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Background and purpose of this program

Aso is located in Kumamoto Prefecture, in the center of Kyushu, Japan. It is about 2 hours’ flight from Tokyo. 50,000 people live within one of the world's largest calderas, where there are 5 Aso mountains, including the active volcano called “Nakadake”.
Ancient cultural records of Aso Shrine date back to 282 B.C. This premier tourist area has cultural significance and unique animals and plants which draw over 1.7 million visitors annually.
In 2013, Aso was evaluated for the unique farming mode of its largest grasslands in Japan and the scenic beauty of the grasslands and farming areas and FAO (Food and Agricultural of the United Nations) designated Aso as GIAHS, (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage). Also, Aso was designated as a Global Geopark in 2014.
Therefore, it has become important to promote positive perceptions of the beauty of Aso to the wider world.

The purpose of this program is to offer a creative environment for overseas artists in Aso district. Artists will create artworks featuring Aso and are expected to promote appeals and information of Aso worldwide through their artworks.
Also, it is expected that local people/communities will feel many benefits from connecting with new inspirations and perceptions inspired by your artistic creations.

2019年11月07日
Blog 244

The exhibition is over!

The exhibition was attended by Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture KABASIMA and many people.…
2019年10月30日
Hanna Kaszewska
Blog 144

Works of Hanna Kaszewska

There are words in Japan. “KAWAII WA SEIGI”. The meaning is unknown, but it seems that cute is…
2019年10月30日
Valeria Latorre
Blog 122

Works of Valeria Latorre

Is the Tao or Wisdom of Pooh the way to know the…
2019年10月30日
Emillia Noordhoek
Blog 141

Works of Emillia Noordhoek

Her work expresses the world connected to the earth and connected to the people.ハワイに住む…

Works of Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas

2019年10月30日
Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas
In the world we live in, there is a minimum atomic time, and the time itself is not…

Artist in Aso 2019 Final Exhibition

2019年10月29日
The final exhibition was held at Gallery TAKECHI in Kumamoto City.…

崇城大学芸術学部において「Artist in ASO 滞在作家を招いてレクチャー」が開催されました。

2019年10月28日
Artist in ASO 滞在作家を招いてレクチャー
AIAのアーティスト4人による崇城大学芸術学部での講演が開催されました。…

白川夜市で配布したパンフレットを登録しました。

2019年10月28日
先日の白川夜市でアーティストたちが自ら作成したパンフレットを登録しました。下記リンクからご覧ください。 KALDERA_eng_cor.pdf

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

〒 862 - 8570
Kumamoto City Chuo-ku, Suizenji 6 - chome 18 No. 1
Kumamoto Prefecture Cultural Planning World Heritage Promotion Division
Artists in Aso Executive Committee

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