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October - November

"Nature. Creator.​"


Photo: Noboru Morikawa


Surprised by the greatness of nature and saddened by the charm of creation.    


As an unknown attempt to update the appearance of the appearance in which Haji, who once lived here, Tango and made ancient tombs and pottery, lived, and to propose a future lifestyle.  Nature. Creator.  In the village concept TOMORROW FIELD,” two main installations that allows visitors to intuit hopes for the future lifestyle and environment will be open to the public for about a month from October to November.

Wooden Room and Earthen Kiln

1. Wooden Room|Taiza Studio  

Woodworker Shuji Nakagawa will create a wooden room on the second floor of Taiza Studio using the technique of making wooden tubs.  


2. Cooking and Ceramic Kiln|Miya Field

Ceramic artist Akio Niisato builds an earthen kiln like a hand-twisting.  


“Wooden room" will be used as a place for the artist to daydream, meditate, and rest. For the food and pottery kiln, Niisato and kiln craftsman Takaya Kato will collaborate to create dishes and vessels to decorate the food and pottery for the “A Thinker’s Cabin," an artist-in-residence villa to be established next year.  




In addition to the two installations, we will exhibit the following works.

Future Life

3. Bedding|Design Tochi + TOMORROW

We produce bedding made from silkworms, which are turned into cotton, made into futons, and the silk is dyed with indigo. We propose Tango bedding for sleeping in a wooden room.  


4. Lighting|Satoshi Sato

Taiza faces the northern sea, and at night we can see a large view of the North Pole and the northern stars. Squid fishing boats would have once set sail from the port of Taiza, relying on the stars. We will present lighting inspired by the stars and the light of ships.  


5. Development

Karakami craftsman Koh Kado, artist Yoshihisa Tanaka, and artists Teresita Fernàndez and Samson Young will present works based on paper and soil, updated over time and thought to reflect the contemporary expressions fostered by the landscape and climate of Taiza. 



Date: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 15 to November 20, 2022    

           From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (every 30 minutes) *Reservations required

Location: Taiza Studio (access), vacant land (Miya, Tango Town)

Participating artists: Teresita Fernàndez, Koh Kado (Kamisoe) + Yoshihisa Tanaka (Centre), Shuji Nakagawa (Nakagawa Mokkougei), Akio Niisato + Takaya Kato, Satoshi Sato, Design Tochi + TOMORROW, Samson Young

Admission: free for children under 16 years old and TOMORROW FIELD’s member. General ¥1,000

Organizers: Agency for Cultural Affairs, TOMORROW    


Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2022

Other exhibited works

Related Events

“Beans and Seaweeds"

Monday, October 10 , Noon-2pm

Ken Sakamoto, owner and chef of Italian restaurant "cenci", proposes a meal that should be served at the dinner table from now on. Soybeans are rich in high-quality protein and are popular as fermented foods such as miso and natto. This dish is a warm noodle dish arranged from the Korean dish Kongguksu (soybean milk ramen) using this ingredient, which is likely to become a staple food in the future, and seaweed from the Sea of Japan, and the Kyotango version of the Taiwanese dessert To-Fa (soybean flour) with pickled autumn fruits and other dishes. The dishes will include a new piece by Akio Niisato as the opening of his earthenware kiln, and a bowl glazed with clay from Taiza area. The dishes will be served with Shuji Nakagawa's spoon and tableware.    

Capacity: 8 people per session (1) Noon-1pm, (2) 1pm—2pm *Reservations required.  

Venue: Taiza Studio

Fee: 2,500 yen (including exhibition fee)  





Shuji Nakagawa Talk "The Age of Wooden Artifacts"

Saturday, November 19 1:30pm-3pm

Buildings of the Jomon and Yayoi periods, which were made of wood, did not remain as historical records and can now be seen in the excavation sites of Jomon ruins in imagination and hypothesis. When the stars, animals and nature were closer, when the world of science was still full of mysteries, what kind of dreams did people have as they slept?  

With Japan expected to have a surplus of 10 million houses in 2023, Taiza Studio, which is attempting to renovate nearly 100-year-old houses as an experiment to see how we can be updated, decided to ask woodworker Shuji Nakagawa to create one room where people could dream about what the Jomon people used to see. This is the first wooden space created by Nakagawa, a vat craftsman who has attracted attention from abroad.  

This is an opportunity for visitors to see the "wooden room" and listen to Nakagawa's talk about wood. The talk will also be streamed live on SNS.      


Capacity: 12 people *Reservations required  

Venue: Taiza Studio

Fee: 1,000 yen (includes admission to the exhibition)    


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