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Oki Art Trial 2014

Asahi Art Festival 2014

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Ika (squid) is a celebrated symbol of Nishinoshima Island, but there is currently a gap between people’s ideas and reality. Our art group aims to bring island folklore, important traditional places and local industry back to life, as well as re-create the “Legend of the Squid” in order to bridge this gap. While there is a decline in traditional processed marine products in Nishinoshima, we hope that through art, we may be able to find a way to solve this issue. Using the local town symbol, ika, as our central theme, we want to learn and share this traditional knowledge with the local people in modern-day Nishinoshima. Our activities will include workshops on how to make traditional marine products and also work together to re-create the place of the legendary squid (Squid Harbor) through art.

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Oki Art Trial

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Organization: Executive Committee (Private Organization) Established:2006 (Group name changed in 2011) Participants: 11 Goal: To bring artists from the mainland to the Oki Islands to actively collaborate with local people and search for connections that will have positive benefits for both the artists and the local community.

2014 年度参加団体