Reborn-Art Festival

Altruism and Fluidity [ Second Term ]  August 20 (SAT) – October 2 (SUN), 2022    *Closed on August 24 (WED), September 7 (WED), 14 (WED)

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Mariko Asabuki and Kanji Yumisashi

Central Ishinomaki Area

Mariko Asabuki
Novelist. Known for her multilayered depictions of time. Born in 1984. Made her debut with "Trajectory" in 2009. Became the youngest winner of the Prix des Deux Magots for the same work in 2010. Awarded the Akutagawa Prize for "Kikotowa". Other works include Timeless. She has also carried out reading of her works across multiple genres, including at the Centre Pompidou-Metz Japanorama exhibition.

Kanji Yumisashi
Born in Mie Prefecture in 1986
Tokyo base
Continue to create with the themes of "suicide" and "consolation". After graduating from Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, he started a video production company in Nagoya with his student friends. After resigning as a representative, he moved to Tokyo, and in 2015, when he was studying as the first student of Genron Chaos * Lounge New Art School, his mother, who had lost his physical and mental balance after a traffic accident, died on his own. A "bird motif with a ring" emerged before the casket, and it is the core of his expression that appears repeatedly in many subsequent works. From 2021, a project to think about past wars centered on "Manchuria" was started.

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Swimming Town

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Mariko Asabuki and Kanji Yumisashi
Swimming Town, 2022

Kanji Yumisashi is a Tokyo-based artist born in 1986 in Mie Prefecture. He creates works based on original research into events, suicide, memorials, and other subjects. This work is jointly created with Mariko Asabuki. “I’m going to create a work based on what I happened to experience, such as the things I saw and ate as well as the stories I heard from local residents while visiting Ishinomaki. As an outsider, I would like to paint various aspects related to memories of the city as much as possible.” (Kanji Yumisashi)
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Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22
Second Term
Altruism and Fluidity

[ Period ]

August 20 (SAT) – October 2 (SUN), 2022
*Closed on August 24 (WED),
September 7 (WED), 14 (WED)

[ Venue ]

Ishinomaki City
(Central Ishinomaki,
Memorial Park area, Watanoha),

Oshika Peninsula
(Momonoura-Oginohama, Ayukawa)

in Miyagi Prefecture

[ Viewing Times ]

Ishinomaki City area
10:00 - 17:00 (final admission at 16:30)

Oshika Peninsula area

10:00 - 16:00
(final admission at 15:30)

Saturdays, Sundays,
Public holidays
10:00 - 17:00
(final admission at 16:30)

*Hours may differ depending on the facility and work.

[ Organizers ]

Reborn-Art Festival Executive Committee
ap bank

[ Co-organizers ]

Miyagi Prefecture /
Ishinomaki City /
Shiogama City /
Higashimatsushima City /
Matsushima Town /
Onagawa Town /
Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co. /
JR East-Sendai

[ Grant ]

The Agency for Cultural Affairs,
Government of Japan in the fiscal

[ Sponsors ]


[ Supporters ]

Tohoku Broadcasting Co., Ltd. /
Sendai Television Incorporated /
Miyagi Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. /

[ Special cooperation ]

Reborn-Art Festival Ishinomaki Executive Committee

[ Cooperation ]

Ishinomaki Mill, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
Ishinomaki Senshu University
FSX, Inc.

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