Hirotoh Morikawa

East Asia Cultural Envoy FY2017
Hirotoh Morikawa
Video Artist, Composer , Photographer and Essayist
  • Worked in Korea
  • Active Period:From March 4 to 14, 2018 (tentative)
  • Birthplace:Kanazawa
  • Birth:October 4, 1963
  • Academic background:Film Arts Major, Department of Art Science, Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University

Mr. Morikawa has participated and received many awards in various short film competitions since he was a student at Tama Art University. Aftergraduating from the university, he has been working as a video director and theater music composer. This is the start of involving the Japan Pavilion in the EXPO 2000 held in Hanover, Germany, .now he is working on producing music for various events, museums and art museums not only in Japan but also in around the world.

Since the fall of 2009, he has launched “Kanazawa Concierge Tsushin (correspondence),” which features the most exciting art of Kanazawa from a unique viewpoint, on the website run by Kanazawa City Tourism Association. In 2011, he started Kanazawa Image Space events. Other than the projection work at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, he works collaboratively with Kaga Hosho Noh play performers, Japanese dancers and Wadaiko (Japanese drum) players, and moreover, he serves as a stage and video director for Kanazawa Geigishu (geisha girls team).

【Main works and activities related to Kanazawa since 2016】
“Kanazawa Gekka Enbu vol.3 Gento Mochizuki Hen” with Fujima Shinnosuke in Kanazawa Tsujike Teien.
“Fujima Shinnosuke Hananosugatami - Mirai-e Tsumugu Odori Emaki” in the Hogaku Hall of the Ishikawa Ongakudo.
“Kanazawa Gekka Enbu vol.4 Chushu no Meigetsu Hen” with Fujima Shinnosuke in Kanazawa Tsujike Teien.
“KANAZAWA 21st CENTURY KOGEI FESTIVAL: KANAZAWA MIRAI CHAKAI – Nagareru” with general direction by Kazuyoshi Hayakawa in the Asanogawa Special Dome.
“Kanazawa Eizo Fushi” in the Kanazawa Noh Museum.
Opening for the party to commemorate the offerings to the Kamigamo Jinja Shrine by Komaruya in Kyoto at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto.
Video directing for the interior of the store named “Ginza no Kanazawa” in KIRARITO GINZA.
Video directing for “Kanazawa Odori” in the Hogaku Hall of the Ishikawa Ongakudo.
Outdoor projection “Kanazawa Genzai Bijutsukan” at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
“Strings no Sekai (the World of Strings)” in the Hokkoku Shimbun Akabane Hall at the 2017 Biennale Ishikawa Autumn Art Festival.

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