Transcending national boundaries,
the Japan Foundation Asia Center carries out
cultural exchange programs to build up heart-to-heart
relationships between people and enrich the future of Asia.


The 6th Sanriku International Arts Festival "FURERU" Fall Program

The Japan Foundation Asia Center will hold the "Sanriku International Arts Festival (SAN Fes)" from 26th October to 4th November, 2019 as Fall Program, and from 1st March to 15th March, 2020 as Winter Program together with co-organizers, Sanriku International Arts Promotion Committee at the coastal area of the Sanriku region that stretches out over 600 km.

The theme of this year's Sanriku International Arts Festival is FURERU, meaning "Encounters". We encounter Geinoh. And local Geinoh will come into contact with Geinoh from other countries as well as contemporary art forms.
Through this mutual exchange we can better understand the past, renew the present and walk towards a new future in Sanriku.

For more information, please refer to the following page.
Sanriku International Arts Festival
The 6th Sanriku International Arts Festival "FURERU" Winter Program

A poster image of Sanriku International Arts Festival (SAN Fes) 2019 Fall

Event outline

Date & Programs Sat., October 26 – Mon., November 4, 2019

*Winter Program: Sun, March 1 - Sun, March 15, 2020

Locations Hachinohe (Aomori), Kuji, Iwaizumi, Yamada, Otsuchi, Ofunato, Rikuzentakata (Iwate)
Organizers Sanriku International Arts Promotion Committee and The Japan Foundation Asia Center
  • Geinoh Groups: 30 groups
  • Asian Geinoh Groups: 2 groups
  • Contemporary Artists: 6 groups
Inquiries Sanriku International Arts Festival Office
Tel: +81-192-22-9830
Official website Sanriku International Arts Festival

This is the certified project of beyond 2020 program.