to celebrate the release of yuki saito (anitoya)’s new film “free & easy – the world of peace and co-creation” and in the presence of the director, engawanoie will host a world premiere at cinema engawa on saturday, june 10, 2023 after sunset, which we are very proud of!
日時：2023年6月10日（土曜日）日が暮れたらスタート 会場：縁側の家（福島県双葉郡広野町下浅見川桜田104-1） ※シネマ縁側。ゆるゆるやります。飲み物・食べ物の持ち込み大歓迎！
date: saturday, june 10, 2023 around-after sundown
venue: engawanoie (104-1 sakurada shimoasamikawa hirono-machi, futaba-gun fukushima prefecture)
*it’s a cinema engawa: between the outside and inside. once the sun goes down, feel free to stop by with popcorn and your favorite beverage.
『free & easy – 平和と共創の世界』(36分、2023年)
監督・制作：齊藤勇樹 (anitoya) “free & easy – the world of peace and co-creation” (36 min., 2023) boarders: Kohei Watanabe, Yuhei Shiga, Yuki Saito, Yuko Endo, Kojiro Sukegawa, Kentaro Kobori, Nobuyuki Sakai, Teruki Horigome, Akitoshi Maruyama, Yuko Takahashi, Yukitada Anazawa, Runa Anazawa, Hajime Mizutake, Masayuki Suzuki, Naoki Sakuma, Daisuke Suzuki, Yasushi Kuromiya, Toru Fujieda, and more music: SOLO KEITA, Teruki Horigome editing: Yuki Saito, Yuhei Shiga filming: Yuki Saito, Yuko Endo, Yuhei Shiga, Akitoshi Maruyama director & production: Yuki Saito (anitoya)
how was our day on march 11, 2023? – yes, we had a very nice ordinary day. we met and surfed, ate and talked – that was all but isn’t that wonderful? now we are dreaming of march 11 becoming a day to look forward to being/spending time together, even if we are no longer around to organize it. so here’s a record of our ordinary but somehow slightly magical day on march 11, 2023, that we hope you enjoy!
oops, you don’t have enough time for that? no worries here’s the teaser.
The idea for “Ride the Waves on March 11” came about when Mihara stopped by engawanoie and was invited by the surfers to ride the waves and talk with them over a delicious meal. When I realized that the day I felt so special was an ordinary day in this area, I intuitively decided to make it a format that anyone could participate in on March 11. We would like to gather every year, making small changes to make it a fresh day for the locals as well.
3月11日に波に乗ろう / Ride the Waves on March 11th 
Places: Yotsukura Beach(Iwaki, Fukushima, JP)、engawanoie(Hirono, Fukushima, JP)
09:00 スタッフ集合 準備開始 / Staff gather for preparation
09:40 JR四ツ倉駅 参加者ピックアップ / Participants picking up at JR Yotsukura station
09:45 四ツ倉海水浴場駐車場 集合 / Meet at Yotsukura beach parking lot
10:30 浜へ インストラクターによるレッスン開始 / Go to Beach, Lesson by Instructor
12:00 終了〜着替え / Finish, change clothes
12:30 道の駅ならは天然温泉へ / Go to Hot Spa (Naraha Michinoeki)
13:15 縁側の家へ移動 / Go to engawanoie
13:50 特製ランチタイム / Special Lunch Time
14:46 黙祷 / a moment of silence
15:00 トークタイム（参加者全員で座談会）/ Talk time (Round table talk by all participants)
15:45 展覧会「縁側にて」レセプション / Exhibition “at Engawa” reception
16:00 終了 / End
exhibition “at engawa” – concurrent with “riding the waves on march 11” the engawanoie stands on a land which is clearly defined “here” and “there” by a line on the map. this one day exhibition “at engawa” invite you to reflect on shifting borders, sharing and body. we look forward to welcoming you with art works at “engawa”, a place witnessed the daily life of this land.
date/time: march 11, 2023, from 11:00 to 18:00 venue: engawanoie artists: marina komiya, atsuko murano abalos, pascal viout, soichiro mihara movie documentation: hirofumi nakamoto organizers: soichiro mihara, yosaku matsutani
event 1 “riding the waves on march 11, 2023”
since 2022, we, soichiro mihara (artist), yoichi matsutani (aesthete) and engawanoie, have been organizing the “riding the waves on march 11”. as a second edition for this year we will surf at yotsukura beach in iwaki city. we surf, eat and talk together. that’s all!
curious about the event? see the diary film (on january 14, 2023) by hirofumi nakamoto. and the documentation of last year’s event on march 11, 2022 by takamasa iwasaki.
check the exclusive one-day exhibition “at engawa” on the day!
