Organizer

Special Adviser
IKEDA Seiji

Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Chairman, Institute of Environmental Art and Design

■Awards
1973 Salon de Printemps Prize
1997 Chernobyl Memorial Art Competition Silver Prize
2001 Exhibition commemorating 90th Anniversary of the Founding of Tsinghua University Merit Award
■Titles
Member of the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation expert committee for the arts
Member of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Council for University Chartering and School Juridical Persons expert committee
Member of the Japan Mint’s Working Group on the Commemorative Coin Designs
Adviser
MINO Yutaka

Director, Hyogo prefectural Museum of Art

Former Associate Curator, Asiatic Department at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Curator, Oriental Art Department at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Curator, Chinese and Japanese Art Department, Asian Department at the Art Institute of Chicago
Director, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art
Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Vice Chairman, Sotheby’s North America
General Producer
YOSHIDA Hiromi

Ikebana Artist

Born in Kobe in 1939, Yoshida has long sought a style of Ikebana that respects the traditions of the art while resisting stereotypes. His broad-ranging ideas have included outdoor exhibitions, demonstrating Ikebana to soul music and lit by candles, as well as an Ikebana block-print featuring photographic collages of Ikebana art, which was well received at galleries in Japan and overseas. Yoshida is internationally renowned, having visited France and Spain, performed Ikebana demonstrations, and exhibited at the Gwangju Biennale (South Korea) in 2004.

Executive Directors
ISHIHARA Kenichirô Director, Hyogo Parks and Horticulture Association
Director-General, Community Center for Garden and Greenery Promotion
OCHI Yûjirô Advisor, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
OMORI Masao Professor, Graduate school of Kyoto Saga University of Arts
TAHO Ritsuko Professor, Department of Inter Media Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, at Tokyo University of Arts

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