Burning Japan is an event inspired by Burning Man, an annual event held in the state of Nevada in the United States. At Burning Japan, the participants are not bystanders but the main protagonists. Sharing instead of trading is one of the main principles of this unique event. People gather bringing everything necessary to survive during the event, they share and admire artworks, music or dance performances. During Burning Japan, the venue becomes a fictitious city and when finished it returns to its original state.
Anyone can be a participant of Burning Japan. We are continually welcoming and respecting new members. There are no requirements for participating in our community.
Cold beers, small accessories, helping to pitch a tent, lending an instrument- it’s fun to give to others. Instead of exchanging, let’s enjoy the simple act of giving.
You cannot buy anything at Burning Japan. This is a community that has distanced itself from “business.” There are no sponsors or advertisements in order to enable us to realize that there are things more important than money.
You are responsible for taking care of yourself in Burning Japan’s “less than ideal environment,” including everything from food and water to transportation and clean-up.
Please do as you truly like and be the person whom you wish to be. The community of Burning Man acknowledges and accepts any form of self-expression. At the same time, we seek of you to do the same with the members around you.
Whether it be a full collaboration or subtle communication, the heart of Burning Japan lies in cooperation. Do something that you cannot achieve by yourself; this is another one of the appeals of Burning Japan.
Burning Japan respects the rules of society. This of course includes refraining from illegal activities. We expect our participants to be aware of their civic duties and to develop a friendly relationship with the town, regional community, and land through mutual respect.
Cast no dirt in the well that gives you water. In order to protect the environment, we take care to leave absolutely no garbage at the site. We take time at the conclusion of the event to gather our belongings and waste and leave the site cleaner than when we arrived.
In order to have a wonderful experience, participants should be enthusiastic and proactive in their involvement. Once you express yourself, partake in somebody’s camp, or help out, you are a member of Burning Japan.
You cannot have the exact same experience twice. Forget about the small details. Participate, express, and experience. Let’s direct all of our focus on this moment that we have now.
Burning Japan is happening at the same beautiful location in Gunma. Please mark your calendar and start planning!
Saturday, October 12th – Monday, October 14th (Holiday in Japan)
at Hoshimata Tsumagoi-mura, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma prefecture, JAPAN
There are more first timers who discover “Burning Japan” while they are trying to search for “Burning man” these days. We like to offer some readings about what is different and what is intended to be the same between Burning man in the states and Burning Japan.