Art Scrum "Rugby is Art"
In 2019, in order to support the Japanese team in the Rugby World Cup, we brought together 15 leading cultural figures in Japan, including artists, musicians, architects and designers, all of whom have played rugby themselves. With the theme “Rugby is Art,” we held exhibitions of original works all over Japan. Developed by Quaras Art Lab together with Chokoku-no-Mori Art Foundation, it was the world’s first art program integrating art and rugby.
Participating Artists (in alphabetical order by family name):
Seiji Ozawa (Conductor)
O JUN (painter)
Shinji Ohmaki (Contemporary artist)
Hideya Kawakita (Art director)
Takanobu Kobayashi (Painter)
Hiroshi Sugito (Painter)
Koji Nakase (Sculptor)
Yuko Nagayama (Painter)
Kohei Nawa (Sculptor)
Yukio Hashimoto (Space designer)
Shigeru Ban (Architect)
Katsura Funakoshi (Sculptor)
Shiro Matsui (Sculptor)
Atsuhiko Misawa (Sculptor)
Manabu Mizuno (Creative director)
MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO., LTD.
Sponsor: Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
Planning and production: Chokoku-no-Mori Art Foundation and Qualas Art/Culture Lab
Program Director: Hiroaki Sakamoto (Chokoku-no-Mori Art Foundation)/Associate Director: Yuriko Saito (Chokoku-no-Mori Art Foundation) and Mitsuru Kimura/Creative Director: Kentaro Ouchi/Art Director: NEWTONE/Copywriter: Kazuo Hagiwara/Space Design: Yoshiaki Fujieda (SHARE Inc.) / Movie: Eiji Umizaki and Naoyuki Kojima (The 201 Video Factory) / Still photo: Toshihide Kajiwara (Modeling Research Institute) / Design: NEWTONE, yat/ Editor & Translator: Chisai Fujita (Art Plus Co., Ltd.) /Furniture Manufacturing: tohgashi co., Ltd., Tenjikousei Co., Ltd./Exhibit setup: Total Art Service HIGUCHI / Account Executives: Kihachiro Hagiwara and Naoto Itagaki