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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Kanji Yumisashi

Central Ishinomaki Area

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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Storytelling Table Runner in Kokoro Forest

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Kanji Yumisashi
Storytelling Table Runner in Kokoro Forest, 2022

Kanji Yumisashi is a Tokyo-based artist born in 1986 in Mie Prefecture. He creates works based on original research into events, suicide, and memorials. Participating in a tree-planting project at Ishinomaki Minamihama Tsunami Memorial Park eventually led him to exhibit his work at Kokoro Forest Garden Cafe, the base for the tree-planting initiative. “Storytelling Table Runner is a project initiated by Tomoko Konoike in 2014 and the baton now passes to me to run a leg of this artistic relay race in Ishinomaki.” (Kanji Yumisashi)
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Translucent Forest

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Kanji Yumisashi
Translucent Forest, 2022

Kanji Yumisashi painted this work while imagining the future of Ishinomaki Minamihama Tsunami Memorial Park. “I took part in a tree-planting project in the wind-swept park. The trees we planted included jolcham oak, maple, and pine. These seeds were picked from Mount Hiyori, germinated, and grown into saplings. Not all the trees we managed and planted will survive; those that do will be selected by nature. What remains will remain, and how this place grows and changes will be left up to those trees. Eventually, squirrels, birds, and insects might inhabit them. I love it. I’m looking forward to it.” (Kanji Yumisashi)
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Reference Image

  • Kanji Yumisashi
    Photo by Takumi Suidu

  • Kanji Yumisashi
    The Hoe Warriors and the Iron Giant



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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