Spring Screening / The Site of Washingtown

    *This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

    21st March 2020
    Venue: The Site of Washingtown
    open 17:00 start 18:30
    ¥3,000

    Seasonal open Cafe Washingtown

    TOO MUCH SUMMER FOOD GARDEN “DOOF”

    TOO MUCH SUMMER FOOD GARDEN
    “DOOF”
    SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST 15:00 – 20:00
    CAFE WASHINGTOWN
    1-2-10 Suntopia St. Minami-machi, Mito-city, Ibaraki
    ¥2,500 (Ingredients of tofu and BBQ included ) | Apllication required

    Too Much Japanese Summer Food garden “DOOF” will take place in an avant-garde courtyard at the Cafe Washingtown. This art project brings together all participants to make doof (tofu), the Japanese soul food, from soybeans and share recipes that use doof in delicious and creative ways such as Hiyayakko (chilled), Mabo-doof (spicy) and BBQ (char-grilled). The event is organized to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of American artist Gordon Matta-Clerk on 27th of August 2018.

    *Please read the following carefully before making your reservation.

    1. The event will be photographed and filmed. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography and video recording and their release, exhibition or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the Earth Hole Film Festival.

    2. To improve your doof making experience and get acquainted with other participants, please refrain from using mobile phones and other types of electronic equipment during the event.

    3. Photography is not allowed inside any areas of the Cafe Washingtown including the courtyard, however, feel free to use our film cameras to take souvenir photos which will be sent at a later date upon your request.

    How to Apply
    Please provide us with: 1.name 2.occupation 3.address 4.telephone number 5.e-mail address
    E-mail: yoyaku@washingtown.jp / Phone:050(3690)3387 / Deadline:Tuesday, 22 August
    *In case of too many applications, we will hold a draw for place allocation.

    Enquiries
    Earth Hole Film Festival Steering Committee
    c/o The Site of Washingtown, 1-2-10 Suntopia St. Minami-machi, Mito-City, Ibaraki
    050(3069)3387 enquiries@earthholefilmfestival.org | www.earthholefilmfestival.org

    Who is Gordon Matta-Clark?
    Born in New York in 1943. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.Arch. in 1968. While working as an assistant to Dennis Oppenheim, he also met Robert Smithson whose works had a great influence on Matta-Clerk’s practice. In 1971, he opened an artist-run restaurant called FOOD in SoHo, New York, and in 1974, ‘Splitting’, his major building cut, earned a limelight. He continued to create performance works and video art until he died from pancreatic cancer at the young age of 35.

    Earth Hole Film Festival HP: https://earthholefilmfestival.org/cafe/1459/

    GAITOU JUNREI

    GAITO JUNREI
    Keiko Ogane with Katsunobu Yaguchi

    Celebrating the beginning of Earth Hole Film Festival 2018, the Washingtown presents GAITO JUNREI, a guided walking tour with Keiko Ogane, an avant-garde housewife, and Katsunobu Yaguchi, an artist, to experience history and culture in the light of the street lamps. The tour explores the west side area around Mito Station’s north exist, which was once the leading red-light district after World War II. The two professionals are willing to share theirwealth ofknowledge and stories of the city’s unique atmosphere and charms.

    *Please keep in mind the following three things while on tour.

    1.Silence your cellphone by turning off or putting on silent. Enjoy getting acquainted with other participants.

    2. There may be Youkai (supernatural creatures) living around the street lamps. They are not fond of electronic devices. Avoidtaking pictures with cameras and mobile phones/devices. Use your eyes to capture the images and burn them into your mind,or bring your drawing tools to make sketches.

    3. The tour takes place at dusk, however, dangerous heat is expected this time of year. Bringing a bottle of cold drink is highly
    recommended.

    The Washingtown Contemporary Art Centre looks forward to your participation.

    Date: Saturday, July 28th 2018 at 6:30 pm Postponement under the influence of typhoon
    New date: Saturday, August 4th 2018 at 18:30pm
    Location: Meet in front of the Washingtown Site (at Suntopia St. 1-2-10, Minami-machi, Mito, Ibaraki 310-0021 Japan )
    Price: 500yen (All participants will receive a towel as a little gift)
    *No reservation required
    *It will be very slow-paced walking.
    *Participants may arrive late or leave early.
    *In case of rain, the tour will be rescheduled.
    *Rainy weather postponed
    Enquiries: wacac@washingtown.jp

    Publishing Project


    The Deconstruction of SUNTOPIA | Publishing Project 2017
    This project is by contemporary artist Katsunobu Yaguchi who lives and works in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture for realizing the publication of a very trendy, 1.7 kg-plus documentary photo book which contains 999 photographs, selected out of over 7,000 film photos, which documented a series of art projects performed during the 8-months of demolition work on the fashion building Suntopia, once located in the city center.

    Official HP: https://tdo-suntopia.washingtown.jp

    Keiko Ogane 69yeras old birthday


    keiko Ogane 69 years old birthday on 4th of July 2017.

    BLAY 2017SS

    PHANTOM OF TENNIS

    Washingtown Theatre company new drama “Phantom of Tennis”
    Guest: Tenniscoats
    29.Oct 2016 (Sat)
    Open:17:00
    Start:17:30
    Ticket:2,000yen (with 1 drink)
    Venue:The Site of Washingtownmap
    Suntopia St. Minami-machi 1 Chome, Mito-city, Ibaraki 310-0021 Japan
    Tenniscoats HP

    Reservation:
    Tel:050-3690-3387
    Mail:yoyaku@washingtown.jp

    Last Bargain Sale for SUNTOPIA

    THE REVIVAL FESTIVAL OF CAFE WASHINGTOWN

    5. MAR. 2016

    YAKUDI OPEN

    Katsunobu Yaguchi, the former head of cafe Snack Washingtown, opened surprise supplies store “YAKUDI” on the corner of Suntopia St. Mito-city, Ibaraki Japan. YAKUDI is dealing with the trendiest souvenir and finest Japanese alternative Low culture art pieces. If you are in Japan, you must to visit YAKUDI otherwise you see nothing. YAKUDI HP yakudi.jp

    NEW RELEASE to go

     

    1st WASHINGTOWN TESYA-SYU “MY SUN IS SUNTOPIAN”
    size: A5 (105×148mm)
    first edition: 500 each
    enquiry: shop@washigtown.jp

    END OF THE YEAR


    TENNISCOATS STAR DUST LIVE 2014 IN THE SITE OF WASHINGTOWN
    DATE:13TH DEC 2014 (SAT)
    TIME: 16:30 OPEN | 17:00 START
    TICKET: 2,500YEN
    BOOKING: 050-3690-3397(JP/EN) | music@washingtown.jp(JP/EN)

    TENNISCOATS HOMEPAGE
    TENNISCOATS PROFILE