Meet Up ECoC!European Capital of Culture

Meet Up ECoC!European Capital of Culture


Contact person :
藤原ちから(Chikara Fujiwara)
Position :
artist / co-director
Link :
We are an artist collective founded by Chikara FUJIWARA and Minori SUMIYOSHIYAMA, who are based in Yokohama and have worked in various cities. Our works are based on the theme of human mobility or crossing borders. Especially after covid-19, we have been trying to create onsite/online spaces where people can meet safely and develop their trust. See you, please check our CV!

Last update : 27 Mar. 2024


“Engeki Quest”
A flaneur-style walking project to explore a city. The participants wander the city alone, relying on the instructions written in the ‘Adventure Book’. It has been created in Yokohama, Kinosaki, Manila, Düsseldorf, Ansan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok, Lausanne, Macau, Makhanda, Takatsuki, Myoko, and Milan.
This project, which is not only a game but also an art, will bring a new perspective to the participants and try to drill holes in ‘invisible walls’ that divide people.

It has since taken different forms, traveling to Osaka, Busan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Kochi (Japan), Yangon, Yogyakarta, Yokohama, Tokyo, Bilbao, and Cyprus.
Participants try to communicate by writing on a large paper in complete silence. Here, writing communication is not an aid to normal conversation. It is not about perfect/fluent communication, rather, like dance, music, film, painting and poetry etc., it is a place of communication with mysterious possibilities. The participants will be watching, listening, and waiting for the others' narratives, and the time accumulates in the place.

"Island Bar"
A performance project conflating cocktail-making and storytelling in a bar environment. Each of the artists hosts an island to serve a signature cocktail, a political concoction of island histories and realities. Audiences are invited to drink and rethink about what has made cultural and social identities.
photo: Taipei Performing Arts Center

Curriculum vitae