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December 10-25, 2022

Exhibition "Taiza, Tango"


Naoya Hatakeyama, “Tateiwa, Tango-cho Taiza”, 2022


We are pleased to announce the exhibition "Taiza, Tango" will be held from Decmber 10 to 25 at 丗|SEI. This exhibition will feature documentations of the nature and landscapes that photographer Naoya Hatakeyama encountered during his visit to Kyotango, northern Kyoto, and local products from the area. 



Through his photographs, Hatakeyama presents the viewer a sense of the richness of nature, its power to renew itself like the morning something new always begins. In the "Taiza, Tango" exhibition, new works through his stay in Kyotango in different seasons will be shown for the first time. Beyond the breathtaking scenes, landscapes and forms of life that the people of Kyotango have found before them are alive. 


To look is to envision, and to envision is to imagine. The activities of daily life that were once seen throughout Japan - sake brewing, dyeing and weaving, paper making, earthen wall, vinegar and soy sauce brewing, pickles - all of these scenes cannot be described without a dialogue with nature. The toji (master brewer) listens deeply to the fermentation of sake, the dyeing artisan adjusts dyes according to daily weather conditions and temperature and humidity, the brewer cultivates rice from the pure water and fertile soil where it grows, and there is the beauty that people have created by constantly looking the creation and transformation of life with affection. We hope that this exhibition will be an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of looking, in order to contemplate the beauty that exists here and tomorrow.


It has been two years since we started developing TOMORROW FIELD in Kyotango. We hope the exhibition will provide opportunities to nurture people’s richness of mind through art and cultural activities. We aim to build foundation for imagining a new culture by having people who experience the exhibition become interested in Kyotango, visit the area and experience the beauty of Japan’s climate, rich food and culture, and surrounding cultural resources, thereby reaffirming the richness of the Japanese climate and local culture where they can encounter beautiful landscapes.




Dates: Friday through Monday, December 10-25, 2022, 11:00-15:00 (Last admission at 14:30)

Venue: 丗|SEI (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)

Admission: 1,000 yen 

Organizers :NPO TOMORROW 

Reservation:First-time visitors, please buy ticket via button below. Payment is confirmed, you will receive an auto-reply email with the address of the venue (non-refundable).


Naoya Hatakeyama, “Shiroshima Park, Tango-cho Taiza”, 2022


Exhibition Contents

Original products of “TOMORROW FIELD", foods related to fermentation in Kyotango, and bedding will be presented at the exhibition. It is also a process of rethinking nature and life from the perspective of the possibilities offered by the technology of "fermentation," which was created by the wisdom and experience of people in order to survive in a universal culture.



Naoya Hatakeyama: Photograph 

Kamisoe: Greeting card made of soil from Kyotango

Shuji Nakagawa: Chopsticks and spoon, wooden plate, sweets plate

Akio Niisato: Four bowls

Satoshi Sato: Glass, medicinal tea cup set

Design Tochi: Bedding made of hemp from Kyotango

Other exhibited works


Exhibition venue

Based on the concept of a house that blends in with the Kyoto townscape on the outside but feels like a "treasure" when you enter it, architect Ryue Nishizawa created this office and salon for the TOMORROW with craftsmen while confronting the traditions of the Kyoto townhouse, as curator Kayo Tokuda had hoped. Normally closed to the public, it is open to the public only when special exhibitions are held.

For more details, click here.



Related Projects

Sweets Ecosystemーstudy of energy


Sunday, December 11, 12:00 - 15:00 at 丗|SEI

Manju, source of energy (9 pcs, with paulownia box, limited to 10)

6,000 yen (incl. admission fee)

Mochishou Shizuku’s manju (bun) as a source of energy made from organic rice of HandS farm, Tango. Limited number of wooden sweets plate by Shuji Nakagawa will be exhibited at the exhibition venue. The plate can be used repeatedly to buy sweets at a confectionery and enjoy at home as well.

Pre-booking: The following button. First come, first served. (Booking closes on December 7).


Naoya Hatakeyama, “Shinmeiyama Tomb, Tango-cho Taiza”, 2022

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