nitehi works (1-47-3 Wakabacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama)
Through previous projects such as Red Shoes Chronicle (2010) and Tokyo Heterotopia (2013), Takayama Akira and Port B have continued to explore Japan's "inner Asia". Based on research into Yokohama's Asian communities, Yokohama Commune re-examines the nature of Japan and the Japanese language. It started at Yokohama Museum of Art, featuring exhibits of the Japanese of Indochina refugees, who arrived in Japan after being driven out of their homelands for a variety of reasons. Now these exhibits and voices have moved to Koganecho, where they converge with local residents in Kotobukicho to transform into a"Japanese classroom". The teaching materials are copies of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Visitors can also experience the classroom as a "performance" of the novel.
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