旅はすみか //  東京
Journey Itself Home // Tokyo


国際文化会館
六本木,  東京
7 月 16 日
International House of Japan
Tokyo, Japan
July // 2021
Throughout June and July, 2021, the NichiBei artist team shared the Journey Itself Home Voice Monuments with several communities in Tokyo.  The team was honored to discuss the process, challenges and impacts of creating this project during the time of COVID at the International House of Japan.  Known as the I House, this organization partners with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission to support all US fellows who come to Japan. Built in the 1950s in central Tokyo, this institution has been an anchor for architects, urban planners and cultural workers for decades.  In addition to an auditorium, the complex includes a small boutique hotel, an elegant restaurant, a treasured research library and a prized traditional Japanese garden.

Writer and art critic Taisuke Shimanuki thoughtfully led the conversation with engaging questions about the nature of our Japanese-American collaboration, the significance of the 10th anniversary of Tohoku 311 Disaster in our project, and  why we created a new form of haiku based on onomatopoetic sounds.

Before our artist talk, we shared the Koe No Kinen Hi Voice Monuments in the I-House’s exceptional garden.

Our presentation at the International House of Japan marked an important transition. We shifted from engaging our local community to an exhibition at the Setagaya Museum. We appreciate everyone who was able to attend the event during this incredibly difficult time. And we are ever-thankful to the I House team, Maeda san and Nikaido san, for their tremendous support of our work.

ご参加くださった方々、ありがとうございました!



イベントビデオをご覧ください



WATCH THE EVENT VIDEO






阿部 浩之
Hiroyuke Abe

遠藤 夏香
Natsuka Endo

島貫泰介
Taisuke Shimanuki

スー・マーク
Sue Mark

ブルース・ダグラス
Bruce Douglas
2019-2021 Journey Itself Home. All rights reserved.