Hello! we are usaginingen is a duo of artists, Shinichi Hirai and Emi Hirai. “Usagi” means “rabbit” and “Ningen” means “human” in Japanese, so “Usagi+Ningen” together makes “rabbit human”. We perform as an audio/visual artist duo, with visual and music equipment we have invented.
We have performed at international music, art, Film festivals and educational institutions, including Fusion Festival[DE], Vision’R Festival[FR], roBOt07 Festival[IT], Flatpack Film Festival[UK], Antimatter Media Art[CA] and Barents Spektakel[NO,RU]. In 2014, We are awarded the Iceland Reykjavik Visual Music Punto y Raya Festival in the Live Cinema category. We have performed 21 countries 51 cities (as of January 2017)


We were awarded the prize for World OMOSIROI Award 3rd by Osaka Knowledge Capital.

We began the theater called Teshima Usaginingen Theater on Teshima island on the 23rd of April 2016.


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We appeared in the website of Goethe-Institut Japan.

We won the award in the Live Cinema competition of Reykjavik Visual MusicPUNTOyRAYA Festival 2014.