Dogo Onsen” or “Dogo Hot Spring”, in Matsuyama in Ehime Prefecture, will stage “Dogo ONSENART 2018”, a great art festival, for the first time in 4 years starting in September 2017.
In 2014, “Dogo ONSENART 2014” was held to commemorate the 120th anniversary of major restoration work of the Dogo Onsen Honkan (main public bath building). The festival incorporated art as part of the regional resources and entertained a great number of tourists and local people. This project was followed by “Dogo Art 2015” and “Dogo Art 2016”. Now, this year we will host an even greater art festival after four years of anticipation.
The festival will decorate the town of Dogo with artworks by 20 or so artists accompanied by the keyword “Homage”. The restoration work of the Dogo Onsen Honkan was planned and carried out with a view to the next 100 years of Dogo Onsen and will be the groundwork of today’s prosperity. With its artistic style and as a symbol of a leading modern hot spring resort, the Dogo Onsen Honkan (the Main Building) has been an icon of the City of Matsuyama since the Meiji Era. We shall congratulate its achievements by presenting artworks and will share in its role for the next 100 years using the power of art. The leading characters are not only artists and their artworks, but also all of you, and we will create fun that is unique to Dogo Onsen with tourists and local people.
|Name of the festival||Dogo ONSENART 2018|
|Concept||Go Crazy for Art. 〜Hot Spring Art Entertainment〜|
|Venue||Dogo Onsen and its surroundings|
|Duration||September 2 (Sat), 2017 ~ February 28(Thu), 2019, for 18 months
Preopening: September 2 (Sat), 2017
Grand Opening: April 14 (Sat), 2018 * Each hotel may set its own schedule depending on the artworks
|Sponsored by||Dogo ONSENART Executive Committee|
|Co-sponsored by||Dogo Onsen Ryokan Association, Dogo Shopping Center Promotion Association, City of Matsuyama|
|Supporting Corporations||All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Recruit Lifestyle Co., Ltd. Rakuten, Inc. BEAMS Co., Ltd. Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. Ichiroku Co., Ltd. The Iyo Bank, Ltd. The Ehime Bank, Ltd. Ehime Shinkin Bank Mizukami Co., Ltd. Iyo Railway Co., Ltd. HATADA Co., Ltd. SEKI Co., Ltd. SPC Co., Ltd. Ehime Living Shimbun, Inc.|