Event Report List
- Niigata Jazz Street7月18日～7月19日
"Niigata Jazz Street" was a music event where guest musicians from all over East Asia, as well as many local musicians, played various styles of Jazz and other closely-related genres at local bars, restaurants, and other music venues. One-day pass holders could enter all venues freely. On the day of the event, Niigata was dubbed "a city of music" for the whole day. Jazz musicians from China and South Korea also joined the event this year and contributed towards this cultural exchange of music.
- Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 20157月18日～10月12日
This was the third ‘Water and Land Niigata Art Festival.’ This time, its main stage for the exhibitions was "KATA (lagoon)," the symbol of water and soil which is the identity of Niigata. Various art-related projects as well as the exhibitons made people think about the linkage between themselves and their ancestors by visiting, learning and experiencing lagoons.
Furthermore, the art festival was the main event during the prime period of a year- long "Niigata, Culture City of East Asia 2015" to actively promote cultural exchange within the East Asian region including Japan, China and South Korea. The theme of the art festival was to draw the appeal of Niigata's unique history, culture and natural scenery, which has not been done anywhere else in the world. The total number of visitors for the festival was 775,266 during an 87 day period. Free admission might be a reason we attracted such a large number of people. It was good to see everyone enjoyed the event.