Excursion to Kanazawa, Kyoto & Tokyo

20 February - 05 March 2010 / Road Trip

Monday, 22/02/10
– Arrival Kanazawa
– Visit Kenrokuen Garden, optional: tea ceremony
– Visit 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, introduction by Hiromi Kurosawa in Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition Your chance encounter
– Visit public bath, optional
– Dinner at Kawabata Sengyo Ten

Tuesday, 23/02/10
– Visit 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa: Olafur EliassonYour chance encounter
– Travel by train Kanazawa – Kyoto

Wednesday, 24/02/10
– Visit Kiyomizu temple and Ninenzaka Sannensaka
– Visit Koudaiji temple
– Visit Kenninji temple including participation and introduction in zen meditation

Thursday, 25/02/10
– Visit of temples and gardens in small groups: Katsura South, Ryouanji Sekitei, Syugakuin North, Fushimiinari
– Visit Funaoka Onsen, public bath

Friday, 26/02/10
– Free day / Option to travel to Nara, Hiroshima or the ocean

Saturday, 27/02/10
– Travel by train Kyoto – Tokyo
– Meeting with Kaori Hashiguchi (Gallery Koyanagi)
– Visit Yu-un guest house, introduction and guided tour with Mr. Takeo Obayashi
– Architecture walk at Omotesando area

Sunday, 28/02/10
– Visit private house and private collection of Daisuke Miyatsu in Chiba
– Visit Mori Art Museum at Roppongi Hills, guided tour: Medicine and Art – Imagining a Future for Life and Love
– Dinner and drinks at Golden Gai

Monday, 01/03/10
The Giant Octopus: Guided tour full day along the Yamamoto-Line with Erez Golani Solomon

Tuesday, 02/03/10
– Horyu-ji Treasure Museum in Tokyo National Museum in Ueno Park
– Gallery visits at Kiyosumi area
– Visit Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
– Dinner invitation by Andreas Schneider with guests from TAMABI University in Meguro
– Night at a capsule hotel in Kyoubashi

Wednesday, 03/03/10
– Meeting with SANAA architects, visit Moriyama house and studio tour with Sam Chermayeff
– Visit Akihabara – Walk and Drift
– Gallery opening at Gallery Koyanagi. Ginza and gallery dinner

Thursday, 03/03/10
– Visit Tsukiji Fish Market
– Visit TWS Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS Aoyama) and introduction by Director Yusaku Imamura and Program Director Kayoko Iemura
– Opening of exhibition project: Tama Art University, Design Course Master Program / Digitale Klasse UdK (Prof Jussi Ängeslevä) at Le Deco, Shibuya

Friday, 04/03/10
– Departure Tokyo – Berlin

Excursion organizers: Christina Werner, Eric Ellingsen, and Asako Iwama

Special thanks to the following people for taking the time to talk to us during the excursion: Sam Chermayeff, Erez Golani Solomon, Kaori Hashiguchi, Kayoko Iemura, Yusaku Imamura, Daisuke Miyatsu, Ryue Nishizawa, Atsuko Koyanagi, Hiromi Kurosawa, Andreas Schneider, Kazuyo Sejima, Takeo Obayashi.

Chopsticks Concert, 1 March 2010. Video by Fabian Knecht


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