This is a new series based on the research in the Ryukyu Islands and northern Thailand. Performance of the theater edition was postponed for this year, and the premiere at Festival Theaterformen took the form of an online presentation. Along with the postponement, Kamisato created a new online package. This is his first online project, and consists of audio, text, and video works.

Research Collaboration

“Collaborative Research: Re-Reading History from the South"

Yudai Kamisato, a Peruvian playwright/director of Okinawan and Hokkaido ancestry, and Mark Teh, a director/researcher/curator who has been researching Malaysia’s political history for a long time.

From December 2019 to February 2020, the two, who continue to create works by conducting research through mutually different methods, did research of distilled spirits in the Ryukyu Islands and northern Thailand in a project titled “Collaborative Research: Re-Reading History from the South.”

After a presentation at the Jejak-Tabi Exchange program held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in July 2018, Kamisato and Teh launched a project of research collaboration applying completely different research methods.
In 2019, they relocated the “edge of the border” to a central position, and conducted research on the themes of central versus periphery and dominator versus dominated.


Research Collaborator: Mark Teh

Planning and Production Management: precog co., LTD.
Producer: Tamiko Ouki
Project Manager: Megumi Mizuno
Project Manager (Research): Takafumi Sakiyama
Assistant Project Manager: Ayano Okawa

Produced and Presented by P, Okazaki Art Theatre

Supported by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
The Japan Foundation Asia Center Grant Program for Enhancing People-to-People Exchange (.pdf, .mp4)
Japan Arts Fund (.pdf, .mp4)
The Saison Foundation (for “Collaborative Research: Re-Reading the History from the South”)

In cooperation with
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Jejak-旅 Tabi Exchange
Sara Gunnare
Jarunun Phantachat
Teerawat Mulvilai