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The 75th OkiTen: A Grand Art Festival in Okinawa 🎨 (March 23 – April 7, 2024)

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Hello, art lovers! If you’re seeking an inspiring and vibrant cultural experience this spring, the 75th edition of the OkiTen is not to be missed. Hosted by the Okinawa Times Company, this comprehensive art exhibition has a rich history dating back over 70 years and is a highlight in Okinawa Prefecture, beloved by locals and visitors alike.

Photo source: Okinawa Times

🌟 A Celebration of Artistic Diversity

OkiTen stands as a testament to the resilient spirit of Okinawa, emerging in the aftermath of World War II with a mission to support the reconstruction of the homeland through cultural promotion. Over the years, it has blossomed into a grand display of artistic talent, now encompassing 12 diverse categories including painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, calligraphy, photography, ceramics, lacquer art, dyeing, weaving, glass, and woodworking.

πŸ“… Event Details

  • Dates: March 23 (Saturday) to April 7 (Sunday), 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily (Admission until 5:30 PM)
  • Venue: ANA ARENA Urasoe | Google Pin

🎟️ Admission

  • Adults: 1,200 yen (Advance: 1,000 yen)
  • Students (Elementary/Junior High/High School): 500 yen (Advance: 400 yen)
  • Preschool children: Free

Originally hosted in school buildings and nicknamed the “Gypsy Exhibition” due to its changing venues, the event has found a permanent home at ANA ARENA Urasoe since 1988, thanks to the cooperation of Urasoe City and the Urasoe City Board of Education. It’s now celebrated as a springtime festival of beauty, drawing in crowds eager to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of art.

Photo source: Okinawa Times

🌈 Why You Should Attend

Whether you’re an art aficionado or a curious traveler, the OkiTen offers a unique opportunity to explore a wide array of artworks that reflect the rich cultural heritage and contemporary creativity of Okinawa. From traditional crafts to modern visual arts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to support the local art community and experience the warmth and hospitality of Okinawa.

This event is a perfect outing for families, art students, and anyone looking to engage with art in a meaningful way. Remember to mark your calendars for this not-to-be-missed event that celebrates the best of Okinawa’s art scene.

For more details and updates, don’t forget to check out the official OkiTen website or contact the event office directly. Happy art exploring! πŸ–ŒοΈπŸŽ


⚠️Disclaimer: Our passion for supporting local businesses drives us to share information about events in the Okinawa area. Please note that Oki Social is not responsible for hosting this event. It’s important to be aware that the event’s host reserves the right to make changes or even cancel the event without prior notice. Some photos and videos may come from various sources on the internet, whether official or unofficial. It is possible that some photos and videos may have been taken from the same event in previous occurrences.

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