Saturday, August 20, 2011
Returning the Seaweed to the Sea--an art exhibit on Shiraishi Island
Here are some photos to go with my article in the Japan Times about artist Tanotaiga and his seaweed boat art project. The article is called Returning the Seaweed to the Sea which talks about the history of the seaweed trade on Shiraishi Island. Tanotaiga made his boat out of Shiraishi nori (seaweed) and launched it over Obon.
Nonetheless, the boat is a success! He was able to take some children onboard as well.