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【sound】Takagi Masakatsu / piano solo live
【food】Bettina Campolucci-Bordi / organic vegan lunch plate

土と人 (tsuchitohito)

Saturday, Septemeber 22nd, 2018

Yamamoto Hachiman Shrine, Pejite / Mashiko town (Tochigi Prefecture)


Once we realize there is no separation between nature and ourselves, we start to listen to that sweet harmony which binds us all.
This first edition of「土と人」(土=Earth and 人=People) takes root in the rural town of Mashiko (located in Tochigi Prefecture) where we will go on a little journey to awaken the senses. In the outdoor courtyard of Yamamoto Hachiman Shrine, let us gently sway to the peaceful sounds of the forest and Takagi Masakatsu’ s piano compositions. At pejite, a traditional Japanese kura once used to store rice (now a beautifully curated shop selling antique furniture and ceramics by local artisans), let us replenish ourselves with fresh and colorful vegetables* concocted with care by plant-based chef extraordinaire Bettina Campolucci-Bordi.

「土と人 (tsuchitohito)」 is happening alongside「土祭」(hijisai = Earth Art Festival), a festival which flourishes every three years in Mashiko since 2009. A wonderful occasion to explore this charming town known for it’ s traditional Japanese pottery named mashikoyaki.


*organic, seasonal, and locally sourced produce (courtesy of Yamazaki Organic Farm)


Takagi Masakatsu piano solo live


2018/9/22  (Sat)
open / 15:30 start / 16:30 end / 17:30

price / 4,000 yen

get tickets here   Peatix

venue / Yamamoto Hachiman Shrine

sound engineer / Hayato Ichimura

Takagi Masakatsu (Musician / Video Artist)
Born in 1979, lives and works in Hyogo, Japan
Takagi Masakatsu is a visual artist and musician whose work knows no aesthetic borders. He has presented video installations and performed concerts around the world. He also composes music for commercials and films, such as the score for Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children (2012), The Boy and the Beast (2015) and Mirai of the Future (2018).


Bettina Campolucci-Bordi organic vegan lunch plate


2018/9/22  (Sat)

open / 11:30 close / 14:30 (L.O. 13:30)

price / 3,000 yen

get tickets here    Peatix

venue / pejite

support/ Yamazaki Organic Farm, Naruigama ceramics


Please check the following before buying a ticket

*The lunch plate is plant-based, gluten free, and refined sugar free

*Due to restricted space, lunch time will be divided into 2 sittings: 11:30~12:30 and 12:30~13:30 (please select your desired slot when purchasing your ticket)

Bettina Campolucci-Bordi (Plant-based Chef / Author )
Born in Denmark and brought up in Tanzania to a Norwegian father and Danish-Bulgarian mother. With a background as a professional chef, Bettina runs Bettina’ s Kitchen, a business that incorporates her blog, recipes (all plant-based, gluten and refined sugar free), retreats around the world, and workshops.
Bettina believes that food is meant to make you happy. Whether it’ s because a dish looks colourful and delicious, or that first hit of flavours bursting into your mouth. Her debut cookbook Happy Food, a collection of tasty and easy plant-based recipes was published in May.


■ by CAR
1. Use of Tohoku Expressway:
To Tochigi Taga JCT to the Kita Kanto Expressway. Moka IC, Route 294, or Mashiko at No. 121. About 25 minutes from IC.
2. Use of Joban Expressway:
Tomo JCT to the Kita Kanto Expressway. Take the Sakuragawa Chikusan IC and go to the prefectural highway line 41 to Mashiko. About 20 minutes from IC.


■by BUS from Tokyo
Take the Kanto Yakimono Liner of Ibaraki Kotsu from Akihabara. The bus stop is outside of the Central Exit of JR Akihabara Station. The ride to Mashiko Station takes about 3 hours.


■by BUS from Utsunomiya
Take the Toya Bus heading to Mashiko from either Tobu Utsunomiya Station or bus station 14 outside of JR Utsunomiya Station, west exit. 60-minute ride.



1. Tohoku Shinkansen
Take the Toyoko Shinkansen to Oyama Station. Transfer to Mito Line at Oyama and get to Shimodate Station (~26 minutes). Then transfer to Mooka Railway in the Shimodate building, and arrive at Mashiko Station (~49 minutes).
2. Tohoku Main Line (JR Utsunomiya Line)
Take the JR Utsunomiya Line or Shonan-Shinjuku Line to Oyama Station. Transfer to Mito Line at Oyama and get to Shimodate Station (~26 minutes). Then transfer to Mooka Railway in the Shimodate building, and arrive at Mashiko Station (~49 minutes).
3. Tsukuba Express
Take the Tsukuba Express to Moriya Station. Transfer to Municipal Railway Kanto Railway in Moriya to Shimodate Station (~
62 minutes). Then transfer to Mooka Railway in the Shimodate building, and arrive at Mashiko Station (about 49 minutes).


⇒ Directions to Yamamoto Hachiman Shrine


Yamamoto Hachiman Shrine address:
1564 Yamamoto, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken 321-4213


1. by CAR:Please use the(former)Yamamoto Elementary School Parking(→ P symbol on map)/  ~10 minutes walk to the venue

*(former)Yamamoto Elementary School address:
1564 Yamamoto, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken 321-4213


2. by SHUTTLE BUS:Mashiko Station ⇄ Yamamoto Hachiman Shrine shuttle bus(1,000 yen)/ notice: shuttle bus tickets are limited and can only be purchased online → Peatix 
◯Shuttle bus time table:
Mashiko Station west exit town parking lot (departure 15:30) → Yamamoto Hachimangu shrine (arrival 15: 45)
Yamamoto Hachiman Shrine (departure 18:00) → Mashiko Station (arrival 18: 15)


3. by TAXI from Mashiko Station:~15 min ride /  2,000yen〜2,500 yen

⇒ Directions to pejite


pejite address:
Mashiko 973-6, Haga District, Tochigi Prefecture 321-4217


*~6 minutes walk from Mashiko Sation

*use the parking space available at Mashiko Station if you come by car




planning / Shimauma
cooperation / Yasuhiko Machida, novus axis
support / Tohoku University of Art and Design, Hijisai2018 executive commitee, pejite, Yamamoto Hachiman Shrine, Yamazaki Organic Farm, Naruigama ceramics, Yuya Kojou, Yumiko Chikou, Elina Kodera
sound engineer / Hayato Ichimura
photographer / Ooki Jingu
shooting crew / Yusuke Iwamoto, Haruma Hori
event staff / Mugiho Tsuchiya, Kodai Abe, Paku Hong Chol
art direction / so+ba