Credits

Producer : Takuya Inagaki
Creative Director : Kaoru Kudo
Planner / Technical Director : Hiroki Sato
Programmer : Seiya Takasawa

[Video crew]
Director : Daisuke Takahira
Camera : Atsushi Ishitsuka (cap LLC.)
Still photo : Hideo Okochi (TOHOKU STANDARD)
Editor : Rin Matsunaga
Producer : Takuya Inagaki
Assistant producer : Misato Hara

[Exhibition Staff]
Presented and Organized by JAPAN HOUSE LOS ANGELES
Art Direction: WOW
Sponsored: ANA (All Nippon Airways), Panasonic
Curatorial support provided by tateito-yokoito LLC., TOHOKU STANDARD
In Cooperation with:
Gyozanryu Maikawa Shishiodori
Tokyo Shishiodori
Oga City
Baba no Taue Odori Preservation Society
FabLab Sendai FLAT
Fukunaga Print Co., Ltd.
cap LLC.
Ito Yutaka
Special Thanks: Hollywood & Highland

BAKERU: Transforming Spirits

JAPAN HOUSE LOS ANGELES | 2019
WOW held the "BAKERU: Transforming Spirits" exhibition via Japan House Los Angeles from July 17th to October 20th in 2019. In addition to creating an interactive video installation titled "BAKERU", we compiled a set of art and craft pieces from Japan's Tohoku region which became the backdrop for the event. We also organized a related exhibition in multicultural Los Angeles which included traditional deer dancing performances from Iwate Prefecture (one of the motifs of the BAKERU project) as well as talk events, which together enabled visitors to gain a deep understanding of cultural backgrounds while experiencing the show.

As a spinoff project, we then produced a movie documenting a collaborative performance between deer dance performers and Native American dance performers. An experimental video approach was taken in expressing the universality behind the culture of transformation and prayer through ornamental arts, dance, and music.

BAKERU

Credits

Producer : Takuya Inagaki
Creative Director : Kaoru Kudo
Planner / Technical Director : Hiroki Sato
Programmer : Seiya Takasawa

[Video crew]
Director : Daisuke Takahira
Camera : Atsushi Ishitsuka (cap LLC.)
Still photo : Hideo Okochi (TOHOKU STANDARD)
Editor : Rin Matsunaga
Producer : Takuya Inagaki
Assistant producer : Misato Hara

[Exhibition Staff]
Presented and Organized by JAPAN HOUSE LOS ANGELES
Art Direction: WOW
Sponsored: ANA (All Nippon Airways), Panasonic
Curatorial support provided by tateito-yokoito LLC., TOHOKU STANDARD
In Cooperation with:
Gyozanryu Maikawa Shishiodori
Tokyo Shishiodori
Oga City
Baba no Taue Odori Preservation Society
FabLab Sendai FLAT
Fukunaga Print Co., Ltd.
cap LLC.
Ito Yutaka
Special Thanks: Hollywood & Highland

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