Fill the Gap of Your Heart at Ochanomizu Picnic Club
Do you like to go on a picnic? We usually go to green fields or mountains with foods and drinks, but can you imagine a picnic being held in urban city?
On June 9th, “Ochanomizu SUKIMA University” organized the first Ochanomizu Picnic Club. While Ochanomizu is the urban city with a lot of buildings, the place is also a cultural hub that attracts creative people. Many people such as artists and bar owners reside in this area get together with foods and drinks.
“Ochanomizu SUKIMA University”is a platform where people try to fill many form of “sukima” in a town gathering. ‘Sukima’ means a gap or space in English. Their purpose is to strengthen community issues by the use of public place in urban areas. They also aim to boost interaction among neighbors.
Isn’t it necessary to pay more attention to local community? An event organizer told us,
Sharing place and food pushes good connection between people, and it becomes an opportunity to build a good community. Plus, we could get something new by meeting different people and thoughts. As Julia Child once said,
Can you find some places to hold a picnic around your city? Please let us know if you’re planning to hold ‘urban picnic’!!
[via Greenz.jp written by Kotaro Tsuchiya and Miho Sato]