Susumu Shingu
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June 21, 2014 —
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Susumu Shingu WIND MUSEUM Sculpture garden in Arimafuji Park, Sanda, Hyogo with twelve wind sculptures and the Satoyama-windmill donated by Shingu who lives and works in Sanda. Widely known for his sculptures that move by the natural energy of wind and water, Shingu’s sculptures here each dance differently in the breeze, sending us their messages from nature. This is the only place in the world where many of Shingu’s sculptures can be enjoyed in the outdoors.
Kazemü Executive Committee, represented by Susumu Shingu, has been organizing open-air performances twice a year in WIND MUSEUM since May, 2015.

Hokusetsu Satoyama-Wind Museum
September, 2013 — Nobember 9, 2014
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Hokusetsu Satoyama Wind Museum was launched with Susumu Shingu, the Sanda based artist, as one of the projects of Hokusetsu Satoyama Museum by Hyogo Prefecture. Satoyama means the natural environment around people. Susumu Shingu's Windmill, named "Satoyama Windmill," was donated to the prefecture and installed at the Lawn Plaza of Arimafuji Park as the symbol of transmission of information in Satoyama.
This project will continue to have workshops regularly with children in order to give them occasions to think about how we should live in the future keeping good relation with surrounding nature.

Genki-nobori NEW
May 19, 2011 —
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"Genki-nobori" is the project that Shingu launched after the devastating Tohoku Earthquake.
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. These streamers will keep traveling, sending encouragement on the wind.

Atelier in the Rice Paddies
June 11 — September 25, 2011
"Atelier in the Rice Paddies" is a project to play and learn with children in the rice paddies lasting around four months through the change of seasons from the time of planting to the time of harvest.
We'll try to discover how we should live in the future on this planet by learning from nature.
This is the first step forward to realize Shingu's longtime dream project, Breathing Earth - the self-sustaining village that functions on natural energy.

breathing earth
Breathing Earth NEW
May, 2009 —
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Breathing Earth is a self-sustaining village that operates with the natural energies of wind and sunlight.
Susumu Shingu, who has been making sculptures that move by the natural energies of wind and water, is planning to realize this project on Earth.

wind caravan
June, 2000 — December, 2001
" Wind Caravan - Observation of Our Planet " is an attempt to find out how we can live in harmony with nature and what is true happiness through artistic activities and cultural exchange with local people.
Wind activated sculptures by Susumu Shingu traveled around the world in one year and a half, visiting six of the most characteristic natural environments on Earth.

update on May 14, 2019

» 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
» Genki-nobori exhibit at Nagisa Park in HAT Kobe on January 17, 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
» Two picture books by Susumu Shingu have come out! With the Sun by Crayon House and Traveling Wind by BL Publishing.


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