Thursday, November 13, 2008

Do Japanese gout play keyboard ?

Noko, Nov. 2008
Originally uploaded by ohaz88

Michael's gout concert project in Japan.
Rehearsal was done on Nov. 10, 2008 at the Nokonoshima Island Park "Yagi no Mura (gout village)".

His solo exhibition at the konya-gallery will be started on Nov. 14 Friday.

detail information:

Yokohama AGAIN

sankei-en, artwork
Originally uploaded by ohaz88

Yokohama Triennale 2008 Sankei-en Garden site, art lab ova, BankART Life 2 and KOTOBUKI CREATIVE ACTION.
Yokohama city, JAPAN on Nov. 8, 2008.

flickr set:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Kanazawa Art Platform 2008

mirror magic
Originally uploaded by ohaz88

I visited Kanazawa for 3 times. On Oct. 25 and 26, walked and found lots of artworks in Kanazawa central zone. [Kanazawa Art Platform 2008], an art project in town district organized by the 21st museum of contemporary art.

photo set here:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

pumpkin pie

pumpkin pie
Originally uploaded by ohaz88

HAPPY HALLOWEEN. Japanese people do not know this custum very well, but we like pumpkin lantern and pumpkin food :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

rooftop @ KONYA2023

rooftop @ KONYA2023
Originally uploaded by ohaz88

KONYA 2023 meeting and BBQ on the Micheal's artwork [UFO parking].

His solo exhibition will be started on Nov. 14, 2008 at the konya-gallery, 2nd fl.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The artists, opening talk

The artists, opening talk
Originally uploaded by ohaz88

The group show "SPRING OUT!! Made in Kyushu island", young artists living in Kyushu island, has started at Oct. 11, 2008 at the Gallery Artlier.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Art Bazaar 88: Halloween Special @ AB88

Art Bazaar 88: Halloween Special
Trick or Treat Costume Party Night

art flea market; artworks, art goods, small exhibition, etc.
second hand cloths, books, shoes, bags from artists and curators closet

costume party style
(normal style also ok)

if you would like to join as an artist, please contact the Ohaz Kikaku.

Oct. 31 (Fri.) 2008. 18:00 start

the ART BASE 88
KONYA 2023 #306
Dai1 Matsumura Bld. Daimyo 1-14-28, Chuo-ku Fukuoka
810-0041 JAPAN

admission free
(drink and food 500 yen)

Ohaz Kikaku
miyamoto88 (at)

[SPRING OUT!! Made in Kyushu island]

Gallery Artlier 2008 [ART and TRAVEL] page.4

[SPRING OUT!! Made in Kyushu island]
What do you do your art here ? 

Oct. 11 (Sat.) to Nov. 30 (Sun.), 2008
Young artists’ group show, living in Kyushu island.

Guest curator:
Urata Kotoe [Kagoshima]
Jouno Keishi [Fukuoka]

Ikushima Kuninobu, Yamakawa Junko (Fukuoka pref.)
Kawasaki Yousuke, Oogushi Rryouhei, Shiotsuki Yuu (Saga Pref.) 
Iwai Rieko (Nagasaki Pref.)
Kunimoto Yasuhide, Hirakawa Nagisa (Ooita Pref.)
Sugihara Mokuzou (Miyazaki Pref.)
Takaoka Eishii, Nagasato Sekito, Kuwahara Yuumi (Kagoshima Pref.)
Urata Kotoe x Jouno Takashi [website]

* Artist profile (list)

* artist talk and party: Oct. 11 (Sat.), 15:00 start (admission free)
* closing talk: Nov. 29 (Sat.), 15:00 start (admission free)

Directed by Museum City Project
Organized by Fukuoka City Foundation for Arts and Culture Promotion
Contact: Hakata Riverain B2, Shimo-kawabata 3-1, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0027 JAPAN.
telephone/fax 092-282-0553
e-mail [mcpfukuoka (at)]
website []

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Michael's Schedule in KONYA2023

A Berliner artist, Micheal Otto has been staying in the KONYA 2023.

