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Genki Caravan Yuriage

August 11 - 19, 2012 (around the Fishing Port of Yuriage, Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture)

Art Project "Genki Caravan Yuriage" in the stricken area of Yuriage to send wishes on the wind for repose of souls and for reconstruction. The group of 21 wind-sculptures of Wind Caravan that visited the six of remote places on the Earth and 120 Genki-nobori, drawn by children, friends and families, dance in the air.

Organized by : Miyagi Museum of Art, Executive Committee of Genki Caravan Yuriage
Supported by : Natori City, Board of Education of Natori, Tourism Association of Natori, The Community Cafe of Yuriage

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July 29, 2012   Pre-Event Workshop - Drawing on the Genki-noboriOpen or Close

10:00 - 16:00 Cultural Center of Natori / Small Hall.
Starting with the speech of the mayor of Natori, 62 local participants drew earnestly their wishes and prayers on the Genki-nobori.

August 9 & 10, 2012   Installation of Wind Caravan sculpturesOpen or Close

09:00 - around the Fishing Port of Yuriage .
More than 100 people including volunteers, the staff of Miyagi Museum of Art and Shingu Atelier collaborated to assemble and install the Wind Caravan sculptures around the Fishing Port of Yuriage and exhibit Genki-nobori at three different places near the port.

August 11 - 12, 2012   "Genki Caravan Yuriage" openedOpen or Close

The participants offered a silent prayer to the victims at 14:46, the time when the Tohoku Earthquake hit the region. It was followed by the performance of the saxophone by a local musician.
As the requiem for the victims, the participants wrote messages on the pinwheels and stabbed them on the slope of Hiyoriyama Schrine, so that the pinwheels shape the characters of "Genki".
The dance performance of "Ocean Star" was dedicated to the victims from 17:00.
In the following morning of August 12, people gathered at 5:00 am to make wishes of hope in the morning sunlight on a hot air balloon, operated by the local team, "Balloon Boys."

August 19, 2012   Removal of Wind Caravan sculpturesOpen or Close

09:00 - around the Fishing Port of Yuriage.
Dismantling and removal of Wind Caravan sculptures with the help of volunteers

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update on July 22, 2019

» Exhibit “Susumu Shingu - Une utopie d'aujourd'hui” at Chambord Castle / October 6, 2019 - March 15, 2020
» New pop-up book by Susumu Shingu will be released this fall!
» Noh of the Wind III at Susumu Shingu WIND MUSEUM on May 11, 2019
» Commemorative project of 150th Anniversary of Hyogo Prefecture “ Dialogue: Keiko Nakamura x Susumu Shingu” at Kyosei Center in Arimafuji Park, Recreation Zone on March 2nd, 2019
» Exhibit “Susumu Shingu - SPACESHIP” at MUDAM Luxembourg / May 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019
» Exhibit “COSMOS - Susumu Shingu” at Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger in Paris / May 15 - September 22, 2018


Peter Buchanan, Renzo Piano, Jirí Kylián and Yusuke Nakahara
Paris: Editions Cercle d'Art


Susumu Shingu

BRAIN CENTER price 3,000 Yen + tax
128 pages with 90 photographs in color
format: 20cm x 21cm (English edition)

The book with beautiful photographs to illustrate the magnificent art project, Wind Caravan.

Shingu - Message from Nature

Shingu - Message from Nature
Renzo Piano, Pierre Restany and Susumu Shingu
New York: Abbeville Press Publishers
price US$125
287 pages