I think that the culture of former Honmoku is worth to pass on. Young people may be surprised ... but at the height of the weekend, a large number of people from the city of Yokohama, as well as from Tokyo, gathered at the weekend, and the night of music and dance was revealed by “adult culture It was a busy city.

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<The legendary disco "LINDY" in Honmoku>

-One of the programs you can feel the passion of Honmoku at that time is "Honmaki Night 2017".

【Sugawara】 That's right. The culture that Honmoku should be proud of is "music" and "dance". Absorbing American culture independently, "The Golden Cups" and "Yazawa Eikichi" appeared, and dance step "Hamacha Cha" was established. The live house "Golden Cup" and the disco "LINDY" are also Honmoku, who are widely legended and passed down to those who sent youth in the 70's. We have held the "Honmaki Night" to have young people experience the atmosphere of that time. This time, "PANTA" is known as the vocal police and guitar of the brain police who established a legend in the early days of Japanese rock in the 70's (December 1), and the dancer who led the disco scene at that time, "Fujinaka Ichiro "Disco Time (Dec. 9)" by the famous DJ "Onuki charter", which is also sponsored by the music critic and LONDON NITE.

<Live House "Golden Cup" Store Photo by Tadashi Mori>

In fact, at the planning stage, we wanted to create a contemporary taste to have people who do not know their existence enjoy themselves. But after a while, it stopped. I was allowed to see the live expression of the artist who was active in the 70's that was active in Honmoku as it was It would be better. I felt that it was possible to convey that as it is, and that it would be acceptable for young people as a new impression, and I made it possible to enjoy live and disco straightly, quite simply.

<Fujinaka Ichiro: Honmoku's MOONEYES Area-1 Photo by Hideo Mori>

-The last two days, Saturday, December 9th and December 10th, Sunday, the program from "Disco Event for Children" to "Film Screening" is exciting. Please tell me the features of each.


[Okazaki] The program will be held in one go at "HONMOKU AREA-2" which is our base. The former Mychal Honmoku cinema site has eight large and small spaces. Screens and audiences have been removed, but depending on how they are used, they will be transformed into unique spaces. Among them are "Utiki Satomi Children's Disco Season 3", "Jack & Betty Movie Screening", "Ishigami Natsuki Talk & Archive", and "Honmaki AIR: Takuto Mase Presents Talk & Live" Look Up at the Sky 2017 ""is.

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<HONMOKU AREA-2 Theater Photo by Hideo Mori>

The Children's Disco is a party-style dance presentation that started in 2015 in partnership with contemporary dancer Satomi Uchiki. Children who have repeated practice since the Kids Dance Competition will present dances. In addition, it is also a fun participatory program where children and adults other than the open call kids dancers can participate.

<Children's disco photo by Hideo Mori>

The Jack & Betty movie screening is a screening of movies related to Honmoku. May the people of Honmoku touch the culture of Honmoku. "The Golden Cups One More Time" and "Iine!" Good! Good! Etc.].

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Ishigami Natsuki Talks & Archives is a participatory participatory theater work "Give Me Chocolate!" 'About the debriefing session. The work re-appeared in January 2017 after the premiere of the 2015 Honmoku Art Project. Later, the work was recreated in Melbourne, Manila. Beginning with Honmoku, we will ask you to introduce how the work has changed as nationalities, races and communities differ across borders. In addition, we will talk about the city of Honmoku that has been seen after experiencing overseas.

<2015 "Give me chocolate! Photo by Hideo Mori>

And while making a stay program for a month as a residence program "Honmoku AIR" Takuto Tase--, because you are the person here, let's have you explain directly (laugh).


-I heard that you are an artist doing art activities with the town as a field. What kind of program is this time?

【Mase】 "Sky VariatiThis is the second part of a participatory art project called ons * cyrcle project, following the activities in Kyoto. What I use is usually an object that has changed the shape of the usual wire hangers in my life. Have the participants use the object as a "frame" to cut out the "sky". In other words, a lot of people put their favorite sky in a frame and shoot them. The place is anywhere in the Honmoku area. Also, if I accompany you, you are free to take it alone.


