HISATSUGU SHIMIZU is the owner of the noble and stylish guesthouse Onsen Dougoya and he is a big fan of art and painting of all kind. As well he wants to connect people and culture, past and present in his own special creative way and wants to try to bring art closer to the community. The visitors of his guesthouse do not only get accommodation, there is as well an interesting art and culture program waiting. For the third time now Hisatsugu – as well called „BANTU“ – organizes the event DougoyART. He provides the place and does the networking with the actors. The musicians and DJs are looking out for the good sound, the two sprayers take care for the visual entertainment. Furthermore in the kitchen there was a lot of delicious finger food, Japanese specialties and gourmet meals. As well of course tasty cocktails and awesome homebrew beer.
In some way the event was like a vernissage. On the other side it felt like being on a big birthday party at some friends home. Like a living-room-concert should be. The several artists worked nicely together. In the front there was the paint action, the band played music meanwhile, in the background supported the DJs. The room was therefore observation center, chill out area for the visitors, but also dance floor for the energetic ones and playground for the little children. A wonderful mix in a familiar atmosphere. We spoke with Hisatsugu Shimizu in an interview about the performance evening and the concept of his doings.