Artistic Cars At The World Heritage
Concorso d'Eleganza Kyoto 2016
AWARD 2016
Donation

Introduction

Do you know the charm and appeal of classic and vintage cars?

These cars have the value of timeless design, style, and elegance. Also, each car has the most superior craftsmanship and engineering from each era. The cultural value for those cars should be apprised properly.

Automobiles in European and American society have been receiving great attention in their own right alongside fashion, art, craft, food, and architecture. Villa d’Este in Lake Como in Northern Italy, a premier summer resort in Europe, and the Pebble Beach Resort in the United States, home to one of finest golf courses in the world and the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament, have been holding events every year for almost a hundred years. Wealthy celebrities and automobile enthusiasts from around the world gather to evaluate the finest automobiles in the world for their historical, artistic, and technical values. The event in Nijo Castle, Japan, came from a desire to create the same atmosphere of elegance and respect for perfection as that found in Villa d’Este and Pebble Beach."

Introduction
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Why hold the event in Kyoto?

Kyoto as a historical and ancient city in its own right was felt to be the most suitable city in Asia for such an event. Kyoto is also the home of many of the most elegant traditions in Japan.

The city of Kyoto is an ancient capital of Japan, full of old and venerated temples and home to craftsmen who practice traditional crafts with the skills and artistry honed over thousands of years of practice. In the same way that Europeans and Americans value classic and vintage cars Japanese have come to place a high value on the craftsmanship and mechanical beauty of the automobile. Even though coming from different cultural backgrounds the desire to foster ones own culture and a respect for history are common to all.

Nijo Castle in Kyoto has existed for over 400 years and has been a registered World Heritage site for the past 20 years of its history. We feel that the history and intrinsic beauty of this location best suites the appreciation of class automobiles and will provide an atmosphere of splendor and elegance for all who attend. This event is a festival to share the history, culture, and craftsmanship of the automobile into the next generation, from the city of Kyoto to the world.

General Producer
Hidetomo Kimura

"Visit Kyoto Ambassador" (Kyoto International Tourism Ambassador)
Art Aquarium Artist
CEO / H.I.D INTERAQTICA Co., Ltd.
CEO / Aquarium Creator’s Office Srl


News

2016.11.15 Update
Official video "Artistic Cars TV_01" is released on YouTube.
2016.11.14 News
Official Facebook Page, Official YouTube, and Official Instagram are launched.
2016.11.12 News
Information about the ceremony of "AWARD 2016" is released.
2016.11.06 Update
List of the cars at the exhibition site is now on the official web page.
2016.11.03 News
Special Ticket “Admission Ticket with Japanese Tea Ceremony” “Admission Ticket with the Kitchen Experience”
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A Brilliant Pairing of World Class Vintage Cars and the Ancient Capital

It will take place within the "Courtyard of Ninomaru Palace", "Front Garden of the Kitchen", and the "Kitchen", all of which are normally closed to the public. The World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle, in the city of Kyoto will host World Class Vintage Cars from a wide range of eras from the 1970s to the 2000s exhibited at the event site. There will be a wide range of Racing Cars, always a must-see for those from the years when racing cars were at their most popular, as well as rare and exotic Classic Cars, which show the history of craftsmanship. Please enjoy the attractions of these cars exhibited at the important cultural space registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Event Period
October 28th (Friday) - December 11th (Sunday), 2016
(45 days long)
9:00am - 17:00pm (Last admission for Nijo Castle is 16:00pm, Last admission for the evet is 16:30pm.
Event Site
The Courtyard of Ninomaru Palace, the Front Garden of the Kitchen, and the Kitchen (which are normally closed to the public in the World Heritage Site Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo) in the city of Kyoto.
[Address] 541 Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8301
Event

Admission fee (Tax included)

General Admission
¥600
Junior High & High School
¥350
Elementary School
¥200
Children younger than 6yo are free of charge (required to be accompanied by a guardian.)

* Admission fee for the Nijo Castle is also required to enter the exhibition spaces. (Except for the 6th of December) Please purchase the castle admission tickets at the ticket office of Nijo Castle.
* Admission fee will vary by day depending on the events held in conjunction with the exhibit. The exhibit will be available from December 3rd to 6th.

