The Matsumoto Architecture + Art Festival will be held under the concept of "Winter in Matsumoto, where art lives in famous buildings", this year. Occurring from February 4 – 26, famous buildings in Matsumoto will be used as venues to exhibit works by an array of artists, among whom, is painter Yukimasa Ida.
With the changing times, the number of vacant buildings has been increasing in the city of Matsumoto, and many are in danger of being demolished. This art festival was initiated to inform the public, in hopes to create awareness and recognize the value of these unnamed "masterpieces" that shape the Matsumoto cityscape, and that this will lead to their preservation.
February 21, 2023