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What Is “Sumiyume”? -2021-

“Sumi-Yume” began in 2016 on the occasion of the opening of the Sumida Hokusai Museum. Katsushika Hokusai was an artist who pursued a universe of phenomena. Like little ink-painted dreams colored in by people from various walks of life, we aim to paint the Sumida area in vivid colors while connecting people who are active not only in the arts and culture, but in all types of expression.

Over a four-month period we’ll present a wide array of projects making use of the Sumida district’s local resources, with “Hokusai” and “Sumida River” as principal themes. While discovering the area’s charms and forming new connections online, the Sumi-Yume Project will make its way “to you, and towards the future.” Share in the excitement!

Sumi-Yume 2021 Project Outline

Period: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – Sunday, December 26, 2021
Venues: Sumida River, Sumida River Terrace, Sumida Park, Sumida Lifelong Learning Center, Sumida Park Gallery SASAYA, Sumida Riverside Hall, Ryogoku Monten Hall, SHOP & WORKSHOP sumi zumi and more…

Organized by: Sumi-Yume Executive Committee, Sumida City
Supported by: YKK Corporation, TOKYO BYOKANE CO., LTD.
Media Partner: J-WAVE 81.3 FM

Hosted Projects:
Sumi-Yume Yatai Studio: Water-Station “Mikumari” Yatai Picnic, Kinoshita-Kabuki’s Sumida Radio – In Search of the Classics
Between water – Zip-fastener Ship | Yasuhiro Suzuki
KOSUGE1-16 “Dondoko! Giant Paper Sumo Wrestling – Hokusai Sumiyume Tournament”

Participants of Open Call Projects:
Yasushi Umewaka, M.M.C (Multi Mix Company), sheepstudio, Sumida Park Studio Theatre Group Tobira-za – Otona Satellite, Sumida Mukojima EXPO Executive Committee, General Incorporated Association Token, Nonprofit Organization Topping East, Aoi Nogi, vegetable Record, Kamezawa Hokusai Street Area Development Association, Minna Hokusai Project,
General Incorporated Association Monten, Nichika Yagyu