Vivienne Sato


Vivienne Sato is a self-styled “unarchitect,” fine artist, drag queen and “Queen of Misreading,” whose artistic quest is to decipher the city of Tokyo and movies, approaching her subjects from all angles. She has recently adopted the motto of “traveling vertically.” Believing that neither cities nor artworks belong to those who plan and produce them, but that travelers and viewers must take equal responsibility for them, Sato spends her time engaging with art, cinema, urban planning and workshops across the nation.
In Aomori Prefecture, she has run projects in Hachinohe, Shichinohe, Towada and elsewhere; she herself hails from Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture.

Glossary of terms in Japanese Folk Performing Arts