ART or TREAT
Experience a unique kind of trick-or-treating! Inspired by the recent growth of Japan’s Halloween culture, ART or TREAT invites you to walk around Shiogama’s historical Motomachi neighborhood. Join and mingle with locals while wearing larger-than-life costumes inspired by Shiogama’s own painter Jun Sugimura and Showa-era comic magazine GARO alongside Van Gogh, Da Vinci, and more. Enjoy collecting unique home-made sweets from local shops that you can only find in Shiogama.
Date: Saturday October 23rd 2021
10:00-12:00 (Morning Session) and 13:00-15:00 (Afternoon Session)
Meeting place: Shiogama Sugimura Jun Museum of Art in Shiogama City (About 30 minutes by train from Sendai). We will visit local shops surrounding the museum.
Entrance fee: 500yen (including admission to the permanent collection)
*Reservations are required.
*Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
*There are 20 spots available for each session.
*Please wear comfortable clothing in dark-colored or black color.
*The event will be canceled in case of rain. Participants will be notified in advance.
Please notice below
*The plan might be changed due to the consequence of the pandemic.
*Cancellation is available when you don’t feel good on the day.
*Our events will be conducted following the guidelines of infection prevention. Please make sure to wear face masks and cooperate on our operation.
How to book this event:
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Costume makers’ profile
Shaping: KAWASUMI Yui (Artist) In collaboration with the Tohoku Seikatsu Bunka University
Design: SAKURAI Sonoko (Painter / Photographer / Performer)
Jazz players’ profiles
Soprano Sax: HIROMI Daichi (Soprano Saxophone player and instructor)
Trumpet: TAKAHASHI Ryo (Trumpet player of New Forest Jazz Orchestra)
Drum: IMAMURA Yohtaroh (Drummer of Frank Gordon Sextet and other bands)