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Overview

ART CELEBRATION IN NARA - Beyond Time and Space

A tri-national event, Culture City of East Asia is a project promoting cultural exchange between Japan, China and South Korea. Each nation selects one city that explains its cultural development through various programs while citizens of these three nations use these programs to encourage trilateral exchange. This year, the designated cities for this event are Nara in Japan, Ningbo in China and Jeju-teukbyeoljachido in South Korea.
During the core period of the "Culture City of East Asia 2016, Nara", ART CELEBRATION IN NARA – Beyond Time and Space will be held. This event will be comprised of various programs, particularly three key projects: “Performing Arts,” “Visual Arts” and “Food”. The settings will include the Heijo Palace Site, which used to be the center of the ancient capital, temples and shrines that resemble ancient Nara along with Naramachi, where the traditional Edo Period townscape has been preserved.
Nara's 1300 years of history and culture are still alive today. Through these events, light will again shine on the framework of the ancient capital, Nara.

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Outline of the Event

Name of the Event : Art Celebration in Nara – Beyond Time and Space
Period : September 3 to October 23, 2016
Sites: : Todaiji Temple, Kasugataisha Shrine, Kohfukuji Temple, Gangoji Temple, Daianji Temple, Yakushiji Temple, Toshodaiji Temple, Saidaiji Temple, Naramachi, Heijo Palace Site, Nara Hyakunen Kaikan (100 Year Hall), etc.
Admission : Some programs and projects ask for admission
Host : Nara City, Executive Committee of Culture City of East Asia 2016, Nara
Co-host : Agency for Cultural Affairs

Opening Event for ART CELEBRATION IN NARA - Beyond Time and Space

Date : September 2 (Fri.) and 3 (Sat.)
Contents :

September 2 (Friday)
Eve of the Opening of ART CELEBRATION IN NARA - Beyond Time and Space / Symposium

September 3 (Saturday)
Opening Ceremony

For visitors to enjoy ART CELEBRATION IN NARA - Beyond Time and Space, there will be the guidebook for the event distributed at tourism information desks as well as Nara Kotsu Bus Line information centers at JR and Kintetsu stations beginning in late August. (Japanese version only)

  • Culture City of East Asia 2016 NARA」Poster
    「Culture City of East Asia 2016 NARA」Poster
  • 「ART CELEBRATION IN NARA - Beyond Time and Space」Poster
    「ART CELEBRATION IN NARA - Beyond Time and Space」Poster
Performing Arts

Featuring a performance on a specially built outdoor stage at the Heijo Palace Site and the new "Manyo Opera" performing the story of Japanese envoy to China.

Visual Arts

Travel over 1300 years of time and space at the "Art Project at 8 Shrines and Temples" and walk through old and new Nara at the "Naramachi Art Project"

Food

Presenting Nara through various forms of "foods" by excavating the food culture and ingredients of Nara with a unique view in the "Nara Food Caravan Project"