About Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art
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About Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art


The Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art is a festival of art and culture held in the Meiji Jingu Forest. The festival includes exhibitions and events themed around the Japanese people’s perspective on

In 2020, Meiji Shrine will celebrate its centennial.
To mark our first steps into the next one hundred years, and with the sacred forests of Meiji Shrine as its venue, we are proud to present a festival of arts and culture, “Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art”. We have chosen the theme “Celebrate, Pray, Create”, and with the sacred forests as its venue, we hope the festival will help in reconsidering the relationship between Japanese arts and culture and nature, and introduce a uniquely Japanese aesthetic to the world.
Outdoor sculpture exhibitions in serene natural surroundings, art shows, contemporary culture programs and many more events will be held throughout the year. And running parallel to these there will also be programs to support regional promotion and revitalization activities in disaster struck areas, and send a message of prayer to the world.

About Meiji Shrine

Organized by:  Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Council, Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art Committee, General Incorporated Association Art Powers Japan

Special Cooperation: Meiji Jingu

Cooperation: Centennial Celebration of the Establishment of Meiji Jingu

Special Sponsors: Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., mixi, Inc.

Sponsored by: ITO EN, Ltd., Kyoritsu Seiyaku Corporation, Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd., Nippon Calmic Ltd., NOMURA Co., Ltd., East Japan Railway Company, Rakuten, Inc.

Special Cooperation: The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum, Denchu Art Museum, Keio University Urasenke Tea Ceremony Club, Tokyo University of the Arts Tea Ceremony Club

Cooperation: SECOM Co., Ltd., Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.