Tomoyuki Shibata

Since 2000, he has been involved in a wide range of creative work, including paintings, ceramics, music production, concerts, physical expressions, and playwriting, direction, and performances.
In 2019, in order to make strides in his creative career, he entered night school to obtain qualifications to become an occupational therapist, later passing the state examination to get his license.
While gaining experience as an actor, artist, care worker, and nursery school teacher, he built a home and studio in the forests of Sapporo, and is working on his creative career in both welfare and creation.
He stayed in Noda Village from January 9th to 16th 2023 as part of his work as artist-in-residence of the Sanriku International Arts Festival. He learned about the Daikokumai dance and the Namomi, and participated in the Koshogatsu ritual.
Now he is making his triumphant return to Noda Village with his first performance of a work created based on his experiences residing in Noda.