Centering around the UENO Cultural Park and the surrounding area, we will offer various cultural programs based on the concept of UENOYES and communicate our messages to the world through these activities.


UENOYES is where you can see each color of everyone, one by one, just as they are.
Your color will never be visible if blended with the color next to you.
Your color will not be lumped together with other colors however similar they may appear.
UENOYES unconditionally embraces each one of you in your true color.
Katsuhiko HIBINO

Katsuhiko HIBINO, General Producer

Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1958. Earned a Master’s degree from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1984. Won the Japan Graphic exhibition Grand Prix in 1982. Won the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts in 2015. Employs local elements in his art. Currently Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts and professor of the Intermedia Art Department.

Aomi OKABE, Director of International division

Born in Taito City in Tokyo and raised in Yanaka district. Art critic and curator. The École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts Lecturer and Visiting Professor. New York University Visiting Researcher.
Worked as Chief Curator at Mercien Karuizawa Museum for 5 years. Dedicated to Musashino Art University as Professor for 12 years. Currently Artistic Director of the exhibitions of Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris.

Nozomu OGAWA, Director of “ARTS TIME PROJECT”

Born in Tokyo in 1976. Head of Art Center Ongoing in the complex Art facility in Kichijoji.
Chief Director of community-based Art Project “TERATOTERA” based in the area surrounding JR Kokubunji station to JR Koenji Station.

Project Overview


General Producer
Katsuhiko HIBINO

Implementation Committee for New Concept "Ueno, a Global Capital of Culture”; Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

This project is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2018.