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AMU HAKATA X NICOLAS BUFFE "OTOHIME"

AMU HAKATA X NICOLAS BUFFE "OTOHIME"

In AMU HAKATA reaching the ninth anniversary in 2020, we develop decoration in hall which Nicolas Buffe (Nichola byufu) of Aristrist deals with through one year.
Theme "OTOHIME." Devices which can sense story-based original story of Taro Urashima and the princess of the Dragon Palace bodily are varied. You originate in 1F entrance where season is felt and have new AMU HAKATA including 3F colonnade where shopwindow which got into story of story, the Dragon's Palace of 10m in total length float visit, and please enjoy space that is art.

AMU HAKATA X NICOLAS BUFFE

STORY1

STORY1 IMAGE

Ryuo and the princess of the Dragon Palace of the sea to spend peacefully in the beautiful Dragon's Palace floating in the rich sea. On the other hand, in another sea area, new kingdom made of plastic caused by marine pollution was born. Monsters which mixed gather, and King plastic of the leader bears a grudge for human being and other creatures, and have there a lot of thing thrown away as garbage and creatures which lost hope; paid more attention.

One day plastic King begins sudden attack in order to obtain the Dragon's Palace in a large flock with subordinate. While dragon king of the sea is arrested, and the princess of the Dragon Palace that ran away by a hairbreadth transforms itself into tortoise, and we are chased by plastic monster, we leave for bank. We were saved then by boy, Taro of one whom we approached by the sea.

STORY2

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The Dragon's Palace which was attacked by plastic monster of plastic King and subordinate. Therefore we save people living in Ryuo and family, Palace of the Dragon King of the sea becoming the body of falling into enemy hands, and the princess of the Dragon Palace that wants to regain the Dragon's Palace appears for odyssey with Taro. Travel must find legendary tool to make possible in the Dragon's Palace followed in intense ocean current to change every season in space-time, at first, to be called Urashima's box to come back.

According to the old tale concerning place of Fukuoka, it is said that Urashima's box is enshrined in "ancient shrine" in island across the sea. Plastic monster of pursuer approaches to catch princess of the Dragon Palace and Taro toward island hastily. Two people who obtained Urashima's box safely passed through warp tunnel which Urashima's box produced and arrived at town of summer Fukuoka across space-time.

CHARACTER

Princess of the Dragon Palace OTOHIME

Princess of the Dragon Palace OTOHIME IMAGE

Princess of the Dragon Palace OTOHIME IMAGE

Princess of the Dragon's Palace. As we do not know the human world very much, various things are new and see wonderingly. When we can transform ourselves into tortoise in the sea and use the magic, a school of red fish appears.

Individuality: Strong intention, courageous action, short temper to be impulsive, and to decide on a whim, it is sometimes authority-resisting age.
Purpose: We want to prove own ability to father to become Queen who will be excellent in the future saving Ryuo and the Dragon's Palace.

Princess of the Dragon Palace OTOHIME IMAGE

Taro TARO

Taro TARO IMAGE

Taro TARO IMAGE

Boy who majors in biology in graduate school, and studies creature of the sea. We are highly concerned with the issue of pollution and recycling of the earth and participate in NPO activity to save creature of the sea. Walk on the seaside is daily work.

Individuality: We are better at relation with animal than some shyness, human beings with concentration with calm character.
Purpose: We cannot readily say in being shy where we help with the princess of the Dragon Palace devotedly, but love the princess of the Dragon Palace.

Taro TARO IMAGE

Ryuo of the sea

Ryuo IMAGE of the sea

Ryuo IMAGE of the sea

Strong King who rules the sea from ancient times. We solved the princess of the Dragon Palace of daughter and living, many problems in the Dragon's Palace. We were just robbed of castle without being able to notice danger to approach near at hand because we had power too.

Individuality: As for that leading to overconfidence at time when oneself who is reliable, and is respected is confident.
Purpose: We want to bring up the princess of the Dragon Palace as successor governing own kingdom peacefully as before.

Ryuo IMAGE of the sea

Plastic King

Plastic King IMAGE

Plastic King IMAGE

King of monster which creature of the deep sea matched with thing which human being threw away, and was born. We give up having other creatures accept and, out of feelings of grudge, choose way of violence and rule.

Individuality: We love to collect things with both irritable tone of command, dictator, junk and jewel.
Purpose: We want to attack there that obtains the Dragon's Palace and Urashima's box, and influences the sea in the human world.

Plastic King IMAGE

Plastic monster

Plastic monster IMAGE

Plastic monster IMAGE

Creature which the deep sea living thing fused with pollutant, and was born. Monster which, in fact, is kind which is obedient, but has heart that the contents are pure unlike scary appearance in what boss says as subordinate of plastic King.

Individuality: As there is from scary figure VS feeling gentleness, various different quality, form and size of body are scattered.
Purpose: We eat ice cream forming friend.

Plastic monster IMAGE

PROFILE

Nicolas Buffe Nichola byufu

Photo by Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero), 2018

Nicolas Buffe Nichola byufu

Contemporary artist. It was born in France Paris for 1,978 years. We move base in Tokyo after Paris national high Beaux-Arts graduation, 2007. The 2014 Tokyo University of the Arts doctoral course acquisition. In France of the 1980~90 generation, we get close to animation, special effects, comics, Japanese pop culture including video game. We establish unique style that has wide learning from European classical literature such as "Orland who can be crazy" "polyfils mad love dream" to "space detective Gabin" "legend of Zelda", and let art and subculture fuse. There are many Clothing, art direction of opera, activities except art including display of shop, too. In 2014, private exhibition holds "dream of porifiro" in Hara Museum of Contemporary Art. Building "Museum Garage" which dealt with design in 2018 opened in Miami design district. In 2019, we are presented with the French Order of Culture.

Photo by Imagen Subliminal
(Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero), 2018

https://nicolasbuffe.com