Open to all conference attendees. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues and fellow scholars while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and stimulating conversation. Don’t forget your drink ticket! SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: CHINDON-YA Chindon-ya is Japan’s unique, original form of street musical advertisement practice, which emerged at the end of the 19th century. Ostentatiously and colorfully costumed, these street musicians can be hired by any business for the day, and roam through the neighborhood streets playing an assortment of musical instruments to marshal the residents and passersby's attention and to publicize the client. Hailing from Osaka, Chindon Tsūshinsha is a renowned chindon-ya group in Japan, considered the best and most visible. Founded in 1984 and led by Kojiro Hayashi, Chindon Tsūshinsha maximizes its mobility, friendliness and flexibility, providing a breath of fresh air in the industry.
Chindon Tsūshinsha has contributed to refine the ad agency in the streets into a more sophisticated and eccentric performance, expanding the diversity of their work. The beloved troupe has presented their unique performance not only in Japan but also more than 20 cities around the world as an ad agency, performer and culture ambassador.