→2016.07.28 update
HIROSHIMA 2016, the 16th International Animation Festival in Japan will be held from August 18th to 22th!
HIROSHIMA 2016, the 16th International Animation Festival in Japan
HIROSHIMA 2016 is almost around the corner! Looking forward to your participation!

The 16th International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA 2016
date: August 18th (thu.) - 22th (mon.)
venue: JMS Aster Plaza
4-17 Kako-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0812 Japan
details about HIROSHIMA 2016
festival programs
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→2015.10.1 update
International Animation Day (IAD) 2015 – Coming Soon!
HIROSHIMA 2014, the 15th International Animation Festival in Japan
On October 28th, 1892, a French inventor Emile Reynaud (1844 – 1918) made the first public performance of animation at the Grevin Museum in Paris, using his own invention "optical theater." Since 2002, ASIFA and its National Groups have been celebrating this historical day as "International Animation Day (IAD)" , intending to promote and develop animation art all over the world simultaneously. Every year, about 40 countries participate in this celebration.
"IAD 2015 in Japan" will be held in Three cities – Kyoto, Nonoichi and Hiroshima – to show inspiring animation films of Japan and abroad.

"IAD 2015 in Kyoto" will be held on October 23rd, at 17:00 ~, at the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

"IAD 2015 in Nonoichi" will be held on November 7th, at 14:00 ~, at the Nonoichi-shi 'Camellia'.

"IAD 2015 in Hiroshima" will be held during October - November, at the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, the Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library (Eizo Bunka Library), the Onomichi Memorial Hall of Chamber of Commerce.

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→2015.7.10 update
HIROSHIMA 2016 will open next summer, August 18th Thursday through 22nd Monday, 2016. Its new rules and entry forms are in preparation presently and will be announced in autumn this year.

We are looking forward to having successful and exciting HIROSIMA 2016 together with you all, the animation enthusiasts. And we kindly ask you your usual help and support.

Attached image is FESTIVAL’s promotional fliers distributed during Annecy Film Festival last June to the participants from all around the world.

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→2015.7.06 update
“PASSAGE IN THE AIR (1975-1993)”, the retrospective of Keiichi Tanaami, will be held in July- August, 2015 in Tokyo.
Tanaami’s works from ‘70s thru ‘90s will be exhibited in two-part series at NANZUKA gallery in Shibuya, Tokyo. The retrospective is titled “Passage in the Air (1975-1993)”. The first part, which is from July 11th thru Aug. 8th, will exhibit an installation comprising of a series of wooden sculptures as well as paintings, prints and experimental films created in 1977 through 1992. The second part, which is from Aug. 29th thru Sept. 26th, will show household furniture along with paintings, prints and other works of ‘80s. Also there will be an opening reception with Mr. Tanaami from 18:00, July 11th, Saturday at the gallery. ASIFA- Japan encourages everyone to visit and join the fabulous occasion.

Keiichi Tanaami’s Retrospective, “PASSAGE IN THE AIR (1975-1993)”
Dates: 1) July 11th, Sat. - Aug.8th, Sat. ; 2) Aug.8th, Sat. - Sept.26th, Sat.
Opening hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Sunday, Monday and National Holidays.
Place: NANZUKA, Shibuya Ibis Building B1f, 2-17-3, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.  Phone: 03-3400-0075
Opening Reception: Opening Reception: 18:00 - 20:00, July 11th, Sat., 2015

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→2015.03.09 update
Works by Hiroshi Onishi are now exhibited at Kyoto Contemporary Art Network Exhibition 2015.
Kyoto Contemporary Art Network Exhibition 2015
Hiroshi Onishi is exhibiting his works at two exhibitions within Kyoto Contemporary Art Network Exhibition 2015 --- "Grief and Anima" (at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine) and "Material and Perception" (at Impact Hub).

Kyoto Contemporary Art Network Exhibition 2015
Kyoto Contemporary Art Network Exhibition 2015 is the overall name linking 4 exhibitions ("Material and Perception", "Grief and Anima", "Tangles of conti/nuit/é", "The Sintering of Memory") spreading over 5 venues in Kyoto. To contribute towards communication between the traditional cultural heritage and the contemporary arts in Kyoto, various exhibitions, performances, and symposia, related to Japanese sensibility, are being held.

Material and Perception: in search of the roots of Mono-ha
Saturday, March 7 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
Venue 1: Yukososya Venue 2: Impact Hub Kyoto (at Kyohakuin)

Grief and Anima: an exhibition of works created by artists contributing to the Mono-logy (Monogaku) / Sense-Value Study Group
Saturday, March 7 - Saturday, March 14, 2015
Venue: Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine
Tangles of conti/nuit/é
Saturday, March 7 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
Venue: The Terminal KYOTO
The Sintering of Memory: conti/nuit/é
Saturday, March 7 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Venue: Kyoto-style Climbing Kiln

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