Then, while having the sky you saw each get up on a special site,
We are collecting "Honmaki no Sora". The collected photos filter the landscape of each "out of frame" and collage the "sky in frame" into a lightbox. And ... in the exhibition space, "Everyone's sky" sparkles to create a galaxy. In addition, the landscape outside the filtered frame is not completely blacked out, and the image can be viewed delicately if you look carefully. In other words, each sky and each landscape are connected by "Honmaki". The main theme of the project is "Draw the sky together", but it is also important that people share photos one after another. Even today, many people are uploading photos every day.

Also, on the final day of December 10, we will talk about the activities that we have been doing at Honmoku and we will also do a joint live. The guest invited was a musician named "Magical Power Mako" who has been active since the early 70's and has also received the award of the Italian International Broadcasting Award. I think that it will be a suitable space for me as a conclusion of the Honmoku Art Project.

[Okazaki] We have been working on various projects while receiving valuable opinions at key locations. So now I feel that "small but sustainable things" are the essence of an art project.

Even if this time's Ms.'s "Sky Variations * cyrcle project", Ms. Ishigami's "Give me chocolate! Even so, the start was because there were only a few people who agreed to the purpose. From there, participants gradually increased by word of mouth and spread throughout the city. It is a program derived from a very minimal place. On the other hand, a big event seems to have a big effect then, but in the long run the effect is difficult to sustain. So we turned around just the third time and came to our current program. It may take some time for regional revitalization to be effective, but we have programs for each and every one. I hope you will enjoy it in many ways.

[Sugawara] We are not saying that we once used Honmoku to the present age as it is, but we think that we can contribute to new town development by transmitting the appearance and atmosphere of those days. If you look at the city, there are issues such as inaccessibility and inconvenience, but before that, I think it is important for everyone to be able to take pride in the city of Honmoku. Music and dance, of course, Honmoku, where I spent my youth, was a really cool city for adults. I would like to continue to convey that coolness.

[Okasaki] Really, yes. For example,The Hamacha dancer, Mr. Ichiro Fujinaka, who I talked about at first, is very nice just because it looks sweet (laughs). And it is Honmoku that such a person was active a lot.

[Sasahara] That's right (laughs). That's why.

[Mase] I have been invited as a residence program artist, but my "Sky Variations * cyrcle project" will be expanded in the future. As there is no break in the sky, from Honmoku to Kannai, further to the whole Yokohama ....

Also, I am based in Kyoto, but even cities are connected like sky. So, if there is a problem, I think it would be possible to share the information of Honmoku and Kyoto and to formulate improvement measures. As you mentioned earlier, Mr. Okazaki's story, it may be a small thing if you look at it alone, but eventually it will lead to a large regional regeneration. I hope this project will lead to larger activities.

Outline of "Honmaki Art Project 2017"

Date: October 11 (Wed)-December 10 (Sun)
Venue: Yokohama, Honmoku area
* Base space: HONMOKU ARES-2 (Former trace of former Mykal Honmoku cinema)

▼ Honmoku AIR / Takuto Mase (November 11-December 10)
▼ Honmoku night 2017 | 【HONMOKU NITE 一郎 中 一 × × Onuki charter】 (Dec. 9)
▼ Natsuki Ishigami "From Honmoku to Asia. Give Me Chocolate! Report Meeting" (Dec. 10)
▼ Partnership plan: Jack & Betty "Honmaki movie feature" (Dec. 9th and 10th)
▼ Partnering project: Satomi Uchiki "Children's Disco Season 3" (Dec. 9)
1 minute walk from the municipal bus "Wada Yamaguchi"
● HorizontalFrom Hama Station East Exit Terminal: 2nd platform 8, 58 systems or 3rd platform 105 systems
● From Sakuragicho Station Terminal ... 2nd platform 8, 58 systems
● From JR Ishikawacho Station ... Bus stop "Motomachi" platform 99, 101, 105, 106 system
● From JR Negishi Station ... The first stop 58, 99, 101 system
● From Minatomirai Line Motomachi / Chukagai Station ... Bus stop “Yamashitacho” platform 8, 58, 148 systems

Bus Travel Time:
● It takes about 35 minutes from “Yokohama Station East Exit” to “Wada Yamaguchi”
● It is approximately 15 minutes from "Motomachi" "Yamashitacho" to "Wada Yamaguchi"
● It takes about 14 minutes from JR "Negishi Station" to "Wada Yamaguchi"
(The required time is just a guide. It depends on the congestion of the road.)

* Municipal bus adult 220 yen Child 110 yen / one-day ticket: Adult 600 yen Child 300 yen

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