We are taking applications for projection mapping works to be projected at the “Giant Yawata-uma International Mapping Competition” portion of the Hachinohe Light Show Festival, which will run from the 19th to the 21st of December 2014. Application details are listed below.
Put your creativity to the test with Hachinohe’s traditional toy, the yawata-uma!
The yawata-uma is a traditional folk toy that has been passed down since long ago. It is a traditional handicraft that makes use of simple lacquering and sharp lines carved with a Japanese hatchet and chisel. The craft, along with the miharu-goma of Fukushima Prefecture and the kinoshita-goma of Miyagi Prefecture, is one of the three famous horse toys of Japan and is a folk toy representative of Hachinohe.
The name “yawata-uma” is said to have originated when a lacquerware artisan sold his crafts on the grounds of the Kushihiki Hachimangu Shrine during its annual festival.
Also, there are theories that the design of the yawata-uma originated from representations such as “a gaudily decorated horse ridden by the bride at a wedding” or “a decorated horse to be used in horseback archery.”
Sponsor: Hachinohe City (Hachinohe Portal Museum hacchi)
|Projection Period||December 19 - 21, 2014
† Judging will occur on December 19 (Friday)）
|Location||Hachinohe Portal Museum hacchi
(11-1 Mikka Machi, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture)
|Awards||Award of Excellence (1 award) 100,000 yen (before withholding tax)
Other awards (Hachinohe Portal Museum Director’s Award, etc.) will also be prepared.
|Entry Deadline||Must arrive by November 14, 2014 (Friday)|
|Work Submission Deadline||Must arrive by December 5, 2014 (Friday)|
|Judges (planned)||Michiyuki Ishida (Representative Director, Projection Mapping Association of Japan), Yukiharu Kawamura （CEO, Insect Micro Agency, inc.), Takayoshi (VJ: OVERHEADS), Toshinori Takahashi (CEO, YAWATAUMA Co, Ltd.), Tomoko Kazahari(Museum Director, Hachinohe Portal Museum), etc|
|Entry sheet||PDF (32KB) / Word (docx 20KB)|
The yawata-uma will be covered with white paper prior to projection to create a plain, white projection surface.
Hachinohe City Development, Culture, Sports and Tourism Department
Hachinohe Portal Museum
Supervisors: Yanagisawa, Sasaki, Iwadate
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