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.
Stone and Makoto designed by Andreas Schneider / published by Edition Patrick Frey I had met Makoto Fujiwara, a Japanese sculptor only once before he pass away. Translating this huge project to document his work was like challenging to solve a riddle that Makoto left for fun. Every time I stumbled upon a difficult question, I saw his smiling face in my mind and I felt as if I were actually having a dialogue with him. Moreover, like a bonus point for a difficult question, each time an interesting back story came out from Andreas! It was a very happy time for me. I feel very honored to have been involved in the editing and translation of this project, which is fulled of love.
swiss-japanese chamber of commerce / young professionals- lunch&learn: fukushima on wednesday, april 28th, 2021 at 12:00 (cet) / 19:00 (jst) talking about fukushima in public has been my great fear. obviously its a pandora’s box. can i left some in my box at the end, like pandra left hope in her box? i am not sure about taht…. but i would appreciate it if you could be a witness on my journey!
more info.: – sjcc – registration: here
スイス日本商工会議所 young professionals- lunch&learn: fukushima 4/28（水）19:00 -（日本）/ 12:00 -（中央ヨーロッパ） 大事な大事な故郷の福島について、公の場で話をするというのは、とても恐ろしいことです。パンドラの箱そのものです。でも、もしかしたら、パンドラが希望を箱に残したように、私の箱にも何か残るかもしれません。そんな微かな希望を持ち、愛する故郷とサーフコミュニティについて、お話をすることにしました。惨敗するかもしれない私の大冒険を見ていただけたら嬉しいです。
詳細: sjcc （オンライン開催・使用言語英語） 申込（無料）: here