Supporting Japan-related programs in European Capitals of Culture


Mons 2015


 Special feature on Tokyo culture, global and leading edge 

The main project of Mons 2015, Home & Away introduced audiences to the contemporary culture of eight world cities – London, Milan, Lille, Casablanca, Montreal, Melbourne, Pilsen and Tokyo – through wide-ranging arts programs.

            Home & Away – Tokyo featured such participants as the creative production Groundriddim including young DJs and musicians curated by Thomas Duchatelet and Kyomi Ichida, formely of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, and Passerelle-Japon, based in Liège, Belgium, which works to acquaint the public with Japanese culture, in a wide-ranging program encompassing such fields as traditional culture, contemporary art, street culture, fashion, music, dance and cuisine. Home & Away aggregated the appeal of Tokyo the multifaceted global city that presents numerous faces from the traditional to the contemporary. Drawing 5200 visitors over ten days, it proved the most popular of the eight Home & Away projects.


15-25 Oct. 2015


Maison Folie of Mons

Produced by:

Thomas Duchatelet (associated curator of Tokyo Week) Kyomi ICHIDA (associated curator of Tokyo Week) GROUND RIDDIM (Japan)

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