Exhibition in Kagoshima showcasing free papers – Conveying the creators’ intentions

PUBLISHED Aug 2, 2023

View of the Exhibition

The “Kagoshima Local Free Paper Exhibition” is currently underway on the first floor of the Kagoshima Kenmin Koryu Center east wing (Yamashitacho, Kagoshima City).

The exhibition is organized by the Kagoshima Prefecture Coexistence and Collaboration Center, also known as “Cocollabo.” Cocollabo supports the activities of NGOs, local community groups, and volunteers. Even in the age of digitalization, some groups continue to publish information through print media, infusing it with various purposes and intentions. Cocollabo organized the event to reassess the role of community-focused free papers in conveying local information.

The exhibition showcases free papers created by 17 organizations, including NGOs, community councils, local community groups, private companies, municipal public relations departments, and local vitalization cooperators. Papers collected from various places in Kagoshima, such as Kinko Otemoto, which portrays daily life in Kinkocho, and KOSHIKI ZINE, which focuses on the people living on Koshikijima Island, are on display. Each paper is introduced with comments about the enjoyable and challenging aspects of production. The Meizan Shinbun, a 200-copy publication created by Child Reporters from Kagoshima City, is also featured. Free papers for visitors to take home are also available.

Miho Yamamoto, in charge of the exhibition, said, “We hope you encounter free papers brimming with regional affection and individuality and understand their significance and the creators’ intentions.”

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Admission is free, and there is free parking for up to 2 hours. The exhibition will run until September 27.

  • Collected from various places within the prefecture

  • Example of panel display