Sunday, May 29
Workshop genki-nobori
Saturday, June 4
Rice planting by local children
Saturday, June 11
Opening Ceremony
Japanese Drum Concert
Opening Talk
Message from the Rice Paddies
Keiko Nakamura(biohistory researcher),
Koji Wakaichi (writer), Susumu Shingu
Workshop Making pinwheels
Sunday, June 19
Workshop Making decorations for the Vega Festival
Saturday, July 9
Workshop Observing the creatures of the rice paddies 1
Saturday, July 23
Workshop Observing the creatures of the rice paddies 2
Sunday, September 4
Workshop Make artistic scarecrows!
Workshop Make your own pottery!
Sunday, September 25
Rice reaping by children
Presentation of the completed scarecrows and pottery
Parade by the fairies of wind
Open-air Jazz Concert

Schedule and details of the workshops are subject to change.
Atelier in the Rice Paddies Opening
June 11, 2011
The Opening Ceremony of Atelier in the Rice Paddies was held on June 11, 2011.
It was a miracle that rain stopped just in time for the open-air ceremony. About 400 participants enjoyed nice weather in the middle of rainy season, looking at the sculptures in the rice paddies and genki-nobori streamers.
photo: Yumi Shingu, Koichi Kawasaki
photo: Yumi Shingu
The site of Atelier in the Rice Paddies
photo: Koichi Kawasaki
Full-size prototype of the windmill for Breathing Earth
photo: Yumi Shingu
Sculpture "Cosmic Mirror"
photo: Yumi Shingu
Sculpture "Wind"
Opening Ceremony / Japanese Drum Concert
RENPU / Drum Team Nozomi (Nozomi Workshop, Sanda, Hyogo)
photo: Yumi Shingu
Stage in a fallow field
photo: Yumi Shingu
Japanese Drum Group "Nozomi"
photo: Yumi Shingu
Japanese Drum Duo "Renpu"
photo: Yumi Shingu
Speech by Toshizo Ido, the governor of Hyogo Prefecture
Opening Talk / Message from the Rice Paddies
Keiko Nakamura (biohistory researcher) / Koji Wakaichi (writer) / Susumu Shingu (artist)
photo: Yumi Shingu
from left to right / Susumu Shingu / Keiko Nakamura / Koji Wakaichi
Workshop / Let's make pinwheels!
assistance by Fukei-Sekolo Co., Ltd.
photo: Yumi Shingu
Children with the completed pinwheels
photo: Yumi Shingu
Genki-nobori streamers

Executive Committee of Atelier in the Rice Paddies        TEL : 079-568-3764  |  FAX: 079-568-3738  |  E-mail : info@a-tanbo.com