Admission Tickets are sold at

Nijo Castle Ticket Office or can be obtained from 7-11 convenience store ticket vending machines throughout Japan.
Click here for more detailed information regarding purchase of the Admission Tickets.
Further information about special tickets and additional events can be found within the "Ticket Info" page on the official website page.
Special Tickets including "Admission Ticket with Japanese Tea Ceremony" and "Admission Ticket with the Kitchen Experience" can be found in the "Seven Ticket" website.
For inquiries dial: 050-5542-8600 (Oct. 28th (Fri) - Dec.12th (Mon) 8:00 - 22:00)
Organized by Kyoto City, ARTISTIC CARS AT THE WORLD HERITAGE Executive Committee
Supported by World Cultural Heritage Area Cooperation Conference, Rekishi Kaido Promotional Council
General Producer: Hidetomo Kimura ("Visit Kyoto Ambassador" (Ambassador of International Tourism for the Kyoto City appointed by the Mayor of the City of Kyoto / Art Aquarium Artist)
Planned/Produced/Operated by Aquarium Creators Office
Collaborated with Art Aquarium
Cooperated with Kimono Artisan Kyoto, Fukujuen, Oneworld

List of the Exhibited Cars
* As of October 28th, 2016

Concorso d'Eleganza Kyoto 2016

We exchange all of the automobiles for special exhibition from December 3rd through 6th. The scenery is "Spectacle Art."

The main event of ARTISTIC CARS AT THE WORLD HERITAGE is "Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto 2016" which will be held from December 3rd through 6th. The cars on display during this special event will be different from those during the preceding event period, from October 28th. This will be a very special limited time showing of rare and valuable cars from around the world. Legendary vintage cars, Award winners at many concours events throughout the world, and precious cars which might only be seen once in a lifetime will be exhibited at the World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle.

This exhibition will take place at the areas including "the Courtyard of Ninomaru Palace", "the Front Garden of the Kitchen", and "the Kitchen" which are normally closed to the public but will specially opened for viewing for this event only. This will be the highlight of the exhibition.

Please come and enjoy the unique experience of viewing these vintage works of art displayed against the unique backdrop of a World Heritage site in Japan.
An introductory comment
from the entertainer, Mr. Masaaki Sakai

Congratulations on the start
of the Kyoto Concorso d’Eleganza.

As an automobile aficionado myself I the world of vintage cars has always held a special place in my heart. The sheer enjoyment of driving a vintage automobile has, of course, its own appeal. However, the Kyoto Concorso d’Eleganza brings so much more to us than this. We have a rare opportunity to celebrate the history, beauty in design and artistry of these classic automobiles at this incredible event. I will even be exhibiting a vintage automobile from my own collection and feel privileged to find it among such august and historic vehicles.

There are so many spectacular cars, including several who have won international awards and even taken home the best in show at such prestigious gatherings as the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, to enjoy.

It is like a dream come true and my sincerest hope is that all attendees can come to fully enjoy the beauty, history and majesty of this amazing collection of rare cars from around the world being put on display.


堺正章
Masaaki Sakai
Entertainer. First caught public attention with his rock band, “The Spiders” in 1962. After going solo his hit song, “Saraba Koibito” swept the charts and was awarded the record of the year. He has appeared as well in a number of celebrated films including “Jikan Desuyo”, “Journey to the West” and “Chura-san”. More recently he has been the lead host for hit TV programs in Japan such as “Chubo Desuyo”, “Sekaiichi Uketai Jyugyou” as well as many others.

Special Exhibition
[Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto 2016]


Event Period
December 3rd (Saturday), 4th (Sunday), 5th (Monday), and 6th (Tuesday)
9:00am – 17:00pm (Last admission for Nijo Castle is 16:00pm / Last admission for the event is 16:30pm)
Event Site
The Courtyard of Ninomaru Palace, the Front Garden of the Kitchen, and the Kitchen (which are normally closed to the public in the World Heritage Site Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo) in the city of Kyoto.
[Address] 541 Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8301
Technical cooperation
日本洗車ソムリエ協会
オートグリム
プレミアム・カー・ウォッシュ
For inquiries
050-5542-8600 (Oct. 28th (Fri) - Dec.12th (Mon) 8:00 - 22:00)
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Special exhibition vehicle list

Award

On December 6th,
rare and precious automobiles run gracefully through Nijo Castle.

Introduction
The highlight of the special exhibition days from December 3rd (Saturday) through 6th (Tuesday) is the ceremony for the "Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto Award 2016" scheduled to be held on December 6th (Tuesday).

