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【Hub for Creativity】Yamagata Manabikan

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Rejuvenating the former Yamagata Municipal Daiichi Elementary School

Yamagata Manabikan is the former Yamagata Municipal Daiichi Elementary School built in 1927 as the first school constructed with reinforced concrete. It has been designated as a registered tangible cultural property in 2001 and a heritage of Industrial Modernization in 2009.

After spending 80 years as an elementary school, it has changed the name to “Yamagata Manabikan”- a hub for “tourism,” “exchange,” and “learning, ” and been restoring community vitality.

 

Reactivating the former Yamagata Municipal Daiichi Elementary School in near future

Yamagata City has been a designated member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of Film since 2017.

Taking the opportunity of the designation, Yamagata City will renovate the former Yamagata Municipal Daiichi Elementary School “Yamagata Manabikan” to create a hub for creativity, and the project named “Q1 project” is in progress.

By adding functions to support diverse cultural and artistic activities rooted in Yamagata and creative activities by a wide range of generations including students, to interact with companies, and to invite commercial tenants which deals in products related to culture and the arts, it will contribute to the promotion of Creative Cities while also revitalizing surrounding areas and central urban areas.

 

Yamagata Manabikan Website (Japanese) 

Q1 Project Website (Japanese) 

 

Yamagata Manabikan

■ Address
1-5-19 Hon-cho, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture,
Japan 990-0043 
■ Opening Hours
9:00〜18:00 (Exchange rooms close at 21:30)
■ Closed
・Mondays (If a Monday is a national holiday, then the next day.)
・The year-end and New Year holidays (12/29~1/3)

TEL:+81-23-623-2285(Administration Office)
FAX:+81-23-623-2022
MAIL:info@yamagatamanabikan.jp

○ 15 mins walk from Yamagata Station
Take “Benichan bus” to “Honcho” bus stop and 3 minutes walk to the venue (Benichan Bus Time Schedule) .

○ The Yamagata Manabikan Free Parking was closed due to road construction. Please use public transportations or public parking to reach the site.