THERE WAS A MIRACLE IN
KANAZAWA?!
BIG TOSENKYO (MONSTER DARTS)
IN TATEMACHI STREET!!

5th Nov 2016

We attempted a game of tosenkyo on Tatemachi Street in Kanazawa using a giant fan nearly 2 meters tall! This project is a cooperative attempt by the people of Tatemachi, a university laboratory and an oversea artist to enlarge TOSENKYO (JAPANESE DARTS), a traditional Japanese game.

CAN IT FLY!? TESTING THROUGH
AERODYNAMICS.

Professor Okamoto from the Kanazawa Institute of Technology and the students in his laboratory were in charge of designing “BIG TOSENKYO (JAPANESE MONSTER DARTS).” Through the creation of a series of prototypes, the group was engaged in testing all aspects such as the shape of the wing, selection of materials, distance flown, etc.

ARTISTIC DESIGN BY THE
TRAVELING ARTIST OLESYA.

New Orleans, LA resident and popular, world-traveling artist OLESYA made her first trip to Japan! For the short time, she was designing the “fan,” one of the items used in tosenkyo, at the KANAME HOSTEL on Tachimachi Street.
If you come to the hostel, you can see the fan designed by OLESYA.

THE STAGE WILL BE
TATEMACHI STREET, THE CENTER OF
KANAZAWA TOURISM.

The stage for the BIG TOSENKYO (JAPANESE MONSTER DARTS) PROJECT is Tatemachi Street located in “Kanazawa,” one of Japan’s prominent sightseeing cities.
Tatemachi Street is lined with approximately 200 specialty stores (mainly for clothing) such as OVAL, etc. The street also features the Japanese clothing store “Erihana,” the Japanese-style confectionary store “Nodaya” and others. This area allows you to enjoy both Japan’s present and its past.
In addition, for the benefit of travelers from overseas, Tatemachi Street provides Free Wi-Fi and shops provide systems in which all you need to do is point to communicate what you want. There are a number of services to help you have a pleasant time.
If you’re interested in sightseeing in Kanazawa, please come to Tatemachi Street, which is located in the center of a sightseeing area that includes Kenroku-en, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, the Higashi Chaya District and Myoryuji Temple (also known as Ninja Temple).

KANAME HOSTEL ON
TATEMACHI STREET

KANAME HOSTEL is located on Tatemachi Street, which is the center of Kanazawa tourism. The hostel is a focal point for guests coming from all over the world to enjoy Kanazawa. It is set up like a dormitory, but guests can secure a relaxed, private space, and the hostel offers Wi-Fi. The hostel aims to be a place where you can “fully relax and fully enjoy yourself.”

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mattresses
    made by
    Simmons Co., Ltd.
  • Safety Box

The hostel provides a variety of other services as well.

AN AMERICAN STYLE BAR WHERE
YOU CAN FIND A JUMBLE OF
NATIONALITIES AND LANGUAGES.

The KANAME BAR is located one minute on foot from KANAME. Here, you can enjoy breakfast just after waking up or a drink before going to bed. You can find a jumble of nationalities and languages at this American style bar. Please come and experience a genuine American Southern soul-food breakfast, original cocktails, blended drink desserts for an adult palate, classic bar snacks and a variety of delicious domestic and foreign beers. There are also opportunities to enjoy concerts by local musicians and DJs. Please enjoy a short overseas experience in Kanazawa.