Event Report List
- Culture City of East Asia Exchange Project Symposium: Niigata, a Creative City of Gastronomy２月14日
The keynote speech looked to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and discussed circumstances surrounding food and hospitality, as well as how to achieve a more healthy diet and lifestyle in addition to promoting inter city interchange. Yukio Hattori, known for his global expertise in the realm of food, gave the talk from his unique vantage point.
The panel discussion coordinated by Masayuki Sasaki, one of the leading proponents of ‘creative cities’, involved a presentation of the particularities of the cuisine of each participating city. Mr. Sasaki intuitively explained each dish, while further peppering his speech with his own expert commentary. From this, a productive exchange of ideas took place, deepening participants understanding of cuisine.
The dinner party featured the cuisine of Japan, China, Korea (JCK), and Colombia, as well as alcohol spirits from the JCK countries. It was a luxurious spread of food and drink. Food and drink retailers from each nation mentioned above had a booth, where samples were provided and explained, encouraging a deeper understanding of each country's cuisine as well as fostering international dialogue and understanding.
A show of traditional music and performing arts from the JCK countries during the dinner party lent a festive mood to the occasion.
- La Folle Journée de Niigata 2015プレ公演：4月26日 本公演：5月8日～10日
"Sub-theme: Passion -- Composers in Love"
La Folle Journée de Niigata is a music fest that features music everyone, from children to classical music fans, can enjoy!
This year, elements from China (the erhu, a traditional instrument) and Korea (pansori, a form of musical storytelling) were incorporated, creating an even more international program than before.
- Japan-China-Korea cultural exchange of dance and food9月19日～9月21日
The Jinan City Folk Dance Group and the Ulsan Traditional Culture and Art Group joined the "Niigata So Odori" on September 19 and 20. The Jinan group performed twice and the Ulsan group performed three times during the two days. Their performances added rich international flavor and spice to the event with their cultural uniqueness. On September 20, they presented a live cultural performance for the event "Chinese and South Korean Traditional Culture Stage "at the Konan Ward Cultural Center. About 350 people came to the event and it was widely considered successful: according to the survey after the performance, most of audience judged the event as "very good" or "good." From September 19 to 21, during the "Niigata So Odori," Chinese and South Korean food vendors opened at the event space on the second floor of Bandai City. They offered locals an opportunity to try Chinese and South Korean cultural foods.