Artist Residence
Photo by Chris Kirkland
Cheapo Article: The Contemporary Art Scene in Yokohama
Japanese script: Koganecho Area Management Center
Address: 2-158 Hinodecho,Nakaku, Yokohama,Kanagawa, 231-0066,JAPAN [map]
Phone: +81-(0)45-261-5467 +81-(0)45-261-5467
Website: http://www.koganecho.net/info/english.html

Badly bombed in WWII, the area fast became a hotspot for drugs, gangs and prostitution, but in 2005 it was cleared and became an art-haven. With subsidised artist residencies claiming the rows of tiny brothel-houses, you can now stroll the streets and enjoy the variety of works on display. Beneath the rail tracks you can find a purpose built cafe ans hop along with larger studios – host to the yearly Koganecho Bazaar Art festival in Autumn.

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