Fukushima Live Caravan rolling to Okinawa

From left. Taku Tomizawa, Onsoku Line, The Human Beats and Rio Hirai.

Mongol 800, Kazuyoshi Saitoh, Yu Takahashi and Toshimi Watanabe.

The second iteration of the Wind  & Rock ‘n Roll Live Fukushima Caravan Japan is on the road, bringing music, music and talk to Okinawa’s Koza Music Town Otoichiba on Sunday.

The show, headed by Michihiko Yani, began this set of road performances  last month, and will move on to Fukushima on the 23rd, then Hokkaido on February 3rd, Nagasaki on March 31st and Tokyo on April 6th.  The first Live Fukushima Wind & Rock Super Nomaoi, was traveling in September 2011, only months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the northeastern Japan region, including Fukushima.

The Okinawa show features artists Mongol800, Kazuyoshi Saito, Yu Takahashi, Toshimi Watanabe, Taku Tomiizawa, Onsoku Line, The Human Beats and Rio Hirai.  Sunday’s program has doors opening at 11:30 a.m. at the Zoza Music Town Otoichiba 3rd Floor Hall, with the movie and talk show running noon to 2:15 p.m., and the doors for the live show opening at 3 p.m. for the 3:30 p.m. ~ 8 p.m. performance.

Admission to the Movie & Talk Show is ¥1,800, while the movie, talk show and live show together admission is ¥6,500.  The program is free for children under school age, unless seats are needed, in which case a ticket is required, too.

The movie presentation features the documentary film “That Day ~ Fukushima is Alive” directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.  The festival goal is to make the entire country aware by “sending the now of Fukushima, which has that name known as Fukushima, to the world.  The festival contributes to the project “Northeast Live House Grand Strategy with Live Fukushima”, which makes open –air concert hall performances by natural power sources in Fukushima.