The vintage cars exhibited specially from December 3rd (Saturday) are among the most exceptional cars in the world, instantly recognizable to connoisseurs of fine automobiles. The presence of so many rare and exceptional automobiles in one place can be considered nearly miraculous.

These exceptional cars will be judged based on their design and the craftsmanship of their builds. Awards will then be presented, after careful consideration, by judges along the same lines of criteria as that used in similar level events in the US and Europe. Finally, a set of five "Best of Show" cars will be decided and this prestigious award bestowed.

During the awards ceremony those cars of particular distinction will parade gracefully through the Nijo Castle grounds. A truly unique and unforgettable experience. It only remains to come, witness the full range of automotive beauty on display and to find out who will drive away with the honors from among so many worthy participants. Our most cordial welcome is extended to you to come and witness this moment.

There will be a final, Farewell Party, held after the announcement of award winners and the award ceremony itself. Please do not miss it.

Concorso d'Eleganza Kyoto Award 2016
Winning car decision
* The main areas of Nijo Castle will be closed on December 6th, excepting the event spaces.

Ticket Information

From 8:00am on Friday the 28th of October, 2016
Tickets are sold at the Multi Copy Machines at Seven-Eleven stores!

* Tickets are sold from 8:45am every day at the Nijo Castle Ticket Office
Admission Ticket

ARTISTIC CARS AT THE WORLD HERITAGE

EVENT PERIOD:
October 28th (Friday) – December 11th (Sunday), 2016

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00 – 17:00 (Last admission for Nijo Castle is 16:00 / Last admission for the event is 16:30)
* This Admission Ticket is not valid for the period from December 3rd (Saturday) thorough December 6th (Tuesday) due. A separate special event ticket will be required to attend during this period.
* Please review and make sure for the detailed information about the event explained on the official website (www.artistic-cars.com).

PLACE TO BUY THE TICKET
Multi Copy Machines at Seven-Eleven stores
Ticket Office at the Nijo Castle, and Ticket Office at the entrance of the event site

FOR INQUIRY ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
TEL: 050-5542-8600 (from October 28th (Friday) – December 12th (Monday) / 8:00am – 22:00 pm)

* Children younger than 6yo are required to be accompanied by a guardian.
* NO REFUNDS of the Ticket
* Open every day for rain or shine, but the exhibition may be closed in case of severally stormy weather.
* For those who require wheelchair access, please understand that there may be a few areas that have limited accessibility at this time. Additionally, many of the pathways within the exhibition areas are graveled, not paved, and may prove difficult to access.

Admission Fee (Tax included)
General Admission
¥600
Junior High & High School
¥350
Elementary School
¥200
Children younger than 6yo are free of charge
NOTICE: Admission Ticket for the Nijo Castle is also required to enter the exhibition. Please purchase this ticket at the Nijo Castle Ticket Office.
Click here for ticket purchase information.
(Seven code : 050-431)

Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto 2016

EVENT PERIOD:
December 3rd (Saturday) – December 6th (Tuesday), 2016
* The special event will be held on Tuesday the 6th of December and the hours of operation, admission fee, and special ticket details will be announced on the official web page shortly.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00 – 17:00 (Last admission for Nijo Castle is 16:00 / Last admission for the exhibition is 16:30)
* Please review the further detailed information about the event explained on the official website (www.artistic-cars.com).

WHERE TO BUY THE TICKET
Multi Copy Machines at Seven-Eleven stores
Ticket Office at the Nijo Castle, and Ticket Office at the entrance of the event site

FOR INQUIRY ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
TEL: 050-5542-8600 (from October 28th (Friday) – December 12th (Monday) / 8:00am – 22:00 pm)

* Children younger than 6yo are required to be accompanied by a guardian.
* NO REFUNDS of the Ticket
* Open every day for rain or shine, but the exhibition may be closed in case of severally stormy weather.
* For those who require wheelchair access, please understand that there may be a few areas that have limited accessibility at this time. Additionally, many of the pathways within the exhibition areas are graveled, not paved, and may prove difficult to access.

