Sapporo Art Museum

Title Forest of Media Arts

Maywa denki NONSENSE MACHINE in Sapporo / Did you know that sapporo is a UNESCO Media Arts City?

These two exhibitions will be held at the Sapporo Art Park within the scope of the “Media Arts Forest.” It may seem that Sapporo, with its rich natural environment, bears no connection to the technological field of media arts, but there is in fact a deep relationship between the two.

Upon entering the museum, you will be greeted by the “Did You Know that Sapporo is a UNESCO Media Arts City?” exhibition in Exhibition Room B, which focuses on the technological and creative industries originating from Sapporo and introduces the relationship between them. [ISHII Hiroshi + Tangible Media Group | MIT Media Lab, LAUSBUB, SNOW MIKU (CRYPTON FUTURE MEDIA, INC), Yukikaze Technology]

Following this, the “Maywa Denki Nonsense Machine in Sapporo” is housed in the main building, where visitors can play with and experience a variety of amusing Nonsense Machines. This is a unique opportunity to witness the talent of the number one entertainer in media arts, from the conception to the development of a new future that transcends common sense.

CuratorSATO Kohei, SAKAMOTO Mai (Sapporo Art Museum)
ArtistMaywa Denki, ISHII Hiroshi + Tangible Media Group | MIT Media Lab, LAUSBUB, SNOW MIKU(CRYPTON FUTURE MEDIA, INC.), Yukikaze Technology
OrganizersSapporo Art Museum (Sapporo Cultural Arts Foundation), Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee, City of Sapporo
Special CooperationThe Sapporo Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd

Sapporo Art Museum

Venues requiring admission fees

2-75, Geijutsunomori, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Saturday, December 16, 2023 - Sunday, March 3, 2024
Opening Hours
9:45-17:00(Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time)
Dates Closed
Mondays and New Year's holidays (Dec 29-Jan 3)
Open on Mondays if they fall on a National Holiday or substitute holiday, and closed the next weekday instead
Getting Here
  • 35-min drive from Sapporo Station (JR/Subway) or take the Namboku Line to Makomanai Station (Subway) and 15-min bus to Geijutsu no Mori Irigiuchi Bus Stop.