Sending encouragement on the wind!
Susumu Shingu launched the art project Genki-nobori after the devastating Tohoku Earthquake.
Genki-nobori are a variation of the Japanese carp streamers. Written messages and drawings of encouragement on the white fabric of streamers shaped like long windsocks carry wishes and prayers of hope to the struggling people who have lived through the disasters. In response to Shingu's call, over 500 people from Japan, including people from Hyogo Prefecture that experienced the Kobe Earthquake, and abroad have participated in this project.
– "Genki-nobori are the ultimate form of wind-sculptures." Susumu Shingu –
Genki-nobori Workshops and Exhibits
- January 17, 2017 Nagisa Park in HAT Kobe
- January 17, 2016 Nagisa Park in HAT Kobe
- January 17, 2015 Nagisa Park in HAT Kobe
- January 17, 2014 Nagisa Park in HAT Kobe
- October 13, 2013 Arimafuji Park, Sanda
- February 9, 2013 Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo Culture
- July 29, 2012 Cultural Center of Natori
- April 22, 2012 Miyagi Museum of Art
- March 24, 2012 Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
- May 29, 2011 Sanda Studio
- May 19, 2011 Aino Nursery School