Michael Otto [Komposition für Ziegen und Klavier] 2008

His recent public schedule is following:

Sept. 23 (Tue./holiday)
- Zoo tour with Michael 14-17:00
zoo entrance admission 400 yen + bus 180 yen
meeting point (14:00)
 「天神協和ビル前(10)」TENJIN KYOUWA BUILD. MAE (No.10)

- Artist talk 19:30-20:30
at the KONYA Gallery (2nd fl.)
admission 500 yen

- Welcome party 20:30-23:00
at the KONYA Cafe (ground fl.)
admission 2,500 yen [2 drinks / food / KONYA original Japanese towel]

Those 3 events are organized by the KONYA 2023 office (TRAVELERS PROJECT).
Please contact TRAVEL FRONT [Ms. Yamasaki] until Sept. 22.
* Contact / 092-984-6292 call and fax /

Sept. 30 (Tue.) 19:00 start
at the ART BASE 88 (KONYA 2023 b#306)

- Art Communication lecture with Michael
Talk about Berlin art scene and German art education, etc.
A kind of English lecture for Japanese art people.

admission 1,000 yen. Very welcome gift for us.

* This lecture is organized by the Ohaz-Kikaku in cooperation with the KONYA 2023 office.
* Contact e-mail / miyamoto88 (at)


Michael stays Fukuoka for 3 months.
His solo exhibition will be held at the KONYA Gallery since middle of November 2008 for a month.


KONYA 2023 [Dai1-Matsumura Bld. Daimyo 1-14-28, Chuo-ku, FUKUOKA 810-0041 JAPAN]

larger map

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Michael has arrived !

Originally uploaded by ohaz88

On Sept. 11, Herr Michael Otto from Berlin has arrived the KONYA 2023, Fukuoka, for the Artist-in-Residence Program.
He explained his artworks; main concept is [SUPER POSITION].
He will stay for 3 months here.

KONYA 2023 office is looking for a BICYCLE for him.
Please contact me if you have an old one. Thank you.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Machi-juu Art 2008 @ Kitakyushu

An art event with industrial enterprises in Kitakyushu city (Kokura area).

news on net [] (JPN)

Organizer: Sou wo Kangaeru Kai (non profit organization)
Information (JPN)

"Machi-juu ART in Kitakyushu 2008"
Sept. 6 (Sat.) to 28 (Sun.)
venue: Riverwalk Kitakyushu, Kokura Izutsuya Dept. Store, COLET Izutsuya Dept. Store.
Artists: Abe Mamoru, Inoue Ayako, Imao Makoto, Kimura Takahito, Kokufu Osamu, Suzuki Atsushi, Sudou Reiko, Nakayasu Akira, Loic Sturani

Snap shot (30days Album)
* password [netabare]
* public view with password until Oct. 06

Sunday, August 31, 2008

MURAKUKI's ceramic art lecture @ AB88

Date: Aug. 30 and 31, 2008.
Venue: ART BASE 88 (KONYA 2023 #306)
Lecturer: MURAKUKI Takashi from Kagoshima

See other photos on flickr:

Thursday, August 28, 2008

FUJI HIROSHI, Endless Night [talk event] @ AB88

On Sept. 19, artist Fuji Hiroshi's talk event will be held at the ART BASE 88, room #306 @ KONYA 2023, Fukuoka, JAPAN.

Mr. Fuji has joined the SITE Santa Fe Seventh International Biennial "Lucky Number Seven".
About the biennial, see info here:

Fuji's work in the SITE Santa fe

Mr. Fuji is living in Fukuoka, but he has lots of work outside of Fukuoka, then art people in Fukuoka do not know well his recent work.
Please come and enjoy his ENDLESS talk with some drink and food.


Nishi-Tenjin Art Center (preparing room)
Fuji Hiroshi's Endless Night

Sept. 19 (Fri.), 2008
start 19:00
* 1st part until 21:30
* 2nd part until 23:40
and more... ?

#306, [Konya 2023] Dai-1 Matsumura Bld.
Daimyo 1-14-28, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka JAPAN

500 JPY and/or gift (food/drink)

Ohaz-Kikaku (miyamoto)
e-mail: miyamoto88 (at)
phone/fax: 092-282-0553[c/o MCP]

Report Fuji Hiroshi:
Fuji Hiroshi website:

Friday, August 1, 2008

ART BASE 88 at Konya2023, opening event today

Konya 2023 cafe has started last weekend (only Sat. and Sun.).
Cold coffee is 450 yen, interior is original.

The banners for each room. My room "AB88"'s is yellow one.

