There are many vacant shops in shopping streets in Japan.
After inside of a empty clothing store was painted white, “Living Room” was started in the street.
Firstly, place carpets in the store. visit neighbors and collect furniture.
The collected items are placed on the carpets transforming the space into a ‘living room’ and open for the public.
Some sat on the stool, hung a suit, while others a talked together, or read a book.
You’ve ever seen the space like this before. Usually this is daily life-scape in the house.
In this “living room”, the items always be changed by barter,
so the layout of room also be changed, and also change our behavior accordingly.
This space is like store of your city, and also like room in your house.
But neither public nor private.
"Living Room" is project to make “true space” by creating ever-changing “living” room together.
photo by Yuji Ito
Living room in Kitamoto Danchi Period : March 2010 to April 2015 Location : Kitamoto Estate, Kitamoto city, Saitama Pref.
Special thanks to
All members of LIVING ROOM in Kitamoto Danchi Executive Committee In cooperation with NPO Kitamin Labo.
Living Room in Ryogoku Honmachi Period : July to November, 2010 Location : Ryogoku Honmachi Shopping Streets, Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture In cooperation with Ryogoku Honmachi Shopping Center Promotion Association
Living Room in Nepal Period : 20 July - 31 August, 2011 Location : Sankhu, Kathmandu, Nepal Interpreter : Rabin KC
Special thanks to Masanori Nishikawa, Elephant Nepal Tours Sponsored by International Cultural Association
and subscribers of LIVING ROOM in Nepal Weekly Letter
Living Room in Takanosu Period : 1 March 2013 - 30 June 2019 Location : Takanosu, Kitaakita-city, Akita prefecture In cooperation with Takanosu Shopping Center Promotion Association, ZERODATE
Living oom in Sakaemachi-Ichiba Period : December 2013 Location : Sakaemachi-market, Naha-city, Okinawa prefecture In cooperation with OCAC, Medical corperation Yoshinkai, Okinawa pref, Okinawa Culture Foundation
Living Room in Izumicho Period : 15 August -18 October 2015 Location : Izumicho Kaikan, Mito city, Ibaraki prefecture, JAPAN Cafe in Mito R / ReMITO 100 Organized by Mito Art Foundation Special thanks to All members of LIVING ROOM in Izumicho Clerks Team In cooperation with Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery, Izumi-machi 2-chome Shopping Street Promotion Association, Cooperative Izumi-machi Shopping Association
Living Room in Kujiragaoka Period : 10 September - 20 November 2016 Location :At "Kouwa " in Kujiragaoka arcade, Hitachiota city, Ibaraki prefecture, JAPAN. Special thanks to All members of LIVING ROOM in Kujiragaoka Clerks Team
In cooperation with Kujiragaoka Arcade Association, Kujiragaoka Club