nagoya: aichi triennale

nagoya may be lacking the excitement of tokyo or osaka's swagger, japan's third largest metropolitan area is steadily bulking up, and creating a cultural buzz all its own. today sees the launch of the inaugural edition of the aichi triennale, an international arts festival that aims to convey the latest trends in contemporary arts and presented in various forms and presentations at different venues across town. aichi triennale's first edition is themed arts and cities and as such the event expands into the streets, parks and public squares without limiting itself to museums and theaters [on until oct 31]. click the weblink for more info and full program.