Kobe Infiorata 2019
The Infiorata is an annual street art event in Kobe which is modeled after a similar event in Italy, in which flower petals are used to make large elaborate street mosaics.
This year the temporary artwork was displayed in the Motomachi/Nankinmachi ChinaTown area earlier in April then there was a larger display with a brass band and various performers on Kitanozaka street on April 27th.
The theme of the artwork this year was the various attractions in the Kobe area;
- Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge
- The upcoming Rugby World Cup matches (some of which will be in Osaka)
- The Suma Aquarium
- Shin-Nagata and the giant robot statue there.
- Kobe Kitano (the old foreign settlement area)
- Kobe Port
- Oji Zoo
- and more...
This event was also covered back in 2016.
Photo journal from 4/27/2019:
|The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge.|
Shot with a Victure wide-angle action camera.
The top marks the chaning era; Heisei to Reiwa
|Rugby World Cup 2019|
Host City Kobe
|A small putting courese that feels very appropriate for the temporary sod that is covering the street.|
|Some of the Jazz Street decorations around Kitano.|
|Festive and unsually artistic lanterns overlooking Kitanozaka (the Kitano slope).|
|The Viseel soccer team's Ox mascot with a dance group that was performing at the event opening.|
|As a group of kids lay the final petals onto a mosaic, a brass band plays pop music.|
This mosaic features the Japanese pro-baseball player, Yu Darvish.
The top has a current tourism slogan "Be Kobe."
|Banners depicting the image that is conveyed by the floral mosaics.|
|A guide to the designs and artists in this year's Infiorata.|
|The moutaintop view of Kobe.|
|Arima onsen, a popular hotspring with a geisha in the background.|
|Shin-Nagata, a nearby train station that has a huge robot statue based on the Tetsujin character from an old manga.|
The rooster weather vane on the Kazamidori House is a famous local landmark. The Kamamidori House is now a museum.
|Arima Onsen geisha.|