Admission Fee (Tax included)
General Admission
¥1,200
Junior High & High School
¥700
Elementary School
¥400
Children younger than 6yo are free of charge
NOTICE: Admission Ticket for the Nijo Castle is also required to enter the event. Please purchase this at the Nijo Castle Ticket Office.
Click here for additional ticket purchase information.
(Seven code : 050-431)

From 10:00am on Thursday the 3rd of November,
"Admission Ticket with Japanese Tea Ceremony" and "Admission Ticket with Kitchen Experience"
(There are limited numbers of each ticket available for purchase each day and can only be used on the date designated on the ticket at time of purchase) are sold only at the website "Seven Ticket" (http://7ticket.jp/)

Special Ticket

Admission Ticket with Japanese Tea Ceremony *Admission Date needs to be designated.

This special Japanese Tea Ceremony is proudly presented by the Kyoto Flagship Store of FUKUJUEN, Kyoto, a maker of fine Green Tea since 1790.
PERIOD OF SALES:
November 4th (Friday) – December 11th (Sunday) *The price for the tickets will vary between December 3rd (Saturday) and December 6th (Tuesday) due to the special exhibition and events which will be will be held at this time.

TICKET SALES TIME LIMITS:
*Must purchase by 23:29pm of the day before your planned visit.
(Please be careful. If you would like to visit the exhibition site on Monday, you have to register to purchase your ticket on line at the website, "Seven Ticket" (http://7ticket.jp/) by 23:29pm on Sunday. After purchase online you must go to a 7-11 store, present your registration number to the attendant and pay for your ticket there. They will print out and present you with the ticket at this time.

HOURS OF OPERATION FOR THE JAPANESE TEA STALL
*Open from 10:00am (Last order at 16:15pm)

ADMISSION FOR DESIGNATED DATE
*Admission to the Tea Stall and provision of the Tea Ceremony will only be possible on the date indicated on your ticket.

WHERE TO BUY THE TICKET
These tickets are sold only at the website "Seven Ticket" (http://7ticket.jp/)
*Ticket sales will cease once the set number of daily tickets is exhausted.

LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ON SALE
*There is a set maximum number of tickets for each day.

FOR INQUIRY ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
TEL: 050-5542-8600 (from October 28th (Friday) – December 12th (Monday) / 8:00am – 22:00 pm)

* Please bring the ticket for the Japanese Tea Ceremony to the Japanese Tea Stall located inside the event site.
* Seating will be provided as available and there may be a delay should there be large numbers of people or due to unforeseen events.
* You could enter and enjoy the tea ceremony only on the date designed within your ticket.
* The Tea Stall maybe closed in the event of inclement weather.
Should the exhibition be closed, for any reason, on the date of your ticket a full refund will be provided (to be issued within 2 to 14 days of cancellation) by the store of original purchase.
* In the event of inclement weather you can choose to enjoy the tea in the normal area, outdoors, or take it with you.
* If you lose your ticket refunds and replacements will not be available. Please hold your ticket until you are asked to provide it to the staff for the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
* The tickets are single use and please note that we will not be able to reissue your ticket.


Price for the Admission Ticket with Japanese Tea Ceremony (Tax included)
For the period from November 4th (Friday) – December 11th (Sunday)
*Except for the period from December 3rd (Saturday) – December 6th (Tuesday)
General
¥1,500
Junior High & High School
¥1,250
Elementary School
¥1,100
*1 Children under the age of 6yo can be provided with the same tea and sweets as a general ticket holder provided an extra 1,000 yen is paid at the Tea Stall on the day of your visit.
NOTICE: Admission Ticket for the Nijo Castle is also required to enter the exhibition. Please purchase it at the Nijo Castle Ticket Office.

TICKET PURCHASE
(Seven code : 050-575)


Price for the Admission Ticket with Japanese Tea Ceremony (Tax included)
For the period from December 3rd (Saturday) – December 5h (Monday)
General
¥2,100
Junior High & High School
¥1,600
Elementary School
¥1,300
*1 Children under the age of 6yo can be provided with the same tea and sweets as a general ticket holder provided an extra 1,000 yen is paid at the Tea Stall on the day of your visit.
NOTICE: Admission Ticket for the Nijo Castle is also required to enter the exhibition. Please purchase it at the Nijo Castle Ticket Office.

TICKET PURCHASE
(Seven code : 050-578)

Admission Ticket with the Kitchen Experience *Admission Date needs to be designated.

