【Important Notice for All Applicants】Cancellation of the Invitation of Overseas Selected Applicants to the Public Judging

Thank you very much for your participation from all over the world to the “Kengo Kuma & Higashikawa” KAGU Design Competition.

Initially, we had planned to invite all 10 selected applicants who will be announced in mid-May, to the public judging on June 26th 2021 in Higashikawa town, Hokkaido.

However, we regretfully have to announce that we cannot invite the finalists living outside of Japan, as it is extremely difficult to invite them since the restrictions on entry to Japan are not expected to be eased.

In accordance with this change, the public judging will be held without overseas finalists (except for people who have already entered and are staying in Japan such as students). The presentation of the selected applicants, including those from overseas, will be made by video submitted in advance.

We are planning to invite the overseas finalists, who are unable to visit Higashikawa town this time, as guests for the public presentation at the 2nd competition to be held next year.

We are very sorry to announce this to participants, however, we would like to ask for your understanding regarding this matter.