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WORKSHOP  required


An Event You Can Enjoy both During the Day and at Night



PLACE:The Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art

          Chiba Port Park, Round Square


"CHIBA ART FESTIVAL 2019" has ended.

Thank you for coming! Please look forward to 2020.

About Chiba Art Festival

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is not only a sports festival, but also a perfect chance to broadcast the cultural appeals of the Prefecture.


Taking advantage of this, in 2018, Chiba Prefecture selected “Chiba Cultural Assets” (objects and experiences that characterize the various rich beauties of Chiba culture) with the help of Chiba citizens.

With the aims of spreading awareness of these Assets to the public, a “Chiba Cultural Assets” themed art event will be held.


During the event period, the appeals of “Chiba Cultural Assets” will be displayed in a variety of ways, such as with painting and photo exhibitions, digital art, projection mapping, art workshops, live performances, and more.

About Chiba Cultural Assets

“Chiba Cultural Assets” are objects and experiences that characterize the various rich beauties of Chiba Culture. The Assets were selected with Chiba Citizens from among numerous other Chiba Cultural Assets. The Assets are not limited to traditional items, but also include modern architecture, scenery, and other objects and experiences that spread the cultural appeal of Chiba Prefecture.



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Painting/Photograph Exhibition, Digital art

PLACE:The Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, Exhibition Room 7

DATE:August 14th to August 25th 9:00-16:30 ※Closed August 19th


Painting/Photograph Exhibition

An exhibit of around 500 paintings and photographs with the “Chiba Cultural Assets” theme. Please enjoy with the episode of each work.

By Tomomi Oka

Chiba’s Secret Story

If you pick up the telephone receiver in the room where the “Chiba Cultural Assets” are being projected, you can hear sounds and voices related to the stories.

By Josai International University


The theme is "play with colored light". When illuminated with a color light device, it responds to the same color with a sound.



By Josai International University

“Program the Future” is the theme of the work. The colors and sounds change depending on the vertical and horizontal arrangement of the glowing blocks.


Digital Night Safari (Illumination)

PLACE:Chiba Port Park, Round Square

Light Up Time:August 14th to August 25th 18:00~20:50

※”Exploring in the Shining Sea” is only at 18:00-20:50. Other works are on display throughout the day.

By Noriko Obara

Bird Crossing-CHIBA

An LED art work that shines in seven colors with the motif of the wing of a bird. It expresses wild birds that gather in nature-rich Chiba.

By Michael Akiyoshi Yanase

Exploring in the Shining Sea

By Noriko Obara


About 150 water lily type LED art work groups which make the map of each "Chiba Cultural Assets" look like a pattern of veins.


By Makoto Tojiki

A Man Looking at the Sky

Projection mapping about 10 m wide with a sea theme. You can meet the sea creatures of Chiba by touching it.

A human-made iron object with a total length of about 9m. He sleeps in the field and thinks about something while looking at the sky.


Art Workshop(Reservation required/Capacity 20 people)

PLACE: Chiba Port Park Round Square

DATE:August 17th (Sat), 18th (Sun), 24th (Sat), 25th (Sun)

(varies depending on the program).

※The created works will be displayed all day during the period and light up between 18:00 and 20:50

※ If an event is canceled due to bad weather we will contact the email address you provided at the time of application by 8:00 A.M. on the day of the event.

By Osamu Kato

Create a Wooden Object /Lampshade Making

By Osamu Kato

Flag Making for a Country in which you want to Live

Using natural wood as a material, many people participate and relay to make a large object. In addition, we will make lampshades full of handmade feeling and warm light.


August 17th (Sat)16:00-18:00

August 24th (Sat)10:00-12:00


Create a Fantasy Animal

By Noriko Obara

While thinking about a country where you want to live, create an original flag and place it on a round square. A flag built for the place of your choice is blown in the sea breeze.


DATE::August 18th (Sun), 25th (Sun)

TIME:Each day from 10:00-12:00



While imagining fictional animals thought to live in Chiba Prefecture, we will make animals that glow in the dark using resin, and install them in various places on the round square.


August 17th (Sat), 18th (Sun), 24th(Sat), 25th(Sun)

Each day 13:30-15:30

※Meeting place is the Prefecture Art Museum Studio 2


Sunset Art Live

PLACE: Chiba Port Park Round Square Stage

DATE: August 17th (Sat), 18th (Sun), 24th (Sat), 25th (Sun) 17:00-17:30


Yellowish Sea Beast Caricature

By O.F.F


It is participatory live painting event in which you can request the subject to the painter, drawing on the theme of summer fantasy.



August 17th (Sat), 18th (Sun)

Each day from 17:00-17:30

Improvisation dance performance by dance unit "OFF" led by wheelchair dancer "Kanbara Kenta".


DATE: August 24th (Sat), 25th (Sun)

Each day from 17:00 to 17:30



●10 minutes on foot from JR Keiyo Line·Chiba City Monorail "Chiba Minato Station"

● 10 minutes on foot from Chiba City Monorail“City Hall Station” .

● 10 minutes by bus to Chiba Port Tower from JR Sobu Line "Chiba Station" West Exit "No. 26"

※The entrance to the Prefectural Art Museum is 3 minutes on foot from the “Prefectural Art Museum Entrance” bus stop




■TITLE: Chiba Art Festival 2019

■PLACE: Chiba Prefectural Art Museum / Chiba Port Park

■DATE: August 14th 2019 (Wed)-25th (Sun)

■TIME: Varies by program.

■FEE:  Free

■Sponsored by

Chiba Prefecture (Prefectural Citizens' Department, Culture Division)


Tomomi Oka, Noriko Ohara, OFF, Josai International University, Chiba University, Makoto Toshima, NARAMIX, Michael Akiyoshi Yanase

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