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Facing the Sky, Ocean, and Kinkasan at the Edge of the Peninsula

White Road



Facing the Sky, Ocean, and Kinkasan at the Edge of the Peninsula

The white road extends through the woods, up toward the sky, and to the sea. Approaching Kinka san, at the point where waves are visible, can’t you see the birds frolicking there? That is the place to rediscover nature.(SHIMABUKU)

  • MADE IN 2019
  • OPEN
  • PLACE : Manjishita-1-5 , Ayukawahama, Ishinomaki


Artist. Born in 1969 in Kobe, Japan. After living in Berlin, Germany for 12 years, Shimabuku moved to Naha in 2017 where he is currently based. From the beginning of the 1990s, he has travelled to various places in Japan and overseas, creating performances and installations that consider the daily lives and cultures of people he encounters, as well as new forms of communication. Full of poetic sentiment and humor while also inspiring people in metaphorical ways, his style has gained a worldwide reputation. Shimabuku has participated in group shows at Centre Pompidou in Paris and Hayward Gallery in London, and in numerous international exhibitions including Venice Biennale (2003, 2017), the São Paulo Biennial (2006), Havana Biennal (2015) and Lyon Biennale (2017). He also participated in the previous Reborn-Art Festival, presenting a work called Erect at Norihama in Ayukawa. Large-scale solo exhibitions are planned in 2020 throughout Europe. His work is in the collections of various art museums and art centers, including Centre Pompidou and Noveau Musee National de Monaco in Monaco. His books include Opening the Door (Little More Books), and the picture book Cucumber Journey (Shogakukan).


Photo : Noguchi Rika


Ayukawa is at the southern end of the Oshika Peninsula, about a one-hour drive from the city center. There is a spectacular sea view of Kinkasan Island, one of the three great mystical sites of Oshu (the old name of northeastern Honshu). Off the coast of Kinkasan is one of the world’s three most abundant fisheries, where the Kuroshio and Oyashio ocean currents meet, and the area once flourished as a base for whaling. "Ayukawahama Visitors Center" is scheduled to open here in 2019. "Whale Town Oshika" will open in 2020.

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Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22
— Altruism and Fluidity —

【 Period 】

ONLINE : Jan 6 (Wed) 2021 -
SUMMER : Aug 11 (Wed/holi) 2021 - Sep 26(Sun) 2021
SPRING : Aip 23(Sat)2022 - Jun 5(Sun)2022
※ There will be a maintenance day during the session.

【 Venue 】

ー Summer ー
Central Ishinomaki
Oshika peninsula(Momonoura、Oginohama、kozumihama、Ayukawa、and more...)

ー Spring ー

【 Organizers 】

Reborn-Art Festival Executive Committee,
ap bank

【 Grants 】

the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2021

【 Translation 】
hanare × Social Kitchen Translation

【 Web direction 】