Exhibition Information

Koganecho Bazaar is an art festival co-organized by Koganecho Area Management Center and Hatsuko Hinodecho Environmental Cleanup Association as an ongoing effort towards community-renovation of the Koganecho area in Yokohama.

For its 6th edition, Koganecho Bazaar 2013 brings together sixteen artists from Japan and abroad to present artworks created through the artist-in-residence program. This year, the artists were chosen in three different ways. Five artist groups were selected through an open call for project proposals, while four groups were selected by the organizers. Lastly, as a new curatorial approach, seven artists were selected in consultation with the representatives from affiliated art spaces and artist collectives in the Asian region including Japan.

The art festival not only presents artworks throughout the area, but will also hold walking tours led by official tour guides. A wide variety of events, which includes the step plaza market by the local shops, will complement all these activities.

Discover the organic fusion of art and everyday life in Koganecho Bazaar as you visit artist studios under the train-bridge and venture through its narrow back alleys. Join us in this two-month exploration of forms as a result of collaboration between art and community.

DatesSat, Sep. 14th-Sun, Nov. 24th, 2013
VenueStudios, neighborhood shops, outdoor areas, etc. beneath and along Keikyu Railway, from Hinodecho Station to Koganecho Station.
Hours11:00 am〜7:00 pm
Closed onMonday(open if Monday is national holiday and closed on the following day)
AdmissionKoganecho Bazaar 2013 Passport(vaild during entire event period):High school and above 700yen; Free for junior high school students and below.
Organized byNPO Koganecho Area Management Center / Hatsunecho-Koganecho Environmental Cleanup Initiative Committee
Co-organized byYokohama City
Patronized byKanagawa Prefecture / Yokohama Arts Foundation
Sponsored byKeihin Electric Express Railway Co., Ltd. / Asahi Breweries, Ltd. / Asahi Soft Drinks CO. LTD.
In Cooperation with Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department / Kanagawa Prefecture Isezaki Police Station / Yokohama Naka Hojinkai / Hinodecho Neighborhood Association / Hatsunecho-Koganecho Neighborhood Association / Hinodecho Station Area A Redevelopment Association / Kogane-X Lab. Executive Committee / Yokohama City University / KUNCI Cultural Studies Center / 98B COLLABoratory / Chiang Mai Art Collective / Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts / Zero Station / Art Center Ongoing / Hiyori Art Center / A4 Contemporary Arts Center / Yokohama Creativecity Ceneter
Special supportHatsukoi Shop Association
Granted byAgency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, In Fiscal Year 2013.


The artists for the Koganecho Bazaar 2013 were selected in three different ways: consultations with the partner organizations in Japan and abroad, invitations from the organizer, and through an open call for project proposals. The festival provides artists with an opportunity to stay, develop and present a new body of artworks in the Koganecho area.

With the partner organizations in Japan and abroad

Koganecho Bazaar has been organizing various projects with an aim to build and facilitate international networks among creative communities. As a new step in this ongoing effort, this year’s festival consulted art spaces and artist collectives for the selection of artists. These groups have been creating unique programs in seven different cities in Asia. After receiving a total of 21 recommendations, seven artists (two from Japan, five from abroad) were chosen to participate in the Koganecho Bazaar 2013.

ZA, 2010

Kaori Usuda (Sendai, Japan)
Kaori Usuda was born in 1981, Sendai, Japan. She graduated from the Department of Sculpture at the Musashino Art University. She creates sculptures with motifs taken from human figure and animals. Her works have been shown in various exhibitions.
Recommended by:Hiyori Art Center / Saori Tateishi (coordinator)
Hiyori Art Center is an art space located at the center of Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture. Since its establishment in 2011 by the Yokohama Ishinomaki Culture and Art Exchange Program Executive Committee, Hiyori Art Center has been running an artist-in-residence program for artists from Japan and abroad. It also has various programs to support local artists based in the area.