Today August 1, ART BASE 88 will have "Art Bazaar 88 --- Why don't you come to Konya tonight ? (KONYA WA KONYA NI KONYA)". no charge. party and bazaar. art goods, second hand books and cloth, etc.

Short Vacation

mountain view
Originally uploaded by ohaz88

Very short vacation (from thursday afternoon till frinday night), I went to Kokonoe-cho and Yufuin in Ooita Pref.
Hot spring spa, french dinner, special small room, lots of green!

other snap photos here: (flickr)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Good morning from Oohori Kouen Park

Originally uploaded by ohaz88

We have the Oohori Kouen Park in Fukuoka, near the Fukuoka Art Museum. In every morning lots of people enjoy walking, running, cycling and their own exercise.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Early summer festival (Tanabata Matsuri)


On July 5, 2008, the Tanabata Matsuri festival was held at the Reisen-so, Hakata.
It is traditional to float Japanese white noodle by water through bamboo line, NAGASHI-SOMEN, Japanese summer item.

snap photo set:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008



「オハツ企画」「アート・ベース88」「西天神芸術センター(仮称)」(紺屋2023 #306)情報

MCP BLOG(福岡のアート&食べ物ブログ)


Noda Tsuneo's lecture

Originally uploaded by ohaz88

On June 30, 2008, at the ART BASE 88 (Konya 2023 rooom #306), Mr. NODA Tsuneo talked about the Reisen-so and Konya 2023 project organized by the Travelers Project.

This talk lecture was held as the first event of WeTAC [West Tenjin Art Centre] Art Lecture Series No.1.

10 and more people joined this program. The AB88 need more chairs and tables first.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Melissa@IAF SHOP*

Melissa@IAF SHOP*
Originally uploaded by ohaz88

On June 27, Melissa's talk show @ IAF SHOP*, Fukuoka, Japan.

Sacred Artists and Animal Urges
artist: Melissa Steckbauer
date: June 28 (Sat.) to July 6 (Sun.), 2008
closed on Mon., Tue., Wed.
open 18-23, Sun. 13-18
venue: IAF SHOP*
Yakuin 3-7-19, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka JAPAN
phone (mobile, Japanese only): 090-5475-5326 [Satou]

information weblog [Urusai Gallery] (Japanese)

Melissa Steckbauer's website

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Project: West Tenjin Art Centre @ AB88

The AB88 will produce a new important art project near future, "West Tenjin Art Centre" (Nishi-Tenjin Geijutsu Sentaa in Japanese) [WeTac].
* the name is draft.

[We-TAC] will be a contemporary art information center for visual art, film/video/movie art, performing art, literature, etc.
I do not need category, I have been longing a new art expression that cannot be explained by previous category.

Anyway this is the first step for ART CENTER PROJECT. The Museum City Project have been present lots of styled art-center-idea for more than 10 years.
But it is very hard to realize.
Then I will start this dream in my personal space.

In 2008, WeTac project will start as a preparing room at AB88 and have some lecture series about arts and culture.

Click the image, get large image. (sorry Japanese only)

You can Download the 88 NEWS (pdf) paper here. (Japanese)
88NEWS #01 Download (1000KB)

88news #01 June 23, 2008

Reisen-so A32 "art apartment house 88" []
and Konya 2023 #306 "ART BASE 88" []

art apartment house 88 information in summer 2008
Reisen-so A32, Kami-kawabata machi 9-35, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
812-0026 JAPAN

July 5 (Sat.) "Art Petit Bazaar 88"
Start approx 16:00 (to 22:00)
admission free
Younger artists' works and goods bazaar.
* Tanabata Summer Festival day at the Reisen-so.

July 14 (Mon.) "Oiyama Night @ aa88"
Yamakasa final OIYAMA event's eve allnight party.
* take one drink/food for yourself and others.

ART BASE 88 information in summer 2008
Konya2023 Dai1-Matsumura Bld. #306, Daimyo 1-14-28, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0041 JAPAN
(Near the Jokyu Shoyu [soy sauce] head office. The ground floor is LAWSON)

ART BASE 88 will start to produce "West Tenjin Art Centre (WeTAC)" [Nishi-Tenjin Geijutsu Sentaa in Japanese].
In this summer, art lecture series will be held to think about what is necessary for art scene here in Fukuoka.

