Ⓒ Rikimaru Hotta
Thanks to our peaceful surroundings, we can hold our Music Festival in Japan.
Hoping people around the world can have this same fortune very soon, I will perform with my whole
heart as Beethoven enthusiastically expressed the tolerance and solidarity of human beings.
I wish children a peaceful future and hope they will actively strive for peace.
I am happy if I can share this thinking with many people.
Musicused: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, op. 23 Performance at a concert conducted by Antonio Pappano at the 3rd MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu in 2001
[KABOSU] With a fresh aroma and strong sour taste. Kabosu citrus makes the perfect companion for a range of dishes, including grilled fish, sashimi and miso soup.
[CULTURE] Oita has abundant historical and cultural heritages. These treasures of Oita include Usa Jingu, the head Hachiman shrine protecting the nation, and Fukiji Temple, the oldest wooden structure in the Kyushu area of the western part of Japan.
[NATURE] Amidst a wealth of nature with a mild climate, people enjoy the diversity of the scenery and the significant changes in the view through the four seasons.
[ONSEN] From sand and mud to steam, visitors can enjoy a rich, unique variety of hot springs boasting of being number one in Japan for water volume and the number of springs.