Stylish Flies for House Wives, 2012-2013

Masahiro Wada (Tokyo, Japan)
Masahiro Wada was born in 1977 in Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from the Department of Art, Goldsmiths College at the University of London. His works incorporate a wide variety of media which includes sculpture, installation, performance, and video.
Recommended by:Art Center Ongoing / Nozomu Ogawa (director)
Art Center Ongoing is a multi-functional art space with a gallery space. Since its inception, it has been introducing cutting-edge contemporary artists. It also houses a café and bar that facilitates networking and a library that provides an open access to a unique archive of information on the artists. The center also proactively organizes symposiums, live music events and other activities to further possibilities of current creative expressions.

Burn Your Idol, 2011

Wok the Rock (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Wok the Rock was born in 1975. By crossing over the fields of visual arts and music, the work of Wok the Rock reveals the influence of new media and technology on Indonesian culture.
Recommended by:KUNCI Cultural Studies Center / Antariksa (researcher)
KUNCI Cultural Studies Center is a non-profit and independent organization which was established in 1999 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. KUNCI is working to create an Indonesian society that is culturally critical, open, and empowered. Its mission is to develop cultural studies with the spirit of experimentation and to advance its criticality into a wider movement through popular educational practices.

hardin ng Kalikasan, 2011

Joey Cobcobo(Manila, Philippine)
Joey Cobcobo was born in 1983. His art practice involves painting, printmaking and woodcarving. He also combines these disciplines in creating assemblages and installations. Cobcobo’s ethnicity, being a half-Igorot and half-Ilocano who has lived and studied in Mandaluyong City since his early youth, has influenced the endemic and actuated tension apparent in his works. His art combines contemporary and trans-media approaches to traditional art practices, revealing an introspective interest in the critique and construct of a moral/ethical re-imaging of what is pervasive and prevalent in social and cultural practices.
Recommended by:98B COLLABoratory / Marika Constantino (co-director)
98B is a multi-disciplinary art COLLABoratory. It seeks to establish a convergence with artists, designers, curators, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists, educators, researchers, cultural workers, performers, architects and students together with the general public. 98B organizes a wide variety of programs and activities to stimulate communication, promote diversity, and uphold creative engagements. 98B aspires to make art more accessible by involving and incorporating different stakeholders towards organically fostering a dynamic community.

Passing in between, 2012

Tai Han-Hong(Taipei, Taiwan)
Tai Han-Hong was born in 1978 in Taipei, Taiwan. With his background in architecture and industrial design, Tai’s artistry takes a critical approach to functions and concepts of house and furniture. He employs sculptural languages to create a physical space, which stands somewhere in-between reality and fiction.
Recommended by:Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts / Liya Wang (curator)
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts is the first art museum specialized by an art university in Taiwan. KdMoFA protrudes itself by organizing exhibitions over the Taiwanese or Asian issues as well as hosting the “Kuandu Biennale” starting from 2008. The conceptual model of the museum is to be an academic, and at the same time, communal art museum while serving the bridge between the university and the local communities in order to play the significant role as both the professional artistic and social educator. Moreover, by extending the track from foreign artistic groups through exhibitions, it attempts to serve as the platform for international dialogue.

3147966 sq.cm mobile gallery, 2009

Torlarp Larpjaroensook (Chiang Mai, Tailand)
Torlarp Larpjaroensook studied at the College of Fine Arts, Bangkok, and then completed his BA in the field of painting at the Fine Art Faculty at Chiang Mai University. Larpjareonsook is a multi-disciplinary artist who is interested in the interactions between people and artworks. He also has been running “Gallery Seescape” in Chiang Mai since 2008. In 2009, he created a mobile gallery project called “3147966” which invites artists to realize their own art projects.
Recommended by:Chiang Mai Art Collective (CAC) / Sutthirat Supaparinya (director)
CAC is an artist collective founded in January 2013. The objective of the collective is to build the first online platform to link people, spaces and information for the art scene in Chiang Mai. For its initial project, CAC is currently creating a comprehensive art map online that locates and provides information about art spaces, events and people. They are in the process of collecting and creating related data for the archive. Although CAC uses cyberspace as its working site, it encourages physical connection between the art community and its audience.

