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Inukai Hiroshi and Developlayers

Future Tokyo Sports Day

Inukai Hiroshi and Developlayers

Sport-art co-creation is something that the game designer and esports producer Inukai Hiroshi launched in 2014. The “developlayers” fostered by the project to date will come together to hold a special opening event called the Future Tokyo Sports Day.

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Civic Creative Base Tokyo Opening Event: Future Tokyo Undokai (Sports Day)


“Future Tokyo Undokai (Sports Day)” was held from August to October 2022 as CCBT’s opening event. Two hundred people of all ages co-created new types of sports competitions, tools, and game rules that proactively incorporated technology, culminating in a unique kind of sports day event in Tokyo. A documentary closely followed the project from the initial talk event through to the final day when the results were presented to the public. The finished documentary premiered at CCBT.


Inukai Hiroshi

e-Sports Producer, Game Director, Sports-play Expert

Inukai Hiroshi studied under film director Yamamoto Masashi, and launched his career initially as a film director and Tekken player. He later worked as a developer for fighting games. A pioneer of esports in Japan, he has represented his country at the World Cyber Games, Cyberathlete Professional League, and Electronic Sports World Convention. Inukai’s accolades include awards at the Japan Media Arts Festival and Ars Electronica for such projects as the spatial information science–themed Songs of ANAGURA: Missing Researchers and Their Remaining Devices (2011) and Sports Time Machine (2013). He is one of the driving forces behind the sport co-creation event Future Tokyo Sports Day. His research on games and different forms of play has led Inukai to dub activities that transcend the conventional boundaries of art and sports as “sports-play.” He is a board director of the Undokai Association.

CCBT Art Incubation Program

One of CCBT’s core programs, the Art Incubation Program provides opportunities for creative talent to undertake new projects and makes those processes accessible to the public, facilitating forms of artistic expression, exploration, and action that change our city for the better. Selected through an open call, five artist fellows will act as CCBT partners, developing their projects, making the creative process public, exhibiting the results, and holding workshops and talks.
Details: CCBT Art Incubation Program

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