PROJECT 3. Alice’s Adventures continue in Fukushima

Coming soon in 2013!! DAICHI Projects’ third project deals with Lewis Carrol’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” and ” Through the Looking Glass” … somewhat taking place in FUKUSHIMA.




Field Trip Project

Field Trip Project is a mobile/ participatory/ interactive art exhibition installed within Japanese elementary school backpacks. Traveling to various locations, it connects people and bridges communities. Remote from the white cubes of art galleries and museums, literally everywhere is its venue; from an empty field in the disaster-affected areas to shopping streets and residential neighbourhoods. Every interaction with the project becomes a memory towards the future.

Field Trip Project would like to connect with you. Let us know if you are curious!

The origin

At the end of the school year in March 2012, a number of unused relief supplies gathered in gymnasium of Onagawa Daiichi Junior High School were scheduled to be either shipped to developing countries or treated as waste. Toronto based visual artist Daisuke Takeya with Chie Kajiwara, an Onagawa based art teacher, suggested an alternative use for the Japanese elementary school backpacks among the surplus. A large number of these backpacks were entrusted to them, and a set of thirty five were sent to Canada to be transformed by passionate Canadian contemporary artists into a mobile art exhibition. They were then sent back to Onagawa again and re-used to empower people through communication with art.

The project will travel to a variety of cities and inspire ideas towards the recovery. It also focuses on community issues at each destination, and will investigate what makes vibrant and sustainable communities.



Project 1b. DAICHI Capsule + FUKUSHIMA ART KOINOBORI Project

Koichi Watanabe, an assistant professor at Fukushima University leads FUKUSHIMA ART KOINOBORI project in support of children of young ages. DAICHI Projects collaborates with the project’s Mini version … carp shaped wind -socks! The Mini will swim back to Fukushima where they came from, over the ocean (or via airmail), and will participate in FUKUSHIMA ART BIENNALE 2012!!


Project 1a. DAICHI Capsule launches in Toronto!!

Location: various shops in downtown Toronto, Canada (Items will be sent to Japan)
Date: Ongoing since April 11

* The progress of the project can be viewed at this site
* Please give hopes and dreams to the children of Japan by sending them your original capsule!

Available in Toronto at:

Art Metropole

  • Address : 788 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1N6
  • Tel : 416-703-4400
  • Web :
  • Daichi Capsule now available online (Click).

Magic Pony

  • Address : 680 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1E5
  • Tel : 416-703-4400
  • Web :

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

  • Address : 952 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1G8
  • Tel : 416-395-0067
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The Japanese Canadian Culture Centre

  • Address : 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5
  • Tel : 416-441-2345
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Special Message from Co-directors

DAICHI Projects extends our deepest condolences and sympathy towards the people of Japan who lost loved ones in recent earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear radiation. Our passion, thoughts, and prayers are with you and we wish the earliest recovery in Japan!

Produced by Daisuke Takeya

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