Developing Animation Workshop in Otsuki, Japan

Animators in Paradise

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Start a new form of education in a rural area in Japan using animation within the scholar curricula in primary school and cultural center in Otsuki, Japan.

Animators in Paradise

  • About

    Developing Animation Workshop in Otsuki, Japan

    The Animation Workshop wishes to develop a sister in Japan in the town of Otsuki on the Island of Shikoku. As famous as animation is in Japan, opportunities for education and talent development in animation are limited the further you get away from Tokyo or other megacities.

    We wish to create a parallel to the development that The Animation Workshop has been going through in Viborg. Starting with an animation program for children in the remote, small town of Otsuki will give kids the chance to explore the joy of animation, gain confidence in their own creativity, and realize the potential of the rich resources around them. And it will be an opportunity for cultural exchange between teachers and students from The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark.

    Number of participants in the project: 125

    Project start date: Running since 2016

  • Project Participants

    Participants: School Children, Young Talents and Professional Artists
  • Partners

    Otsuki Municipality

    Otsuki Municipality

    Website

    Otsuki Town is located at the southwest tip of Shikoku island, and is part of Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park. It is blessed with lush mountain forests, a dramatic coastline, and one of Japan's biggest coral reef colonies. The town is promoting cultural exchanges to enrich education.

    Animanoiroha

    Animanoiroha

    Website

    Animanoiroha has been organizing animation workshops for schools and environmental events, artistic residencies, and international drawing camps in Otsuki Town, Kochi Prefecture, Japan in collaboration with The Animation Workshop since 2016.

  • Contact

    Roberta Jablonskyte

    Roberta Jablonskyte

    T: +45 87 55 49 21

    E:

    Morten Thorning

    Morten Thorning

    Project manager

    T: +45 31 25 40 02

    E:

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