August 8, 2011

Tokyo Culture Creation Project Sets ‘TOKYO CREATIVE WEEK’ from October 20 to 30 and This Year’s Theme of ‘TOKYO FUTURE SKETCH’

TOKYO, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office ( organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, has announced that it will set TOKYO CREATIVE WEEK from October 20 to 30.

The Project is entering its fourth year since 2008. Adding "Networking" to its major project categories, it pledged to play a leading role in establishing a Global Culture Creation City TOKYO.

To play its role, TOKYO CREATIVE WEEK will offer 15 projects and 23 programs related to art/culture in various areas in Tokyo during the period. They will include a traditional cultural event, "Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2011," and an international performing arts festival, "Festival/Tokyo11." Also, directors, curators and journalists from abroad will participate in the International Visitors Program offering different cultural experiences.

For this year's theme, the Project selected "TOKYO FUTURE SKETCH - Draw the future with the power of our culture -." Under this theme, two special programs, "FUTURE SKETCH Tokyo Conference" and "FUTURE SKETCH BOOK," will be set up to reconsider the meaning of art and culture for Japan and its society after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

An internationally-active artist, Katsuhiko Hibino, who is supervising the FUTURE SKETCH BOOK, said: "The March 11 disaster changed how I think about the future. We need to draw on what culture can do for the future."

He continued, "Rockets, the Great Wall of China, and the Nazca Lines were created from sketches based on someone's imagination. I would like to start FUTURE SKETCH BOOK soon, and I hope this program can leave footprints which people will still talk about in a hundred years."

Makiko Yamaguchi
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Tel: +81-3-5638-8803
Fax: +81-3-5638-8811
E-mail: [email protected]

SOURCE Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture; TOKYO CULTURE CREATION PROJECT 2011