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Gardens, crossings, walking poems ... and infinite path to eternity


The 21st EU-Japan Fest
“Support for the Surveys & Consultations in Japan by figures connected with past European Capital of Culture”

Petra Kapš
Sound artist

" ... in my experience, Tokyo crossings are very much like the circular paths as I have been encountering here in traditional Japanese gardens, thoughtfully designed through the garden-city landscape. People immerse themselves in their (digital) worlds but at the same time they belong to this extended »flock«, moving, at intervals, without catching an individual with its touch. Solitude in gardens is an obvious thing, whereas in multidirectional pedestrian crossings, it is different, the dynamics...

as of 02 Jul. 2014



The 21st EU-Japan Fest “Swedish Style in Tokyo”

Ewa Kumlin
Managing Director, Svensk Form

as of 16 Jun. 2014


"Linz Before European Capital of Culture and After"
The Case of Ars Electronica

The 21st EU-Japan Fest Program “Ars Electronica”

Gerfried Stocker
artistic director, Ars Electronica

as of 02 Jun. 2014


Košice 2013: Premier Kyogen Piece "Buaku" Catches Hearts of European Audience

The 21st EU-Japan Fest Program
Kyogen Performance by the Little Theatre of Kyogen B...

Ondrej Hybl
Nagomi Kyogen Czech

as of 10 Jan. 2014


On Taking Part in "Days of Poetry and Wine"

The 21st EU-Japan Fest Program
International Poetry Festival “Days of Poetry and Wi...

Joh Tachibana

as of 20 Nov. 2013


Bonsai Connecting the World

The 21st EU-Japan Fest Program
Use the City Festival: Bonsai Exhibition and Demonst...

Takahiro Mori
Bonsai Mori

as of 06 Aug. 2013


Secretariat Report "The Past 20 Years, the Coming 20 Years"

On the occasion of concluding all the programs of the 20th EU-Japan Fest (Jan. 2012 - Ma...

Shuji Kogi
Secretary General

as of 14 Jun. 2013


A Tiny Bloom in Maribor

The 20th EU-Japan Fest
“Japanese Autumn: The Edo Marionette Group”

Mitsuru Kamijo
The Edo Marionette Group

as of 12 Mar. 2013


Media Art and Culture: What It Takes to Live in the Information Society

The 20th EU-Japan Fest
“Ars Electronica Festival 2012 -The Big Picture-Ars Electro...

Martin Honzik
Director, Festival Ars Electronica

as of 02 Nov. 2012

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