Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Promotion Event “No Border“ ART × SPORTS ”Fusion of Art and Sports”

Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Arts Council Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Promotion Event “No Border“ ART × SPORTS ”Fusion of Art and Sports” One year until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games! ~ …………………………………………………………………………………………… Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo has various cultural programs as Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL (hereinafter referred to as “TTF”) to excite Tokyo in 2020, when the Olympic and Paralympic Games are held. Is deployed. TTF promotion event with the theme of “No Border” will be held at LaLaport Tachikawa Tachihito on August 23 (Friday) at the milestone of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. In this event, a special performance by the prosthetic dancer Mitsuichi Omae and Hiroaki Tagawa, who is active using his personality, and a talk session with Mr. Atsushi Yamamoto, a Paralympian who participated in three consecutive tournaments from the Beijing Paralympic Games Through this, you can feel the charm of art culture and sports. * Please take this opportunity to enjoy Tokyo Tokyo Festival with your family and friends. The guests Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo [Image 1

Prosthetic dancer Mitsuichi Omae [Image 2

Blind guitarist Hiroaki Tagawa [Image 3

Paralympian Atsushi Yamamoto [Image 4

@ATSUSHI YAMAMOTO
MC Kaminari [Image 5

Outline Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Promotion Event “No Border“ ART × SPORTS ”Fusion of art and sports”
■ Date and time: Friday, August 23, 2019, 10: 10-13: 00 (planned)
■ Venue: Lalaport Tachikawa Tachihi 2nd Floor Event Square (1 of 935 Izumimachi, Tachikawa, Tokyo)
■ Program: Opening Performance, Governor Greeting, Talk Show Part 1, Special Collaboration Performance, Talk Show Part 2
■ Fee: Free admission
■ Organizer: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Arts Council Tokyo * Program may change without notice. * Depending on the congestion on the day, you may participate with a numbered ticket. * Wheelchair seats and sign language interpreters are available. Program contents [Image 6

Guest profile Prosthetic dancer Mitsuichi Omae [Image 7

A dancer who lost his left leg in a traffic accident. Graduated from Osaka University of Arts, Department of Performing Arts, Dance Course. Ten years after losing his left foot, he won numerous first prizes at national and international competitions. 2016 Dancing solo at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic closing ceremony. In 2017, he co-starred with Ken Hirai at the Red and White Song Battle, and was featured in the NHK Special and received a great response. In 2018, he was invited to MGM and appeared in JABBA WOCKEEZ “jreamz” in Las Vegas, USA. He is one of the most notable dancers in Japan, and has appeared not only in domestic and overseas performances but also in TV, radio, newspapers, GQ and other fashion magazines and media. Blind guitarist Hiroaki Tagawa [Image 8

Born in Shimonoseki City. Yamaguchi Furusato Ambassador. A completely blind guitarist with a unique play style and a guitar neck from the opposite. Plays from a friendly melody to an athlete-like guitar sound. In recent years, support events for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics “Sports of Heart”, Mazda’s largest circuit event “Mazda Fan Festa”, Fukushima reconstruction event “Do your best! Fukushima”, “Yamaguchi Kokutai”, “World Scout Jamboree”, He has performed at local cultural revitalization events such as the “Wheelchair Dance Sports World Tournament”, lectures at schools and medical societies, and many theme songs such as television and radio programs. In April, we recorded a welcome song to welcome people from all over the world to Japan for 2020 in LA. New song “Sky” is completed! Paralympian Atsushi Yamamoto [Image 9

@ATSUSHI YAMAMOTO He joined a baseball team at elementary school and belonged to a volleyball club at junior high school and high school. The left leg thigh was cut due to a motorcycle accident that occurred during the second year of high school. I met a prosthetic leg for a competition at a vocational school to become a prosthetic brace that went on to high school after graduating from high school, and started to land. In 2004, I entered Osaka College of Physical Education, and I belonged to the track and field club. Joined Suzuki Motor Corporation in 2008. Three consecutive tournaments from the Beijing Paralympic Games. In May 2016, the world record at that time was updated. At the Rio Tournament, he won a silver medal for a long jump and a bronze medal for a 4 × 100m relay. Aiming for a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, he will become a professional track and field athlete in October 2017. In 2019, he participated in the Pyeongchang Paralympics held in March in a snowboard competition. Limited to 20 pairs on a first-come-first-served basis! A photo session with Ms. Paralympian Yamamoto, artists Omae and Tagawa, and MC Kaminari! We will distribute photo session ticket from 10:10 on the day. For those who were n’t in time… TTF fan with autograph of performers will be presented to 20 people by lottery! A lottery ticket will be distributed at the venue. A lottery will be held after the stage program. About Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL With the aim of 2020, when the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held, we will develop various cultural programs to convey the appeal of the city of arts and culture in order to excite Tokyo from a cultural perspective. HP: https://tokyotokyofestival.jp/ TTF Promotion Event Secretariat TEL: 03-5300-1107 (Weekdays 10: 00-17: 00) Tokyo Metropolitan Life and Culture Bureau Culture Promotion Department Planning and Coordination Division TEL: 03-5320-7734 (Weekdays 10: 00-17: 00)

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