Nobuaki Doi (1981, Tokyo) has worked as a curator, researcher, and critic in the field of animation. Since 2015, he has been working as Festival Director for New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, the only animation festival held inside a terminal building of an airport. He founded a distribution company New Deer and published two books on animation: Personal Harmony: Yuri Norstein and the Aesthetic of Contemporary Animation (Film Art Sha, 2016) and Introduction to the Animation in the 21st Century. (Film Art Sha, 2017).
HIROSHI EGAITSU is a DJ, writer and lecturer who works both in Tokyo and Koyo. He is one of the pioneers of Tokyo DJs emerged in 1990’s and has been lecturing at Kyoto Seika University and Tokyo University of the Arts. He has written essays inc. ” Art As Punk” for Robert Combas retrospective at Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon(goo.gl/z5RD62 ), articles inc.“The Birth of Hip Hop in Japan” as such (goo.gl/66gQMx ), translated a book“ Sound Art” ( Alan Licht ). His forthcoming book is “Tokyo Bronx Hip Hop” about Japanese rap music.
After being involved in the start-up of an independent magazine, he has been writing, not only as a film critic, but in many fields of culture including music, art, design, architecture and food. He has also been translating books from English and Japanese (vice versa), which includes works by Douglas Coupland, Juno Diaz and Paulo Coelho. His present activities include catering under the name food+things(http://kenichieguchi.com). He is also the co-founder of the film website Outside In Tokyo(http://www.outsideintokyo.jp).
Art journalist. Holds a Master’s Degree from Tokyo University of the Arts with a major in Art. Part-time lecturer of the Joshibi University of Art, the Kokugakuin University and the Tokyo University of the Arts. Author of “The Secret of Western Paintings” (Asahi Press Co., Ltd.), and has co-authored many books including “Western Museum”, “Weekly Museum” (Shogaukan Inc.), “History of Nude in Art” (Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha Co., Ltd.), “The Book that helps you Understand Contemporary Art” (Yousensha Co., Ltd.), etc.. Traslator of ” A Concise History of Modern Sculpture ” by H. Read (Gensousha Ltd.), ” Urban Space Art ” by C. Grout (Kajima Institute Publishing Co., Ltd), ” Art & Telematics ” by R. Ascott (NTT Publishing Co., Ltd), ” Leonardo Da Vinci ” by M · Kemp (Otsukishoten), ” But is this art? ” by C .Freeland (Brucke Publishing Inc.) etc..
Theater director. Artistic director for Theatre Company ARICA since 2001. Directed the Japan premiere of György Ligeti’s opera “Le Grand Macabre” at the New National Theatre in 2009. Is also a part-time lecturer at Tama Art University.
Born 1983 in Osaka. Theater critic. Member of the editorial staff of the theater review magazine Theater Arts.Co-author of “Goon no zankyo” kara – shinsai, genpatsu to engeki (Bansei Shobo). Member of the International Association of Theatre Critics(IATC/AICT), Japanese Center.