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Lab Café Special featuring Search Project - "The Culture of the Ocean and the Wisdom of Weather Judgement"

2016-6-24 (Fri) 19:00 - 21:00

We've invited KAWASHIMA Shuichi, a folklorist based on Kesennuma who has recorded bonito fishermen and their lore from all over the country, and SHIRIIKE Hironori, a native of Shin-nagata in Kobe who decided to take up his family's fishing business after the Hanshin Awaji earthquake and who still sends out boats every morning to catch fish such as Japanese sand lances and whitebaits. We'd like to deepen dialogue by exchanging opinions on what we can gain and learn through our relationship with the ocean from a folklorist view as well as the views of those active in the fishing industry.


SHIRIIKE Hironori (Shiriike Suisan)

KAWASHIMA Shuichi (Folklorist/Professor, International Research Institute for Disaster Science, Tohoku University)

Café Masters

TSUKAHARA Yuya, KUBOTA Tetsu (Steering committee members, Art Area B1)

With Support by:

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Science and Technology Communication Promotion Project, "Network Formation Type"

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1, "Lab Café" is designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2016-6-24 (Fri) 19:00 - 21:00
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Sponsored: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Science and Technology Communication Promotion Project, "Network Formation Type"
Venue: Art Area B1 (1st Basement Concourse, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Registration is not required for this seminar.
Contact: Osaka University Center for the Study of Communication-Design

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