Sanriku International Arts Festival Vertical “Coloring the Railroad” Sanriku by Three Photographers -Ishikawa Naoki Edition
This project invites three photographers to the Sanriku coast in 2021, 10 years after the earthquake. The three photographers, who have had a unique relationship with Sanriku, will experience and capture the life, culture, and nature, among other things, in Sanriku from their own perspectives. Photographer Ishikawa Naoki will walk the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail, a long trail connecting the Pacific coast from Kaburajima, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture to Matsukawaura, Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, and exhibit his photographs and video interviews regarding the process, in Sanriku Railway cars. In March, a live talk session titled “Sanriku by Three Photographers” (Asada Masashi, Ishikawa Naoki, and Tatsuki Masaru) will be held.
Project: 2021 Japan Expo Sponsored and Co-sponsored Project, Sanriku International Arts Festival Vertical “Coloring the Railroad” Sanriku by Three Photographers
1. Photographer: Ishikawa Naoki
2. Project Summary
Focusing on the nature of Sanriku, Mr. Ishikawa will walk and photograph along the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail
Documenting Period: June – December
3. Exhibition (Santetsu ART GALLERY)
• Dates:10–31 March, 2022
• Location: Sanriku Railway cars and other locations
4. Live Talk Session
• Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022 (tentative)
• Location: Miyako Civic Cultural Hall
Hachinohe CityHachinohe is a city of dual natures: a port town and an urban city district.
Hashikami TownThe Strata of Cultures Passed Down from Ancient Times
Hirono TownBeautiful life with blessings from the mountains and the sea
Kuji CityA far northern town of ama or female shell divers, rich in underground natural resources.
Noda VillageA popular destination on the Michinoku Costal Trail
Fudai VillageA village with a shrine where Minamoto no Yoshitsune is said to have prayed.