#007 eatrip city creatures

Planters filled with spring water bubbling up from Ginza are now here! Grow plants by feeding them with human voices and music

Ginza Sony Park welcomes a collaboration with Yuri Nomura, the chef who leads the eatrip culinary creativity team and manages eatrip Restaurant in Harajuku, Tokyo. This program makes it possible to grow plants in the middle of the city by nourishing them with spring water that bubbles up in Ginza, and with the voices of visitors, the sounds of people in town, and the music they play.

Grow plants in planters with the water that gushes under Ginza Sony Park, while serenading them with the voices of park visitors and the sounds of live music. In addition to live performances by musicians, there will also be round table discussions, workshops, and the eatrip Market selling different tasty food items each week chosen by eatrip from locations all over Japan.

We invite everyone to come join this program, to grow plants with underground Ginza water and the sounds of voices and music.

Duration: 2019.4.20 - 5.24

Event Calendar

  • All
  • Market
  • Live
  • Workshop
  • Talk

Exhibit Overview

PARK B3/ Basement 3

These planters with water from the underground of Ginza serenade the growing flowers and plants with the voices and sounds of visitors in the form of vibrating waves. Visitors can also see installations in which the water reacts to sound.

PARK B2/ Basement 2

Pianos will be regularly available for visitors to play at their leisure. The sounds that are played resonate simultaneously with the planters on Basement 3F, causing reactions on the surface of the water. Visitors can also enjoy the flower cycle installation in waterways surrounding the pianos. Presented by The Little Shop of Flowers, this installation gradually changes form throughout the duration of the event.

Stairwell

Visitors to the venue are welcomed by an installation made of cloth by color dye artist Yuko Kitta. Its lusciously decorative colors made with dyes derived from vegetables bestow the entire venue with a feeling of the cycle between water and plants.

eatrip market

Selling food items born from the water and earth of locations throughout Japan, and painstakingly prepared by the producers who live there. Foods from different regions will be on sale each week.

  • 1st week April 20 (Sat) - April 26 (Fri) East Japan
  • 2nd week April 27 (Sat) - May 3 (Fri) Kinki and Chubu Regions
  • 3rd week May 4 (Sat) - May 10 (Fri) Chugoku and Shikoku Regions
  • 4th week May 11 (Sat) - May 17 (Fri) Kyushu and Okinawa Regions
  • 5th week May 18 (Sat) - May 24 (Fri) Encore - some of the items from previous weeks return -

Park Live × eatrip

There will be live music performances in conjunction with Park Live throughout the duration of the event. Enjoy these special live performances! (Cost: free. Some performances require purchase of one drink)

April 20 (Sat) 18:00 - 19:00 Opening Performance (*) (Location: PARK B3/ Basement 3)
April 24 (Wed) 19:00 - 20:00 BIGYUKI + U-zhaan (Location: PARK B2/ Basement 2)
May 4 (Sat) 20:00 - 21:00 HIKOKONAMI (Location: GL/ Ground level, PARK B3/ Basement 3 during rainy weather)
May 5 (Sun) 17:00 - 18:00 Takuji Aoyagi × Tokiko Ihara (Location: PARK B3/ Basement 3)
May 17 (Fri) 20:00 - 21:00 MATMOS (Location: PARK B4/ Basement 4・One order system)

Other Park Live performances will also be taking place during the event. Please check them out too!

* The artists for the opening live performance will be announced in the morning on the day-of, via the Ginza Sony Park official Instagram.

Workshops &Talk events

Workshops and round table discussion events on the theme of food and neighborhoods will be held on Park GL/Ground Level and Park B2/Basement 2. The voices and sounds of visitors resonate simultaneously with the planters on Park B3/Basement 3, which in turn grows the plants inside them. Please come and see for yourself. (Cost: free, except for certain workshops)

Workshops

Location

GL/ Ground level

(PARK B2/ Basement 2 during rainy weather)

Language Japanese

"See and Connect Colors" Color Dyeing Workshop

Date/Time May 4 (Sat)13:00 - 17:00
Instructor Yuko Kitta (Color Dye Artist)
Cost Free
Capacity 18
Details and Reservations

On the Ginza Sony Park official Peatix

https://ginzasonypark-workshop190504.peatix.com/

Mother's Day Flower Workshop

Date/Time May 12 (Sun) Part One 11:00 - 12:30 / Part Two 15:30 - 17:00
Instructor The Little Shop of Flowers
Cost 5,000 yen (plus tax)
Capacity 15 persons per workshop
Details and Reservations

On The Little Shop of Flowers official website

http://littleshop.shop-pro.jp/?pid=142265712

*11:00 - 19:00 Sales of flowers are planned for B2/Basement 2.

