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BT0083 Sendai City

How art and culture can contribute to disaster areas

Contents/ Itinerary for BOSAI Tourism

Immediately after the disaster, arts and culture were not of the highest priority as material support took precedence. However, as time passes the afflicted areas come to desire artists. Though it may not seem obvious, the arts provide support in a wide range of areas when it comes to the mind and soul, which take a long time to recover. This talk will address issues from the moment and place of impact, and how the arts can provide continual support activities. The talk will also highlight some artists that initiated activities for recovery and reconstruction post Great East Japan Earthquake, as well as the role of the arts and challenges faced during a time of crisis.
*The lecture's contents can be adjusted and tailored to requirements.

What we want to tell through the experiences of BOSAI Tourism Contents

In the face of unprecedented disaster in the midst of turmoil, it becomes essential for humanity to be able to focus on something mentally stimulating in their daily lives. Arts and crafts could offer the opportunity to see the "unusual" in their normal daily lives, but also the opportunity to see the "normal" during unusual emergency situations.

Minimum capacity

From 3 people

Maximum capacity

Depending on venue, any number of participants is possible

Fee (Per person or per activity) for BOSAI Tourism Contents

1. Lecture 20,000 yen/ appearance (Excl. venue fee)
*Transportation fee and accommodation fee are required if the venue is outside of Miyagi prefecture.

Required time for BOSAI Tourism Contents

45 minutes - 90 minutes

Disaster Categories

Earthquake / Tsunami / All disasters

Disaster phases of the contents

Disaster preparedness / Reconstruction


Local Authorities / Educators / NPOs and NGOs / Other (People involved in arts and culture)

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