Takehara began prospering about 300 years ago through salt and sake productions.
The town preserves historic houses and architectures that are designated as cultural heritage sites.
We exhibit artworks in this unique setting.
In collaboration with students from Tokyo University of the Arts,
we invite you to come enjoy the artworks on display.
Welcome to Art Town Takehara
Predecessors ofTakeharamade their fortune by salt making and sake brewing, and established thepresent day Takehara Town Preservation District during Edo period.
Once you step into the district, time flows slowly and you will forget busyness of your daily life.
It is a special space, that has power to heal and fascinate us.It also a place where we can uncover ourunknown potentials.
In such a special space, there must bepower to nurture artists.
This event stems from such an idea. This year, students of Tokyo University of Arts exhibit their works in thePreservation District based on the concept of “BURAMACHI ART”.
What seeds of ideasdid the students receive from the Takehara Town Preservation District and how will they turn them into blooming flowers(artworks)?
Please enjoy the collaboration of the townscape from the Edo period and the young artists from the modern day while strolling through the streets of the Preservation District.