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Autumn of the Arts

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Biwako Biennale 2022 with an art curator

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.

  • Take an in-depth journey with a contemporary art curator
  • Learn about the contemporary art scene in Japan
  • See hidden treasures of the modern art world
  • Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Explore hidden gems and unique destinations in rural Japan


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Adult(s) – 15 years and over
Children – 6 – 14 years