Yuzawa-shi and Higashisease village became the subject, and I made animation of Short Movie of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter with the title “Come to find important things” as a promotion for foreign countries in these two areas. Yamamo was used as one of the winter-deviated locations. Currently summer bias and autumn bias are published on the web.
Unlike the promotion so far, the scene where the stage actors perform acting was a special one, and I was able to feel professionalism in the whole air, expressions after the signal of starting shooting, the sense of tension of the staff. After taking a picture, we asked the performers and staff members to go through the tasting of Yamamo’s products, use cafes, take pictures, etc. I felt that the next development will be born from the edge of this time. I am looking forward to the completion of the work. Mr. Ohdaira, Ms. Ogata, thank you for the director of Yamato and the performers, thank you very much.
I came to Cordelia Polinna, a city developer in Berlin. We joined with her at the launch of the event in Berlin, I was interested in a project pursuing the sustainability of society following the legacy from the Iwasaki area, this time participation has been realized.
A year ago, the values changed from encounters with the urban developers of Brooklyn, and I have been deeply thinking about sustainability of the city and its role in society and its involvement as an industry. It is exhausted to work with Cordelia which embodies it in Europe.
We were able to deeply understand our work Yamamo ‘s efforts even at the site and exchange many opinions. I am grateful. I would like to join you again.
TU Completed doctoral course at Berlin University. Engaged in the London Renaissance paradigm shift city development, citizen participatory urban development plan. Afterwards Visiting Professor, New York University. Established URBANCATALYST specialized in civic participatory urban development in 2014. Many projects in Japan and overseas. Currently the urban development plan to Berlin City is the largest project.
We have finished our 9 day effort to devise the Yuzawa area as a concept based on the context and culture of the land, “Fermentation City”, to involve local residents and to spread the effect to the world. We achieved fund procurement at cloud funding, we could cooperate with various people in the area and we were able to start holding. Regions are united toward one event. There was a gentle feeling that community love and fever live together. Below I would like to introduce the situation of the day.
The beginning of the event was invited by Berlin urban developer Cordelia Polinna and each player discussed the region and its future from various perspectives in order to foster the direction of development “Yuzawa’s development direction” master plan. From the high school student to the 70’s, the position was composed of people from various positions with activists, administrative staff, financial institutions, architects, chefs. They were visualized one after the other and information accumulated on the huge map on the floor.
After the master plan conference was over, we had a program of such foods that unearthed the theme from ingredients sleeping in each area of Yuzawa on weekdays and enjoyed the region while talking with the chefs, for five days. We can comprehensive experience while fusing with fermented food as well as camping and indigo dyeing on land and learned the possibilities of region and new ways to enjoy together with key words of fermentation.
In the latter half of the event, Iwasaki Kura was the venue, and an opening event was held inviting V.I.P and related people. After that, we invited guest musicians and Dj from abroad and held a music night until the morning. “To do until the morning” is the liver of this project, which was the one that needed to complete completely in order to create a new culture. There was more excitement than expected, and a fantastic club appeared only one night in sake brewery.
After finishing the event and listening to various voices there was something interesting. That is what changed concern that the worry of sound leakage of Music Night which was the biggest concern remembered “I remembered the lively era when the bouquet was running”. Following the legacy, the activities to brush up the method to the present age envelop the region and encourage calm regeneration.
I think that this effort was one success experience for the region. From this experience you felt that regional love was nurtured, each person in the area will be the subject, I think that we will head towards the solution of social issues. We unearth the context rooted in the land and promote efforts without concern as a new culture formation. I hope that this effort to enclose the region will continue in the future.
YAMAMO GARDEN OPENING PROJECT_Entrance and Wind Laboratory
Returning from Berlin, we began to renovate the front door the following day. Firstly from the destruction of existing concrete. Under the concrete there is a former cobblestone, there is a trace which was rebuilt at the time of the fifth generation. What will the current owner leave as a legacy towards the future while drawing on the intention of renovating his ancestors? The way of thinking and sense is questioned. However, it is a renovation of the entrance waiting for many years. I feel naturally entered.
Entrance and wind laboratory are not large spaces, but they are completed by demonstrating the techniques of dismantling, carpentry, plaster, painting, joinery, sheet metal and many professionals in order. We will decide the details of each process, assuming cooperation before starting, so that they work well together. Old ones are not horizontal and vertical, sometimes the former renovations are doing bad things in modern times. How we can solve them on the job site is key.
We made 4 central openings for the entrance, we kill two sides on both sides, we made a new central fitting. On the other hand, the center joinery of the wind-free room is a remake of the former door. Place brass joints longitudinally in black ink mortar so that the floor is reminiscent of stone pavement. In addition, the stone of the stone is a marble pattern and choosing what is familiar to the aging process of the ink mortar. Both are trying to imagine the former form of the present age. In addition, we adopted the old brass stuff for the handle, the pull tab, and the key of the fitting, and we tried to make it look like western and western from the appearance.
Because this renovation is part of our company, we used a lot of time for selection of details. The way before our company was Hanzhou highway, it was the point of transportation. We are conscious of this renovation that reminds me of Iwasaki’s appearance of the old road which contributed much to modern times. In addition, with the techniques of each craftsman and old fittings and metal fittings, we were also considering expressing the fusion of European and American cultures from the end of the Tokugawa period from the end of the Tokugawa period to the Meiji period, expressing the oriental and Western craftsmanship. I still have to install lighting fixtures and rain hanging sheet metal work, but I would like to spell it again. Start appearance and leave the legacy of the land in the area. I think there is something I can do still more. I would like to continue to shape spirituality and legacy.
It was decided to hold “Yuzawa Kimono bijin” held in the fall of last year in the summer Yukata. People in the form of a yukata wandering around the former Hanzhou Highway in front of us reminded me of the good old days, leaving a strong impression in the area. Yamamo not only provided the location as a location, but also tried to operate participants’ cafe department experimentally._ARIGATO.
The original drinks and sweets are unexpectedly popular, and although it is experimental, it has been encouraging for the future development. By enriching various uses and exchanges of Kuramoto, I felt that we could enrich our lives and increase the attractiveness of local people. From now on I hope to contribute to the community as a place to create a wide variety of relationships. Thank you very much for everyone who used it.
*In Yamamo, we offer the garden and built and a sofa seat as the location and the rental space of the shooting. You can use the history and industry and the nature of the interweaving space to the production of the event. Please contact us.