Eternity, 2011

Phan Quang(Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)
Phan Quang was born in 1976 in Binh Dinh, Quy Nhon. Quang currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. He started his career as a photographer working in various fields, including advertising, fashion, sports, reportage, and photojournalism. Currently, he is focusing on the possibilities of photographic expressions as a medium to critically reflect on the past, present and future of his home country. Recently, Quang has been creating a series of self-portraits that juxtaposes his personal experiences, obsessions and dreams with Vietnamese local stories.
Recommended by:ZeroStation / Nguyen Nhu Huy (director)
ZeroStation is a complex structure including Studio/Space and room for artists in residency. The main mission of ZeroStation is to create more opportunities for dialoguing, thinking, and working among local and international artists.

Guest Artists

Four groups (2 from Japan, 2 from abroad) were selected by the organizer.

Call me maybe, 2010

Haruka Ohta (Saitama, Japan)
Haruka Ohta was born in 1984. He completed the graduate program at the Musashino Art University. His works are focused on the dialogue of existing architecture and space.

Reference image, 2013

Kota Sugawara + Natsuki Ishigami (Yokohama, Japan)
Photographer, Kota Sugawara and play writer, Natsuki Ishigami collaboratively create an artwork that takes the audience through Koganecho while experiencing the charms of the locale.

black moss, 2011

He Qianli (Chengdu, China)
He Qianli was born in 1981 in China. He graduated from the Chengdu Art Academy, Sichuan Conservatory of Music. He is known for his distinct style of painting landscapes that is filled out with plants.

Few Years Ago at Starbucks, 2012

Sora Yu (Seoul, South Korea)
Sora Yu was born in 1987 in Korea. She uses a black thread to make line stiches on white fabric as if drawing with a pencil on paper. Scenes and elements of everyday life are “sewn” onto fabric, creating soft texture that brings back our old memories.

Open Call for Project Proposals

3 groups from Japan and 2 artists from abroad were selected out of 144 applications

untitle, 2013

off-Nibroll [Keisuke Takahashi・Mikuni Yanaihara](Tokyo/Yokohama, Japan)
off-Nibroll was formed in 2005. It is a creative unit of visual director Keisuke Takahashi and choreographer Mikuni Yanaihara from Dance Company, Nibroll. The works of off-Nibroll combine video installations and dance performances while searching for the relationship between the body and the projected image.


couch (Tokyo, Japan)
couch is an art & design unit of Hiroki Miyazaki and Reiko Asao.

D.frame.window, 2012
Photo by Ken Kato, Shiseido gallery

Yusuke Kamata (Yokohama, Japan)
Yusuke Kamata was born in 1984 Kanagawa, Japan. He completed the Master’s Program in the Department of Intermedia Art at the Tokyo University of the Arts. His works, which incorporate sculpture and photography, creates intersections on art, architecture, present and past.

Tenji’s suite, 2012

Pierre Jean Giloux(Paris, France)
Pierre Jean Giloux was born in 1965. Gilox employs new technologies to combine images created in different media; such as 3D animation and images recorded in real life.

Ignominy, 2013

Muhammad Habib Akram(Gujrat, Pakistan)
Muhammad Habib Akram was born in 1988. His artworks and performances take a critical reflection on human behavior, psychology and the social roles imposed on individuals.


Advance ticket of ¥500 will be available beginning August 17th until September 13th, 2013. Free admission for middle school students and younger.
Regular ticket of ¥700 will be available beginning September 14th until November 24th, 2013. Free admission for middle school students and younger.
Tickets are available in the following locations:



  • By train
  • 3 minute walk from Hinodecho Station or Koganecho Station on Keikyu Line
  • 15 minute walk from Sakuragicho Station on JR line or Yokohama City Subway
  • 15 minute walk from Kannai Station on JR line
  • From Airport
  • From Narita International Airport
    Take a limousine bus to Yokohama Station (YCAT) (Approximate travel time: 85 mins). From the Yokohama station, take Keikyu Line to Hinodecho Station or Koganecho Station.
  • From Haneda Airport,
    Take a limousine bus to Yokohama Station (YCAT) (Approximate travel time: 30 mins). From the Yokohama station, take Keikyu Line to Hinodecho Station or Koganecho Station.
  • *The Koganecho Area Management Center does not provide a parking space for visitors.


Koganecho Area Management Center
2-158, Hinodecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0066
TEL : +81-(0)45-261-5467 FAX : +81-(0)45-325-7222
WEB : http://www.koganecho.net