Kyoto Experiment 2021 Autumn features a cutting-edge and daring lineup of performing arts. Notwithstanding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, I am delighted that we are able to hold the festival by taking the fullest precautions possible to reduce the risk of infection.
Culture and the arts are the wellspring of human emotional wealth and vitality. They also deepen mutual understanding through exchange and empathy with others. As the uncertainty over the coronavirus continues, they are undoubtedly indispensable for society today.
Here at Kyoto Experiment, a festival that is always changing and taking on new challenges, I hope that many people can experience the work of highly individual artists never seen before. Held in the city of Kyoto, where a truly diverse and multilayered culture exists, the festival will surely prove an opportunity to enjoy a variety of values.
In closing, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the members of the festival‛s executive committee, not least its chair, Fumio Amano, and all those who have made such efforts to enable the festival to take place, and convey my wish that the festival proves richly rewarding for visitors.
Mayor of Kyoto