Event schedule

Kyoto International Manga Museum


※ Due to rain, a portion of the program has been cancelled.

Karasuma-Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
www.artcomplex.net/machideco/Machi Deco International
Information: Tel.075-254-7414
Access: Kyoto City Subway: A 2 min walk north on Karasuma-dori St. from Exit 2 of Karasuma Oike Station, a transfer point between the Karasuma and Tozai Lines
Kyoto City Bus: Take bus 15, 51, or 65 to Karasuma Oike bus stop
Kyoto Bus: Take bus 61, 62, or 63 to Karasuma Oike bus stop

As rain is forecast, a portion of the program scheduled to be held at the Kyoto International Manga Museum has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to all those planning to attend this portion of the program and ask for your understanding in this matter.

Cancelled Items of the Program

Projection Mapping (19:25/20:15/21:10)

※ All other items will be held indoors in the AV HALL. As the starting times for certain items have changed, please read over the following to confirm.


Opening Act: Musical Performance by Juki on Tsugaru Shamisen

Juki is actively performing at music festivals and events centered in Kyoto and around the Kansai area. Also as a subway performer, Juki plays on weekends in Karasuma Oike Station and Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station. We challenge you to see how much you can enjoy time-honored Japanese folk songs and other traditional music. Please enjoy these Japanese melody lines.                                     


Opening Ceremony

Greetings from Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa, Consulate General of France in Kyoto Jean-Matthieu Bonnel, and the Director of Institut français du Japon - Kansai / Kyoto.                                          


Solo Musical Performance by Michel DENEUVE on the Cristal Baschet

French sculptors, the Baschet Brothers, invented a process of making unique works of «sound sculpture» that are both sculptures and instruments. Among those works is an instrument called the Cristal Baschet which will be used in a performance of a work by the well-known composer Michel Deneuve who has come all the way from France! From the foremost musician searching for new potential within the Cristal Baschet, welcome to a strange world full of enticingly unique sound.


Projection Mapping

As part of Machi Deco International’s project to decorate the cityscape in images, Tsukune Harumaki presents new works taken and adapted from the winners of the projecting mapping competition Okazaki Tokiakari Awards 2016 to be displayed on the walls of the Kyoto International Manga Museum.
Planning & Production: RakuRaku Machiburakai, ART COMPLEX


Musical Performance by MAKOTO

MAKOTO is a jazz singer, and was previously a geisha in Gion Kobu. Art is an expression of gratitude and these songs are sung from the heart with the Kyoto expresion of okini ♡         


Projection Mapping

Favorite works screened at Machi Deco International performances from 2009-2016 will be shown in this special encore presentation. Artists include Yasuhiro Omi, Akinori Ueno + Atsushi Matsumoto, Kiyotaka Yoshimitsu, Akio Kamisato, and phenographics.
Planning & Production: RakuRaku Machiburakai, ART COMPLEX


Musical Performance: Cristal Baschet & Shakuhachi; Cristal Baschet & Vocals (Vocal Performance)

The world’s first performance of the song BYAQYA by Kazuko Okada and Michel Deneuve. Miraculous sound fired like beams of light from the Cristal Baschet (Michel Deneuve) together with the sound of the Shakuhachi (Takeo Izumi) like the wind blowing across a field uncover an unsinking sun of a white night.
Cristal Voice is an improvisational performance of Cristal Baschet and vocals (Chie Kitamura). This night of Cristal sound sculptures is bound to leave you captivated.


Projection Mapping

Favorite works screened at Machi Deco International performances from 2009-2016 will be shown in this special encore presentation. Artists include Masakatsu Takagi, etc.
Planing & Production: RakuRaku Machiburakai, ART COMPLEX

*May be canceled depending on the weather conditions.
*Admission may be halted, if the venue reaches capacity.
*Please be aware that there may be changes to the schedule.

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