Period: Saturday, October 19, through Monday, November 4, 2002
TAP2002 plans two pr ograms. One program is to conduct a national open competition for the outdoor art exhibition "Toride Re-cycling Art Project 2002" with the theme "Take Me to the River---to know and learn from the river." The other is "Boat Proj ect," in which local citizens and students participate.

In the past, many boats commuted along Tone River, and boats and steam ships transported people and goods. There used to be many anchorage and shipping a gents around Toride. A long history is also marked by countless number of fl oods. Local farmers still have Tabune, special boats they used on rice paddi es, and Sappa-bune for escaping from floods. Boats still commute between Tor ide and Oobori area on the opposite side of Tone River. Furutone-numa marsh is the area where the river used to wind. Remembering such local history in the boat project, participants collect Sappa-bune left around Toride and for m a floating bridge across Furutone-numa, connecting two cities, Toride and Abiko.
What's NEW
@ The selection of proposals for Toride Re-cycling Art Project 2002 is over. @
For more information, contact TAP2002 Information Center;
Katakura shopping plaza 3rd floor, 3-4-11, Toride, Toride-shi,
Ibaraki , 302-0004