LIVING ROOM



Statement


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