“Nite hi WORKS” is an art project by artist Minoru Inayoshi and actor Azusa Watanabe. They are engaged in creating upcycled art works and spaces (art renovation), utilizing waste materials, and operating an art community lounge. The concept is “changing something from the original to something now” by unexpectedly and freely adding different languages (ideas) from different eras, cultures and many other things “different.”
In 2010, Inayoshi and Watanabe encountered an old building of a former bank in Wakaba town, Naka ward, an area where multinational people live. They lived there, operating an art space “nitehi works.” Relocated to a two-story old private house in Sueyoshi town, on the back street of the former office in 2017, they have expanded a “turning art lounge” named “Up cycling love at art” or “Yutakana Ibasyo” in the town.
Currently, it has four permanent bases, including “nitehi works”, “BankART AIR R16”, “Kitanaka Brick”, and “Taisei Porch,” nurturing the individuality of each area while traveling around Yokohama. The works are displayed on travelling exhibitions in the town. They have created “everyday scenery” from “something that is originally something different.”