"WeTAC preparing room" Art lecture series
No. 1 "Reisen-so and Konya 2023"
June 30 (Mon.) start 19:00.
admission approx. 500 yen (contribute), 1 drink.

lecturer: Noda Tsuneo (TRAVELERS PROJECT, b.1981)
Mr. Noda has been organized "Reisen-so" and "Konya2023", both buildings was once only apartment house, now they are renovated as a kind of art-complex project.
-- Noda Tsuneo's profile (Japanese)

No.2 "remained heat of [going for the remained heat]"
July 28 (Mon.) start 19:00 (draft)
admission approx. 500 yen (contribute), 1 drink.

lecturer: Fujimoto Hideaki (artist, living in Okinawa Pref.)
Mr. Fujimoto will talk about impression of his solo exhibition in Fukuoka. It is useful for us, Fukuoka art people to think about what is necessary here.
-- Fujimoto Hideaki Solo Exhibition "going for the remained heat" at the Gallery Artlier, until July 27 (Sun.).
more info (english information)
Fujimoto Hideaki's profile (J/E)

"ART BAZAAR 88, Konya wa Konya ni konya? = Shall ww come to KONYA tonight?"
Aug. 1 (Fri.) start approx. 18:00.
* It will be a famous fireworks festival night at the Oohori Koen Park.
* The Konya2023 bld. will be held a small party on the roof top, "You may look the fireworks, if you're lucky".

"ART BAZAAR 88" is a popular event in the art apartment 88. A kind of flea market of artworks, artist goods, second hand vintage cloth and books selected by art people.
admission free (very welcome gift of drink and food!)
* If you want to join the bazaar as an exhibitor, please contact OHAZ KIKAKU until July 20.

"art apartment 88" and "ART BASE 88" have accepted art project, small exhibition, studio, residence, shop event, etc.

phone and fax (c/o MCP, until Feb. 2009) +81-92-282-0553
postal mail address (c/o MCP, until Feb. 2009)
Gallery Artlier, Hakata Riverain B2 fl. Shimo-kawabata 3-1, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0027 JAPAN
best way is e-mail to me:

latest information (Japanese) [].

* English blog is here.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Studio Kura @ Nijou-machi, Fukuoka

There is a small artist in residence studio in Nijou-machi, Itoshima-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture. West side of Fukuoka city. It takes approx. 1 hour by car from central Fukuoka.

Studio Kura

The organizer of the residence is Mr. MATSUZAKI Hirofumi, an artist living and working in Berlin. Nijoumachi is his hometown. He invites Ms. Melissa Steckbauer from N.Y.
Today, June 21, a candle night event was held at the Studio Kura.

Mellisa will have a solo exhibition at the IAF SHOP* in Fukuoka city, from June 28 (Sat.) to July 6 (Sun.), 2008.

I hope we will have many such residence places in/near Fukuoka.

Matsuzaki Hirofumi's website

Melissa Steckbauer's website

candle night website

IAF SHOP* (in Japanese)

SNAP PHOTO on flickr

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fujimoto Hideaki [going for the remained heat] @ Gallery Artlier

Fujimoto Hideaki Solo Exhibition [going for the remained heat], June - July 2008

"how to go" 2007 92×183cm acrylic on panel

Gallery Artlier 2008 page.2
[going for the remained heat] Fujimoto Hideaki Solo Exhibition

June 7 (Sat.) to July 27 (Sun.), 2008
* artist talk and party: June 7 (Sat.), 16:00 start (admission free)
Talk by Fujimoto Hideaki and Miyazaki Yukiko (Artlier).

Artists: Fujimoto Hideaki [Okinawa]

Directed by Miyamoto Hatsune (Museum City Project)
Organized by Fukuoka City Foundation for Arts and Culture Promotion

Contact: Hakata Riverain B2, Shimo-kawabata 3-1, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0027 JAPAN.
telephone/fax 092-282-0553
e-mail []

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ushijima Performance @ AB88

Originally uploaded by ohaz88
Ushijima Hitoshi's art performance [JOURNEY to IXTLAN], the pre-opening event of ART BASE 88 on May 22, 2008.