Talk events

Location PARK B2/ Basement 2
Language Japanese
  • April 28 (Sun) 14:00 - 15:00 eatrip voice: Public recording of Shibuya Radio 1AM
  • Teruhiko Saito (AHIRUSTORE) / Yoshinori Shito (Libertin) / Keniya Shibayama (SHONZUI) / Naoto Kishi (Graphic Designer) / Makoto Konno (organ/ uguisu)
  • April 29 (Mon) 14:00 - 15:00 eatrip voice: VOSTOK labo × Yuki Aima
  • VOSTOK labo × Yuki Aima (D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT Director, Chairperson of VOSTOK)
  • April 29 (Mon) 16:00 - 17:00 eatrip voice: Kako Osada × Yayoi Arimoto
  • Researcher of Confectionery Kako Osada (foodremedies)× Yayoi Arimoto (Photographer)
  • May 1 (Wed) 12:00 - 14:00 eatrip voice & live: Masakatsu Takagi × Toshiro Inaba
  • Masakatsu Takagi (Musician) / Toshiro Inaba (Doctor of Medicine) / Yuri Nomura (Listener)
  • May 4 (Sat) 16:00 - 17:00 eatrip voice: Akiko Kawamura × Toru Wachi
  • Akiko Kawamura (Food Writer)× Toru Wachi (Mardi Gras)
  • May 8 (Wed) 18:30 - 19:30 eatrip voice : Toshiro Inaba × Yoshihide Otomo
  • Toshiro Inaba (Doctor, Doctor of Medical Science)× Yoshihide Otomo (Musician)
  • May 9 (Thu) 18:00 - 19:00 eatrip voice: Yoichi Nishio × Sakiko Hirano × Kanji Kobayashi
  • Yoichi Nishio (Casa BRUTUS Chief Editor) / Sakiko Hirano (Food Essayist) / Kanji Kobayashi (villa aida) / Yuri Nomura (Listener)
  • May 12 (Sun) 13:00 - 14:00 eatrip voice: Discussion to Commemorate the Publishing of 'TASTY OF LIFE'
  • Taro Mizutani (Photographer) / Noriteru Minezaki (Art Director) / Yukari Iki (The Little Shop of Flowers) / Eri Ishida (Editor)
  • May 15 (Wed) 19:00 - 20:00 eatrip voice: Water and Ears as Seen by Chinese Medicine
  • Kakuro Sugimoto (Third Generation of Sugimoto Pharmacy)
  • May 24 (Fri) 19:00 - 20:00 eatrip voice: Ginza 100 Years Later
  • Keita Motoji (GINZA MOTOJI) / Sohei Matsuzaki (Eight Generation of GINZA MATSUZAKI SENBEI) / Hikoyuki Yamaguchi / Yuri Nomura (Listener)

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Profile of Yuri Nomura

Leader and Chef of eatrip culinary creativity team.

The hospitality academy that her mother ran for several years led her to pursue the path of cooking. Based on the cuisine and food preparations that express the four seasons of Japan, as well as the spirit of hospitality, she ties together people, places, and things from a wide variety of angles, and develops them further. Her first production as a director was the food documentary film "eatrip," which was released in 2009 and is currently available on DVD. She has also written books including "eatrip gift," "Shunkashuto Oishii Techou" (Notebook of Flavor for the Four Seasons), and "Tokyo eatrip." Her newest book "Tasty of Life" is planned for release in May.

I often think,

"What exactly is 'food' these days?"

As someone who lives in Tokyo and makes a living as a cook, this feels like a question that I normally want to ask more and more people the longer I do this type of work.

I have connected these ideas in the film "eatrip" which I made 10 years ago, and the event "Shoku no Kodo (the Pulse of Food) - inner eatrip" which I produced two years ago.

Earlier I heard that there is water flowing underneath Ginza, and that it still flows under Ginza Sony Park.

In this neighborhood of consumption, there are also resources!

Among earth, water, and air which form the foundation we need to be able to grow food, this neighborhood of Ginza has possessed water.

From there, I came up with the idea for "a foundation for creating food" centered around "water" in "eatrip City Creatures."

Just like a miniature version of the Tsukiji Fish Market, we are bringing together all kinds of foods produced and grown throughout Japan, and at the same time we are growing food in the very same place.

The food grown at Ginza Sony Park grows with nourishment not only from the underground water of Ginza, but also from the voices of people and sounds of the neighborhood.

Visitors are the "consumers," while anyone and everyone can also be a producer.

Food is a very important thing that relates to all humans.

Through the various events, exhibits, and spaces presented here over the course of about one month, I hope to create an environment where people can feel their own energy and the energy of the water in Ginza, and also think about what food will actually be in the future.

Yuri Nomura

eatrip

Food is universal. It goes into the body, and it creates the body and mind. Even when people cannot communicate with language, it can sometimes be even more persuasive than language, and have profound impact on people's memories and the way they live as it stimulates the five senses. Connecting and communicating, while creating life and culture. This is the ongoing voyage that is "eatrip".

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< #007 eatrip city creatures Event Overview >

Duration

April 20 (Sat) - May 24 (Fri), 2019

Time

10:00 - 20:00

Venue GL/ Ground Level, B1 - B3/ Basement1 - Basement 3 [Park Map]
Cost

Free entry

*There is a charge for some workshops

Planning and production

Ginza Sony Park

Organizer Yuri Nomura (eatrip), Ginza Sony Park
Direction Yutaka Endo, Raku Nakahara (LUFTZUG)
Art direction Yuma Higuchi
Sound curation Ryu Takahashi (Park Live × eatrip)
Venue setup Takashi Nakahara
Sound Hikari Mutaguchi
Advisor Toshiro Inaba
Main visual design Mikawo Takagi
Image illustration at the venue Yosuke Yamaguchi
Handwriting at the venue Masakatsu Shimoda
Exhibit & installation Yuko Kitta, The Little Shop of Flowers, SOLSO, Taro Mizutani, Keita Motoji
Event curation Kai Tanaka
Market Kaneuchi Miho, Natsuko Maeda
Collobarator Hanako Editing Department
Special Thanks Takuji Aoyagi, Yayoi Arimoto, Yukari Iki, Tokiko Ihara, UA, Kako Osada, Akiko Kawamura, Teruhiko Saito, Kakuro Sugimoto, Yoichi Nishio, HANAREGUMI, HIKOKONAMI, BIGYUKI, Sakiko Hirano, Sohei Matsuzaki, MATMOS, Keita Motoji, Hikoyuki Yamaguchi, U-zhaan, Toru Wachi