This a separate, special ticket which includes general admission and allows you to tour the Kitchen area which is normally closed to the public. Within the Kitchen area there is a charming "24 seasons and 72 climates" themed Kimono collection which shows a range of Kimono worn to express the minute changes in seasons delineated over set 5 day periods. Hidetomo Kimura supervised the designs of 30 Kimono, that are exhibited and changing with the seasons, in accordance with traditional styles. The view from the Kitchen areas provides an unrivaled vista of the courtyard of Ninomaru Palace and allows the automobiles on display to be seen from a different angle. This ticket provides access to the event itself as well as the unique opportunity to visit the Kitchen area and view the treasures inside.
SALES FOR PERIOD:
November 4th (Friday) – December 11th (Sunday)
*The price for the tickets will vary between December 3rd (Saturday) and December 6th (Tuesday) due to the special exhibition and events which will be will be held at this time.

TICKET SALES TIME LIMITS:
*Must purchase by 23:29pm of the day before your planned visit.
(Please be careful. If you would like to visit the exhibition site on Monday, you have to register to purchase your ticket on line at the website, "Seven Ticket" (http://7ticket.jp/) by 23:29pm on Sunday. After purchase online you must go to a 7-11 store, present your registration number to the attendant and pay for your ticket there. They will print out and present you with the ticket at this time.

HOURS OF OPERATION
9:00 – 17:00 (Last admission for Nijo Castle is 16:00 / Last admission for the event is 16:30)

ADMISSION FOR DESIGNATED DATE
*You could be admitted to enter the event site and tour the Kitchen area only for the date that you designated when you purchased the ticket.

WHERE TO BUY THE TICKET
These tickets are sold only at the website "Seven Ticket" (http://7ticket.jp/)

LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ON SALE
*There is a set maximum number of tickets for each day.
*Ticket sales will cease once the set number of daily tickets is exhausted.

FOR INQUIRY ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
TEL: 050-5542-8600 (from October 28th (Friday) – December 12th (Monday) / 8:00am – 22:00 pm)

* Please bring the ticket to the reception desk in the Kitchen located inside of the event site.
* Seating will be provided as available and there may be a delay should there be large numbers of people or due to unforeseen events.
* You could enter only on the date listed on your ticket. You could enjoy the Kitchen experience anytime you like during the day which is listed on your ticket.
* The Kitchen Experience maybe closed in the event of inclement weather.
Should the exhibition be closed, for any reason, on the date of your ticket a full refund will be provided (to be issued within 2 to 14 days of cancellation) by the store of original purchase.
* If you lose your ticket refunds and replacements will not be available. Please hold your ticket until you are asked to provide it to the staff for the Kitchen Experience.
* The tickets are single use and please note that we will not be able to reissue your ticket.


Price for the Admission Ticket with the Kitchen Experience (Tax included)
For the period from November 4th (Friday) – December 11th (Sunday)
*Except for the period from December 3rd (Saturday) – December 6th (Tuesday)
General
¥1,000
Junior High & High School
¥750
Elementary School
¥600
*2 Children younger than 6yo are free of charge for both admissions to the event site and the Kitchen as long as they are accompanied by a guardian.
NOTICE: Admission Ticket for the Nijo Castle is also required to enter the exhibition. Please purchase it at the Nijo Castle Ticket Office.

PURCHASE FOR THE TICKET
(Seven code : 050-577)


Price for the Admission Ticket with the Kitchen Experience (Tax included)
For the period from December 3rd (Saturday) – December 5h (Monday)
General
¥1,600
Junior High & High School
¥1,100
Elementary School
¥800
*2 Children younger than 6yo are free of charge for both admission to the event site and the Kitchen as long as they are accompanied by a guardian.
NOTICE: Admission Ticket for the Nijo Castle is also required to enter the exhibition. Please purchase it at the Nijo Castle Ticket Office.

PURCHASE FOR THE TICKET
(Seven code : 050-579)

Guest who purchased ticket at Seven-Eleven store will receive
a limited original badge as a special gift.

* Please exchange the ticket for the badge at the entrance of event site.
(It would be not valid if the ticket stub is detached.)
Event
* Image photo of the limited original badge
Click here for more detailed information about how to buy the Admission Tickets.
(Seven code : 050-431)
Special Tickets including "Admission Ticket with Japanese Tea Ceremony"
and "Admission Ticket with the Kitchen Experience" are sold at the website of "Seven Ticket"
For inquiries: 050-5542-8600 (Oct. 28th (Fri) - Dec.12th (Mon) 8:00 - 22:00)

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