I had the great honor to participate in the “ICAIOS – Public Discussion Series #91 Return to Surf in Post – Tsunami Aceh and Fukushima” on November 28, 2022. The discussion got me thinking about the connection between the ocean and people, and the environment and community in which people live.
So, here is a summary of the discussion in Japanese to share with our friends in Japan. The entire discussion was recorded and is available on ICAIOS’ Facebook page in English: here
11月28日にアチェ・ インド洋研究アチェ国際センター (ICAIOS – Aceh-International Center for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies)の トークイベント「Public Discussion Series #91 Return to Surf in Post – Tsunami Aceh and Fukushima(仮訳:アチェと福島 津波 の後で 再びサーフィンに)」に参加しました。海と人とのつながり、そして 人の生きる環境やコミュニティを考えさせられる内容でしたので、ぜひみんなと共有したくこちらレポートをお届けします。
本トークのタイトルでもある「Return to Surf in Post-Tsunami Aceh and Fukushima」(仮 訳:アチェと福島 津波の後で 再びサーフィンに)は ピーターさんとアダムさんの研究プロジェクト の一つ。土地や環境との関わりが深いスポーツ愛好家は、災害後の比較的早い段階でその土地に戻る、という世界各地での先行研究を踏まえた研究です。なお、たいていの場合、最初にその土 地に戻るのはサーファーだそう。人と環境、人と海との関係がどのように日常生活に影響を与える かを言語化するふたりの研究は、身体と土地の関わりに強くひかれてきた私には、とても興味深 い内容です。
Return to Surf in Post-Tsunami Aceh and Fukushim with Adam Doering | Lecturer at Wakayama University Yuko Takahashi | Surfer from Fukushima Sarani Pitor Pakan | Phd Writer at University of Otago, New Zealand Monday, 28 November 2022 | 10.00 AM (Ache)/ 12.00 AM (Japan UTC + 9) Anthony Reid Seminar Room, ICAIOS Live on ICAIOS Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ICAIOSAceh
I am very honored to have been invited to participate in a public discussion session on “Return to Surf in Post-Tsunami Aceh and Fukushima” organized by ICAIOS, Icaios Aceh-International Center for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies and looking forward to sharing our stories with member of ICAIOS, Adam Doering, Sarani Pitor Pakan and YOU! Everyone is welcome, so please join us!
we are very pleased to share with you today, the day of “riding the waves on march 11” which, took place as one of the side events of soichiro mihara‘s art project “blank projects“.
documented and directed by takamasa iwasaki
enjoy watching as much as we did that day!
every time I say “the sea of fukushima” i feel a tingle, but that’s our strength, isn’t it? like a tingle – chikkuri, chikkuri – I hope this beauty and story touches many people.
our friend, pascal is a french photographer who fell in love at first sight here and has been photographing ever since. that was in 2016 if i remember correctly, just a few weeks later he started a new life in Japan with his partner manon. today, in march of 2022, he is finally showing what he captured in fukushima at the slope gallery. together with the presentation of soichiro mihara’s “blank projects“, “umarekawaru” will be shown at the slope gallery until march 19. how you can miss this opportunity?!!
the online exhibition “blank projects” by soichiro mihara takes place online, which means you can visit it on your own devices whenever you want. here is an option: you can also visit the online exhibition on site at the slope gallery from march 9 to 19, where you will find the photo exhibition “umarekawaru” by pascal viot.
it was march 2021 when artist soichiro mihara and aesthete yosaku matsutani visited engawanoie and said, “i was introduced by curator yukiko shikata.” while we were having tea on the engawa (veranda), it was naturally decided to install mihara’s artwork in engawanoie. since the early summer of 2021, when it was actually installed, the “bell” has been quietly telling us about the existence of things we cannot see, but which are there. it rings, as it should, so casually that i feel that our narrative about this land is also as it should be.
the exhibition is streamed live (free/24 hours) from 15 venues including engawanoie.
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