Toshima knitting and connecting town art

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Let's create new art and culture together, aiming for Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, a town that you will want to visit many times.

Sunshine City Co., Ltd. (Ikebukuro, Tokyo) and Hibiya Amenis Co., Ltd. (Minato-ku, Tokyo) use yarn in the "Toshima Midori Disaster Prevention Park", nicknamed IKE SUNPARK. From September 2021 to 2022, the "Toshima Knitting and Connecting Town Art" project will be held to create new Ikebukuro art and culture together with people who are attached to Ikebukuro through "Yarn Bomming", which weaves trees and buildings in the park. It will be held in January.

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Under the supervision of Mr. 203gow, a knitting artist who works on knitting art works created by everyone at the "Regional / Multi-Household Knitting Exchange Meeting", the "Knitting Owl Forest" is based on the image of an owl, which is also a symbol of Toshima Ward. The theme is "Ike Sun Park and the town of Ikebukuro."
Workshops for knitting motifs will be held in various parts of Ikebukuro from September to November 2021, and motifs will be solicited from all over Japan. These motifs will be woven into trees in Ike Sunpark and will be exhibited at Ike Sunpark from December 1, 2021 (Wednesday) to January 31, 2022 (Monday). After the exhibition period, the works will be transformed into rugs used on the lawn and donated to Ike Sunpark.

-What is "Yarn bombing"?
Art that transforms everyday scenery by decorating things in the city with yarn

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<Knitting Master 203gow Profile (Reading: Niimaru Sango)>
He continues to make eccentric knitting works "Henna Amimono". Everything in the world looks like knitting. Presided over a group called "Knitting Surprise Team" that fills the city with knitting. Department store / roadside store Show window decoration Magazine background decoration, museum / art gallery 3D modeling, sky decoration exhibition, quarterly magazine serialization, knitting instructor, regional / multi-generational exchange knitting party, etc.

Knitting master 203gow

Knitting master 203gow

・ Outline of the event

● Event name: Toshima knitting and connecting town art
● Period: September 2021 to January 2022
→ Production period: September-November 2021
→ Knitting by the workshop instructor: November 20th (Sat) -30th (Tue)
→ Exhibition period: December 1, 2021 (Wednesday) -January 31, 2022 (Monday)
● Location: IKE / SUNPARK (Toshima Midori Disaster Prevention Park), etc.
● Organizer: Toshima Knitting and Connecting Town Art Project Team <Sunshine City / Hibiya Amenis Co., Ltd.>
● Cooperation: Ikebukuro Community College / epietriz Co., Ltd./GLOCAL CAFÉ IKEBUKURO / Clover Co., Ltd./Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store / DMC / Naito Shoji Co., Ltd./Hamanaka Co., Ltd./Motohiro Co., Ltd./Yuzawaya Shoji Co., Ltd./WACCA IKEBUKURO (in alphabetical order)
● Support: Toshima Ward
● Supervision: Knitting master 203gow
● Workshop Lecturer: Akiko Arima (Frog Studio Handwork Department) / Otsuko (DMC) / Hiroko Kondo (Parfait Project Tokyo)
/ Minami Yokota / Miwa Yamaguchi (minamiwa)
● Art members: All those who participated in the workshop and knitted motifs

★ For details, please see the special website for this project ( https://sunshinecity.jp/event/entry-19279.html )

・ An example of a workshop event of "Toshima Knitting and Connecting Town Art"

Under the guidance of each instructor, we will deepen regional exchanges through knitting workshops, and the motifs knitted by each person will add color to Ike Sunpark.

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[Knitting owl workshop]
Date and time: (1) September 29 (Wednesday) (2) October 7 (Thursday) 14:00 to 16:00 each day
Location: ① Cafe "EAT GOOD PLACE" in IKE Sun Park ② Sunshine City Alpa 1F "GLOCAL CAFÉ IKEBUKURO"
Lecturer: Knitting Master 203gow / Akiko Arima (FrogStudio Handwork Department)
Capacity: <Advance recruitment> ① 10 people ② 20 people
Participation fee: 1 order system (each venue) / others free

[Minamiwa knit cafe]
Date: September 14th (Tuesday) October 5th (Tuesday) 14:00 to 16:00 each day
Location: Cafe "EAT GOOD PLACE" in Ike Sunpark
Lecturer: Minamiwa Yokota / Hiroko Kondo (Parfait Project Tokyo)
Capacity: <Advance recruitment> 10 people each time
Participation fee: 1 order system (venue) / others free

[Sunshine City Marche x Amimono Workshop]
Date and time: ①September 18th (Sat) ②October 2nd (Sat) ③October 16th (Sat) 11:00 to 17:00 each day
Location: Sunshine City South 3 Entrance (Outdoor)
Lecturer: ①③ Akiko Arima (FrogStudio Handwork Department) ②③ Yuzawaya Knitting Staff
Capacity: <Reception on the day> None
Participation fee: Free

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[Amimono Cafe]
Date and time: September 16th (Thursday) 30th (Thursday), October 14th (Thursday) 21st (Thursday) 28th (Thursday), etc. 14:00 to 16:00 each day
Location: Sunshine City Alpa 1F "GLOCAL CAFÉ IKEBUKURO" etc.
Lecturer: Akiko Arima (FrogStudio Handwork Department)
Capacity: <Advance recruitment> 4 people each time
Participation fee: 1 order system (venue) / others free

[Making motifs knitted with colorful Lunetta (* 1)]
Date: November 3 (Wednesday / holiday) [Hand-knitting day] (* 2) ① 11:00 to 13:00 ② 14:00 to 16:00
Location: Ike Sun Park
Lecturer: Mina Yokota, Miwa Yamaguchi (minamiwa) / Hiroko Kondo (Parfait Project Tokyo)
Cooperation: Clover Co., Ltd.
Capacity: 20 people each time
Participation fee: Free
(* 1) Type of yarn
(* 2) Click here for details on "Hand-knitting Day" ⇒ https://teaminohi.com/

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・ Published knitting drawings and recruited motifs! Participation is possible from all over Japan

Knitting drawings (design drawings for knitting) designed by knitting master 203gow will be released free of charge so that you can easily participate at home and we are looking for motifs from all over the country.

Recruitment period: Scheduled from late September to October
How to apply: We will knit a motif at home based on the knitting diagram and send it to you.

★ Please see this project special site for details on workshop holding information and recruitment of motifs.
( Https://sunshinecity.jp/event/entry-19279.html )

* Sunshine City is working to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infectious diseases so that customers can visit us with peace of mind. We ask for your understanding and cooperation when visiting the museum. Please check the website for details. https://sunshinecity.jp/file/official/keep_distance/

※The image is an image
* The contents are subject to change.
* All motifs and yarns knitted by participating in the project will be donated.

<Past related articles>
"Toshima Kids Park" will open on Saturday, September 26th!

"Ike Sun Park (Toshima Midori Disaster Prevention Park)" will open on Saturday, July 11th!

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