The Festival of Kyoto Sento Art MOMOTARO 2017
Aug 13, 2017 (sun) – Aug 20, 2017 (sun)
Access:175 Iwatakicho Kaminokuchi Agaru Kiyamachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Access:401 Kameyacho, Nishiiru Gokomachi Oshikoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Hours: 15:00 ~ 24:00
Access: 535 Yaoyacho Nishikikoji Sagaru Sakaimachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Hours: 16:00 ~ 24:00
Access:22 Yoshidashimoojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Hours: 15:00 ~ 25:00
Sento Art: Konko
What is Sento?
The Kyoto Sento Art Festival has been cultivating the realm of ‘Sento Art’ pursuing this question.
This unique festival will be held for the third time in August, and we are pleased to announce that this year it will be conducted as ‘The Festival of Kyoto Sento Art MOMOTARO 2017′, bringing another hot festival to the boil inside and outside the public bath houses (sento) of Kyoto. Our hope lies in creating a chaotic jumble with locals, visitors from overseas, traditional Japanese businesses – a diverse range of people, from young to old and from near and far – blurring boundaries in hot baths and engulfed in the steam of various art forms.
‘Momotaro’ (Peach Boy) is a classic Japanese story about a heroic boy who was born from a peach and goes to fight against and destroy oni (goblins) on their island. Reborn again under a modern context, MOMOTARO explores indescribable misfortune and human nature as it drifts between ‘sento’ (public bath houses) and ‘sentou’ (war), between ‘hope’ and ‘misfortune’, and between ‘me’ and ‘others’.