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The Mountain Plaza / 山の広場 ® Ceramic Amphitheater Art Center 2017 year in review.

Thank you to everyone who has believed in this socially engaged experiment. 18 years ago we never imagined for a moment how empowering this site would grow to become. Now, as we complete our first year open to the public as “The Mountain Plaza / 山の広場 ® Ceramic Amphitheater Art Center” we take a brief look back and marvel with gratitude at all of the wonderful moments.

Highlights of 2017 have included:


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5月5日: International Children’s Musical Arts Festival

6月18日: AMAHORO activists for peace in Africa, N.P.O. work in Rwanda

7月8日: Dreams & Other Nocturnal Stories: 1st International Contemporary Art Event
featuring: Elaine Buckholtz and Floor van de Velde
Justin Hoover & Friends (
Kazumasa Hiei (
Tetsumasa Saito (
Rakugo by Kimochi & Shamisen by Fukaya.

7月23日: 3rd Anniversary of Firing
“Optical Experience” and light/sound video performance by NightHouse Studio

9月16&17日: Hiroshi Koike ( improvisation theater weekend workshop

9月24日: Universal Design / Barrier Free Event
featuring special guest: Dr. John Gathright

10月14日: Wedding with special guest performance of
traditional Japanese flute and tiger dance by Ayumi

12月9日: Santa Run Children’s Charity

When all is said and done, it has been an exciting and exhausting year. Although the production costs have covered bare minimum guarantees to the participating artists, moving forward in 2018 we will need to work on providing financial sustainability for long term theater maintenance. Ultimately, everything up until now has been possible due to the talent, technique and passion of all involved. Thank you for your continued support and believing in this public art project.

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Stay tuned for the 2018年 ~ 2019年計画 performance schedule.
We will be posting the schedule on

Please contact us if and when you are planning to visit Japan.

Happy New Year and hope to see you in 2018!
Your friends and familia at The Mountain Plaza / 山の広場 ®

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Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project

Thank you to Hiroshi Koike for leading a weekend workshop (9/16 &17) at The Mountain Plaza / 山の広場 ® Ceramic Amphitheater Art Center. Koike's Bridge Projects aims at educating people who can "think through their BODY" and create a bridge between the boundary of Culture, time and Countries as an Art project, which takes place in Japan and Asia. Special recognition goes to Chieko Pak for her organization and production of the event.

For more information about Hiroshi Koike's Bridge Project see:

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“UNIVERSE - ALL”: The Mountain Plaza / 山の広場 ® 1st Barrier Free Event

山の広場 第一回 バリアフリーイベント
UNIVERSE-ALLが目指しているのは、皆さんの日常生活の中で障がいのある方に対する心の障壁(マインドバリアー ) に気付き、それをなくすことです。

John Gathright ジョン・ギャスライト(NPO法人ツリークライミングジャパン)(瀬戸市)
辻 直哉 つじ・なおや(NPO法人チャレンジド) (本福祉大学の卒業生)

ダンサー 沼田 眞由美(名古屋市)
ダンサーがフロア・バンデヴェルデ( 南アフリカ出身のアーティスト)が作ったサウンドスコアーでダンスをしていただいて、リラクスできる方法を教えていただけます。

ちんちくりん 安達 一輝 & 関 哲雄(コーラス・ギター)(名古屋市・一宮市)

開場/Open :14:00 開演/Start: 15:00

場所・Place :山の広場野外劇場
『アクセスマップ』 愛知県知多郡美浜町布土菅刈108−1
協力: EDIT知多半島 ・酒井雄二さん&酒井敦子さん(美浜町)
  馬場景子さん(日本福祉大学講師)・株式会社五常相建 相川政則(武豊町)
入場料:大人500円     大学生、障がいのある方:300円 小、中、高校:無料
完全予約制    Reservation only : 予約〆切り:9月21日(木)
お問い合わせ  Tel:0569−875020
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“UNIVERSE - ALL”: The Mountain Plaza / 山の広場 ® 1st Barrier Free Event

Purpose: An afternoon of stories, music and dance. Together we can expand our awareness towards making the world more“barrier free”.

John & Tsuji’s stories that reach beyond the“Barrier”; Seki’s musical songs that embrace Life’s challenges; ManaMana’s movements that encourage all to free physical limitations.

Time: 15:00 ~ 16:30

Cost: ¥500

John Gathright, Tree Climbing Japan

Naoya Tsuji, Challenge Seed, N.P.O.

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ManaMana Dance physical therapy studio

M.C.: Mr. Iriya

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