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INFOMATION: Ninjalympic 2023 in Kanazawa Castle

Yassan will participate in the urban sports festival “Ninjalympik 2023 Kanazawa Castle” as “Hokuriku GPS art club”. This event aims to promote and foster urban sports popular among young people, such as skateboarding, BMX, street dance, bouldering, and breakdancing. The Ninja Parkour Council, which has held national competitions in Ishikawa Prefecture, called for a gathering to promote urban sports beyond the boundaries of competitions, which led to its establishment. GPS art can also be seen as an urban sport that combines the city’s extensive road network and running/walking culture. Kanazawa City, the venue of the GPS Art event, is a city that was not affected by the war and has been a castle town for hundreds of years, and is characterized by its road network. We will continue to hold GPS art events that symbolize the history and culture of each region, and explore the potential of GPS art as a tool for regional revitalization. GPS...

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INFOMATION: Join on “Hokuriku GPS Art Club”

Yassan will join the “Hokuriku GPS Art Club (HGAC)”, a membership group of GPS art fans in the Hokuriku region. HGAC is an organization that plans and manages art events to deepen interactions among participants, and promotes activities that connect people to people and people to communities through GPS art.The Hokuriku region in particular has a long history, as documented in myths such as the “Nihon Shoki” and “Kojiki”, and has been less affected by war damage than other regions. Through GPS art, we will promote the charms of Hokuriku to the rest of Japan. As a first step, GPS art will be created in each city, town, and village in Ishikawa Prefecture, and will be combined into a single work of art called “Shokoku-Manyu Terrestrial Scrolls”. These works of art have been recognized as a supporting project for the “Ishikawa Hyakumangoku Cultural Festival” scheduled to be held in the fall of 2023.We will...