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Reiko Yuyama湯山玲子
Reiko Yuyama

Author, Director. Considered as an opinion leader for Japanese young women. Pieces written by her are regular columns in monthly magazines. Her unique point of view across wide popular culture from clubs, movies, music, food, city and fashion has a huge following in japan. Her production work includes theatrical concerts of ex-pizzicato five lead singer Maki Nomiya since 2007. She is also famous for her sushi performance ”Bijin Sushi” (good looking girl sushi) since 2004. Her motto is to go and see and experience the scene with her own eyes & body. She has a broad network of close associates including Ryuichi Sakamoto, has started a monthly column with her on his website ‘commons’ Shunji Iwai (Film Director) for Whom she was responsible for communication & publishing production, Tizuko Ueno (professor at Tokyo University), Towa Tei (musician) Keita Maruyama (Fashon Designer), Yutaka Sone (artist) Marti Guixe (Designer), gelltin (artist), Jeff Mills (DJ), Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Game Producer) to name new a few. She is currently lecture at Nippon Daigaku School Of Art and Literature. Managing director of HOU71. http://yuyamareiko.typepad.jp/

Rumika Nishida西田留美可
Rumika Nishida

Dance journalist / critic. Has been contributing articles to newspapers and magazines such as DANCEARTand Theatre Arts. Member of AICT, and co-director of the Maiboku no Kai. Co-authored publications include ”Future of Performing Arts from Quebec” (Sangen-sha), ”54 Chapters to Know About Quebec” ( Akashi-Shoten), and ”Modern Dance in the Theatre of War, Takaya Eguchi and Misako Miya’s Modern Dance Group Touring in the Battlefront (canta).


Born 1947 in Tokyo. Graduated from Musashino Art University, College of Art and Design. Creative director and producer. Director of Atamatote International, visiting professor at the Graduate School of the Kyoto University of Art & Design, and director/secretary of the Japan inter-design forum. Publications include Art Virus, Urbanart Memorial, Super Calligraphy by Ryoichi Enomoto, and Tokyo Monsterland. Enomoto has been producing the ”Nippon Graphic,” “Objet TOKYO” and “URBANART” exhibitions between 1980 and 1999. He was a member of the emblems selection committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The exhibition “Enomoto Ryoichi Kokaiki” was held at Ginza Graphic Gallery in 2016.  

Ryoko Kamiyama神山亮子
Ryoko Kamiyama

Researcher on post-war Japanese avant-garde art and curator of Fuchu Art Museum. Received MA in art from the Tokyo University of the arts. Based on researches of artworks and documents、has written a history of post-war Japanese avant-garde art through curating exhibitions and writing essays.

Exhibitions include Jiro Takamatsu; Universe of his Thought(2004), At/From Tamagawa 1964-2009(2009)、Kaku-Co; O JUN 1982-2013(2013). Writings are Drawing Seen As a Pssibility, in “Jiro TakamatsuAll Drawings”(2009), Return after 20 Years, in “Reflection: In Return to Koji Enokura”(2015), “Noe Aoki : Nagare no naka ni Hikari no Katamari”(2019). Co-edited an anthology “Reading Jiro Takamatsu”(2014).

Sae Okami岡見さえ
Sae Okami

Born in Tokyo. Received her doctor’s degree (in literature) from Université de Toulouse – Le Mirail (presently Jean Jaurès University) and Sophia University. Has been contributing dance reviews to publications including Dance Magazine (Shinshokan), Sankei Shumbun, Asahi Shimbunand Yomiuri Shimbun,since 2003. Member of the Japan Dance Forum, judge at the Yokohama Dance Collection competition in 2017and 2018. Translates texts related to dance and literature (French/Japanese), and teaches French language, French literature and dance history at Keio Universityand other institutions.  

Takashi Sawa
澤 隆志
Takashi Sawa

Festival director for the Image Forum 2001-10, presently active as a freelance curator. Has been in charge of curation at the Aichi Triennale (2013), Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (2015/16) and Aomori Museum of Art (2017/18), and continues to be involved in various events at alluring hidden locations in Tokyo, such as ”Track Top Tokyo” (2016), ”Toshi bosai boot camp” (2017), and “Meguriai JAXA” (2016-18).