ATAMI ART GRANT 2022 - Spiral ATAMI November 3, 2022 - November 27, 202211:00~18:00 (registration closes at 17:00)
※Some venues are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Passport to see the works: ¥3,500 / Student Discount ¥3,000
※Some venues offer free admission.
10/6 - 11/2
Advance tickets: ¥3,000 / Student Discount ¥2,500
((Available at PEATIXand various play guides)

PROJECT ATAMI, launched in 2021 with the aim to "rediscover the charm of Atami with contemporary art," has two pillars: the ACAO ART RESIDENCE, an artist residency project, and the ATAMI ART GRANT, an initiative to support young artists.

One of the pillars of PROJECT ATAMI is the "ATAMI ART GRANT 2022," an initiative aimed at supporting production of projects by young artists.

On view during the festival will be 30 works created by selected artists and 20 works created by ACAO ART RESIDENCE artists. The works will be exhibited throughout Atami' s attractions from November 3rd (Thursday, national holiday) to November 27th (Sunday), 2022, with the cooperation of government bodies, corporations, and individuals who support this initiative.

  • [Organized by] PROJECT ATAMI Executive Committee
  • [Supported by] Atami City / Atami Hot Spring Ryokan and Hotel Association / Atami City Tourism Association / The Atami Chamber of Commerce & Industry / Shizuoka Prefecture Cultural Foundation
  • [Sponsord by] Eastern Culture Foundation / Joytech Co., Ltd.
  • [Corporate Cooperation] Atre Co.,Ltd. Yotsuya Store / JR East Marketing & Communications,Inc. (JR Higashi Nihon Kikaku) / BAC(BLACK ART CENTER)
  • *Commissioned by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.

    [ATAMI ART GRANT Artists] ARIKA / Takehiro Iikawa / Ryo Uchida / Koichi Ohno / Ryohei Obata / Gali Sharf / Yuma Kishi / Sayaka Shimada / Nana Soeda / Ayaka Takagi / Sen / Takahashi Kantaro Tanaka / Daniel Champell x Laure Julien x Kana Kitty / Takashi Nakajima / NTsKi / Nimyu / Niwa Yuta x KEITAMARUYAMA / BIRDMAN / vug Hashel Al Lamki / Takuya Fukada / Claire Fujita / Rintaro Fuse / MANTLE (Shu Isaka + Soshi Nakamura) / MES / Takayuki Mori / Yang02 / YAMBARU・ITTEMITAI !(Takahiro Kaneshima x Masumi Sasaki x Yuichi Sugimoto) / Lamya Gargash / waiwai research and design agency
  • [ACAO ART RESIDENCE Artists] Amanda Moström / Takahiro Kaneshima / GROUP / Takehito Koganezawa / Kazumichi Komatsu / Shaikha Al Ketbi / CMTK(Chihiro Mori x Teppei Kaneuji) Sophie Mayuko Arni / Yoshinori Takamura / Naoki Takehisa / Yuma Tomiyasu / Soshi Nakamura / Bady Dalloul / Kotaro Hosono / Kyohei Fujio / Asako Fujikura Masahide Matsuda / Taichi Moriyama / Lucas Dupuy
  • [Venues] ACAO SPA & RESORT / ACAO FOREST / Article Atelier & Gallery / Atami Fish Market / Atami Club Resort & Spa / Furuya Ryokan -Atami Onsen- / Atelier & Hostel Nagisa-Ura / ArtBar & GuestHouse ennova / Kiunkaku / Curation Hotel Momoyama-gaen / Tsuki-no-Sumika,Atami Juraku Hotel / BAR KOMADO / Himenosawa Park / nagisArt café / marunowa / Yakuzen Cafe gekiyaku / Yutorie ATAMI / etc.



  1. Early Bird: ¥2,500 9/15(Thu) - 10/5(Wed)
  2. Advance tickets: ¥3,000 10/6(Thu) - 11/2(Wed)
  3. At the door (during the exhibition period): ¥3,500 11/3(Thu., holiday) - 11/27(Sun.)

[University, high school, and college students]

※You need to show your student ID at the reception desk at the venue.

  1. Advance tickets: ¥2,500 10/6(Thu.) - 11/2(Wed.)
  2. At the door (during the exhibition period): ¥3,000 11/3(Thu., holiday) - 11/27(Sun.)
  • ※Free admission for junior high school students and younger.
  • ※Some venues offer free admission.
  • ※Please present the voucher (paper or electronic) purchased at each site at the reception desk to exchange it for a Passport to View Artworks.
  • ※The passport is valid for the entire duration of the exhibition.
  • ※If you lose your passport, you will need to purchase another one.
  • ※If you have an exchange ticket, you may exchange it for a Passport to View Artworks at any time during the exhibition period. (No advance reservation is required.)




Fumie Erikawa

Fumie Erikawa

Assistant Chief, Development, Yokohama Museum of Art

After working for several corporations and the office of a head master of Japanese Tea Ceremony, ERIKAWA Fumie started her career in “museum development services” at the Mori Art Museum in 2005, where she was in charge of individual and corporate memberships. Has been in her current position since 2013. While being involved in fundraising and external collaborations with individuals, corporations and organizations, aims to make the museum an essential part of the city’s cultural infrastructure for people’s daily lives.

Naohiko Kishi

Naohiko Kishi

Art producer and director

In 1985, Naohiko Kishi graduated from Waseda University's Faculty of Science and Engineering and joined Tokyo Broadcasting Systems Holdings, Inc. (TBS Television, Inc.). He is in charge of the planning and production of "Akasaka BLITZ" and "Akasaka Sacas" programs. In 2015, he established Art Tokyo, a general incorporated association. He works as a producer for art fairs in various parts of Japan such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, and plans and produces various projects centered on art with the aim of developing the Japanese art market and promoting art and culture. He works as a producer and director of various TV programs, stages, events, concerts, and music software, as well as branding for local governments and government agencies. Member of the Cultural Economy Subcommittee of the Cultural Affairs Council of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Member of the Expert Committee on Tourism Strategy of the Japan Tourism Agency, and a Special Visiting Professor at the Nagoya University of Arts.

Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma

Architect, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo

Established Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990. Since then, Kengo Kuma & Associates has designed architectural works in over thirty countries and received prestigious awards, including the Architectural Institute of Japan Award, the Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland), and the International Stone Architecture Award (Italy), among others. Kengo Kuma & Associates aims to design architecture which naturally merges with its cultural and environmental surroundings, proposing gentle, human scaled buildings. The office is constantly in search of new materials to replace concrete and steel, and seeks a new approach for architecture in a post-industrial society.

Taihei Shii

Taihei Shii

Startbahn, Inc. CEO
Art Beat, Inc. CEO

Born in 1977. Spent his childhood in the US. Graduated from Tama Art University in 2001. Taught as an Adjunct Professor in Tokyo University of the Arts. Has been a modern artist himself, with his focus theme of “Art in Internet Age”. M.S. in The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies. Explained the initial plan of "Startbahn" at a talk event in 2006, acquired regarded patents in Japan and US. Established Startbahn, Inc, in 2014. Became CEO of Art Beat, Inc. in 2020. Enjoys playing billiards.

Yoshihisa Nakano

Yoshihisa Nakano

Eastern Culture Foundation as Representative Director

Graduated from Chiba University of Commerce with a degree in Business and Economics, 1967. After working at Isetan Co., Ltd. (now Mitsukoshi Isetan Co., Ltd.), joined Suzuya Co., Ltd. After serving as Representative Director and Senior Managing Director, he moved to Taiwan in 1991, where he was COO in the department store division of a major Taiwanese corporate group. Joined Warehouse Terrada Co., Ltd. in 2011. Appointed President and CEO in 2012. Resigned from the company in June, 2019. In August of the same year, with a vision of enriching Eastern culture by fostering a sense of trust that transcends regions and national borders, he established the Eastern Culture Foundation as Representative Director. Joined ACAO SPA & RESORT Co., Ltd as CHAIRMAN & CEO in 2021.

Fumio Nanjo

Fumio Nanjo

Art critic

Fumio Nanjo graduated from Keio University’s Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Letters, Department of Philosophy, and Department of Aesthetics and Art History. After working at the International Foundation (1978-1986), he became Deputy Director of the Mori Arts Center in 2002, and the Director of the Mori Arts Center from November 2006 to the end of December 2019. He has previously curated the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1997), served as Commissioner of the Taipei Biennale (1998), and served on the Turner Prize Jury (London, 1998). He was the Artistic Director of the Yokohama Biennale (2001) and Singapore Biennale (2006, 2008) and served as General Director of the KENPOKU ART Festival in Ibaragi (2016) as well as the Curatorial Director of the Honolulu Biennale (2017). His recent books include "Running Asia-Seeing the Present of Contemporary Art" and "Living in Art".

Mie Miwa

Mie Miwa

Managing Executive Officer of JTB Corporation

Miwa Mie is the Managing Executive Officer of East Japan Railway Company, where she is engaged in the development and operation of commercial facilities, new businesses, overseas businesses, and large-scale developments in Shinagawa. In 2021, JRE Mall started introducing and selling art in collaboration with ATAMI ART GRANT. In 2015, she became Managing Director of Atre Co., Ltd., General Manager of Growth Strategy Office and Executive Officer of East Japan Railway Company. In June 2022, she became General Manager of Business Creation Division, and Managing Executive Officer of JTB Co., Ltd. In her role, she is in charge of regional exchange and CX promotion.


PROJECT ATAMI was created to “rediscover the charm of Atami through art and bring it to light.” We believe that artists, with their fresh perspectives and acute sense of observation, are able to render the invisible visible.

By inviting artists to Atami through a residency program and an annual production grant, we would like artists to “rediscover and uncover the charm of Atami.” We hope that artists are able to visualize colors that they may have previously missed and ultimately capture the colorful soul of Atami. We aim for everyone involved in our project, including both artists and audiences, to walk out of the experience with a new image of Atami, so that every person can associate Atami with color.

As such, PROJECT ATAMI aims to diffuse a new image of Atami.


  • PROJECT ATAMI Founder: Eastern Culture Foundation Yoshihisa Nakano
  • PROEJCT ATAMI Executive Committee Chairman: Norinaga Akao
  • PROJECT ATAMI Executive Committee: Himenosawa Park Partners
  • PROJECT ATAMI Deneral Director: Haruka Ito
  • ACAO ART RESIDENCE Program Director: Nanana Kanmuri
  • ATAMI ART GRANT Program Director: Kenta Torimoto
  • PROJECT ATAMI Administrator: Hazumi Takeuchi
  • PROJECT ATAMI Art Concierge: Sachiyo Ozawa
  • PROJECT ATAMI Executive Office: Shoco Ueto / Maya Katsumata / Yumeno Suzuki / Manami Totsuka
  • ATAMI ART GRANT Curatrial Team: Mina Jokoji / Yumeno Suzuki / Sophie Mayuko Arni / Mieko Haneda / Kotaro Hosono / Yoshidayamar
  • PR: TANK
  • SNS planning / Operation: shakaika!
  • Desgin: YUTA Design Studio
  • Official goods / Tour planning / Design: yutorie Co.,Ltd
  • Key Visual: Midori Kawano
  • MAP Design: Yoshinori Takamura
  • Ticketing / Operation Manual: Rocket Pencil K.K.



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