In Japanese, there’s the expression geijutsu no aki (芸術の秋), or “autumn is for the arts” (literally, “autumn of the arts”).
The Biwako Biennale is an international art exhibition that began in 2001, in a bid to preserve traditional Japanese merchant houses and buildings.
It will take place from October 8th to November 27th, 2022 in the cities of Omi-Hachiman and Hikone in Shiga prefecture.
About 70 artists and art units from Japan and around the world will gather to highlight the fleeting beauty of autumn, for a period of one and a half months.
Animated by works of contemporary artists, the long abandoned buildings will enchant the public throughout the festival.
You will get to enjoy the fusion of Japanese-style architecture with contemporary art.