To see the photos of the performance, visit my flickr set page:



OZAWA Tsuyoshi [WHITE OUT] (solo art show) in the Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine, Fukuoka Pref. (Apr. 12 - May 25, 2008)


Dazaifu Temmangu's general information (English)

OZAWA's show information (Japanese)

UMEGAE-MOCHI (sweets) and MACCHA (green tea) at the tearoom beside a small lake


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fushigi Hakubutsukan [Wonder Museum] by SUMI TAKAMASA


不思議博物館 Fushigi Hakubutsukan means WONDER MUSEUM. SUMI TAKAMASA, contemporary artist living in Fukuoka is a director of this private museum. This new space exists in his own garden besides his house and factory. It takes approx. 1 hour by car from central of Fukuoka city.

In short, the museum's collection works are his past ones. Open only weekend (every Sunday and Japanese national holiday as a rule), you need check the open schedule by his website (sorry, only in Japanese. If you need help, please send me the message.)

Sumi's works are very unique, confusing real animal and articficial items. It can be said a kind of OTAKU artworks. You can also see his maniac book collection here.

Fushigi Hakubutsukan (Wonder Museum) by Sumi Takamasa:
official website

See another photo on my flickr set:

I will clean up the room tomorrow, Sunday afternoon.

It will be fine tomorrow ? I will clean up the room "ART BASE 88" #306 of Dai-1 Matsumura BLD. (Konya 2023). Water plumbing and maintenance will be done on next Monday:)

It is hard to find daily cleaning tools near here, I should drive to get them.
The photo is outside of my room. Next door, #305 is [APG] (Asian Photographers' Gallery).

Monday, May 12, 2008



Do you like YAKITORI ?
In Fukuoka, it is one of the most popular food with beer. Grilled chicken, pork, beef, vegetables and so on. (YAKI means grilled, TORI means chicken)
We can eat similar food in many Asian towns, for example SATE in Indonesia, GAI YANG in Thailand.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

PreOpeningEvent: Performance @ AB88

At the ART BASE 88 produced by Ohaz kikaku will have an artist performance event as "Pre Opening Event" of AB88.
(Logo design by the Couleur, Oomura Masayuki)

[JOURNEY TO IXTLAN performance by Ushijima Hitoshi]

Date: May 22 (Thu.)
The performance at AB88 will start at around 19.

He will start a part of performance at the Gallery Artlier.
(His artist talk will start at 17. According to his plan, he will start his performance during the talk show. )

*Ushijima Hitoshi (b. 1963) is a contemporary artist and now his solo exhibition has been held at the Gallery Artlier in Hakata Riverain B2.

Venue: ART BASE 88 @ Konya 2023
(Dai-1 Matsumura Bld. #306, Daimyo 1-14-28, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi 810-0041 JAPAN)


Contents: art performance with painting materials
approx. 60 minutes

Further Info: Ohaz kikaku e-mail []

Saturday, May 3, 2008

for Visitors: AB88 and Fukuoka Art Information

I am very sorry the Art Base 88 is now underconstructing and will open maybe June.

The most unique art space in Fukuoka is Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Hakata Riverain.
It is very easy to access to use city-subway, the building is connected with Nakasu-Kawabata Station.

There is an art gallery in same building (Hakata Riverain), named "Gallery Artlier".
"Museum City Project" has been directing this space with "Fukuoka City Foundation for Arts and Culture Promotion (FFAC)".
The Artlier is a kind of art information space, you will be able to get Fukuoka's local art information there.
There are some guide pamphlets ex. "Fukuoka Art Map 2007" (Jap/Eng) .

I hope you enjoy my city and art spaces here.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

New space "ART BASE 88"

The Ohaz Kikaku will open the second art space, "ART BASE 88" in spring/summer 2008.
"AB88" will be a kind of art complex space.

- art office for independent art curators/coordinators
- studio (sometimes)
- gallery (sometimes)
- shop (sometimes)
- lecture room & event space (sometimes)
- residence room (sometimes/trial)

Postal address
ART BASE 88: "Konya 2023 Project" Dai-1 Matsumura Bld. #306, Daimyo 1-14-28, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0041 JAPAN

*"AB88" project takes part in the "Konya 2023 Project" which is time-limited project (for 15 years) at this Dai-1 Matsumura Bld., produced by the Travelers Project.

room #306 as of 2008/Apr./01

appearance of the building as of 2008/Mar./31