自作の映像機と楽器を使った、映像と音楽のライブパフォーマンスユニット、usaginingen (ウサギニンゲン)です。主な活動場所は芸術祭、映画祭、音楽祭や学校教育機関などで、Fusion Festival[ドイツ], Vision’R Festival[フランス], roBOt07 Festival[イタリア], Flatpack Film Festival[イギリス], Antimatter Media Art[カナダ], Barents Spektakel[ロシア]等で公演しています。 2014年に, アイスランドで行われた、Reykjavik Visual Music Punto y Raya Festival のライブシネマ部門でグランプリを受賞。これまでに17カ国45都市で公演。 (2016/2現在)
Hello! we are usaginingen is a duo of artists, Shinichi Hirai and Emi Hirai. “Usagi” means “rabbit” and “Ningen” means “human” in Japanese, so “Usagi+Ningen” together makes “rabbit human”. We perform as an audio/visual artist duo, with visual and music equipment we have invented. The aim of our production is to surprise and capture the world through our own filter.
We have performed at international music, art, Film festivals and educational institutions, including Fusion Festival[DE], Vision’R Festival[FR], roBOt07 Festival[IT], Flatpack Film Festival[UK], Antimatter Media Art[CA] and Barents Spektakel[NO,RU]. In 2014, We are awarded the Iceland Reykjavik Visual Music Punto y Raya Festival in the Live Cinema category. We have performed 17 countries 45 cities (as of February 2016)
When you go to islands of Seto Inland Sea, Japan. Please check the schedule of the island. Especially, Naoshima island is closed on Mondays and Teshima island is closed on Tuesdays. Museums and other facilities are closed.
“Dining Room 101” is a shop at Karato district of Teshima island. Ms. Ryoko Nagaya emigrated from Osaka to Teshima island and opened the shop. Food and drink is very delicious. Please go to ”Room 101 Dining Room” in addition to “Shima kitchen” and “Teshima no mado”. Before going the shop, please reserve by e-mail. When the Teshima Art Museum are closed, “Dining Room 101” often open.
Dining Room 101
Lunch 11:30-16:00（last order 15:30）
Dinner 18:00-20:00（last order 19:30）
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Close : Thursday
Place : 1053 Karato, Teshima island, Kagawa pref., Japan [Google Maps]
I walked the Teshima island with artists “usaginingen” who are returned to Kagawa Pref. from Berlin, see the live of the cafe “room 101”. Thank you for everyone meet you! Next year, Setouchi International Art Festival 2016 will be held. I met some artists who will make art work at Teshima island. I’m looking forward to more and more from now.
I went to Teshima island with artist “usaginingen” who back to Kagawa pref. from Berlin. They are looking for a house to live in the island of Seto Inland Sea. This is a realistic document how to begging the life of Setouchi.
I saw the scene somebody dried sesame at the entrance of house, Teshima island. I was surprised how to make sesame seeds and took photographs. Sesame is strong in the dry whether. Perhaps Kagawa pref. and islands of Seto Inland Sea is suitable for the cultivation of sesame.
Japan is the world’s largest sesame importer. Sesame oil, particularly from roasted seed, is an important component of Japanese cooking and traditionally the principal use of the seed. China is the second-largest importer of sesame, mostly oil-grade.