Activities so far

Summary of activities relating to “Landscape and mind, and the project for creating scenery” (2013).

Date Location Matter Content
2013/11/13 Sendai, Arahama, temporary housing "Meeting to talk about the old days" event Participation in the event "Meeting to talk about the old days" was held at the temporary housing in Minamikoizumi.
12/7〜12/11 Sendai, Ishinomaki, Onnagawa, Kesennuma, Rikuzentakata, Ofunato, Kamaishi Hearing with local partners, stakeholder meeting, landscape photography A meeting before photographing the marathon; a consultation dedicated to the residents and current conditions of the reconstruction activities of Ofunato and Rikuzentakata; followed by shooting the nearby landscape.
2014/1/12〜1/14 Kesennuma, Rikuzentakata, Ofunato Field survey, a visit to the Ofunato Marathon and shooting A visit to and shooting the scenery of Kesennuma and Rikuzentakata, as well as a visit to the Ofunato Marathon which has been in operation for over 50 years. There was also a meeting with the local media to exchange opinions, and another one with local businesses to explain current and future plans, whilst asking for cooperation.
1/15〜1/17 Ofunato Shooting the traditional event "Yoshihama Suneka" Hearing with the locals, shooting in and around Yoshihama and the "Yoshihama Suneka". There was also a preliminary inspection of the venue for the year-end event.
1/23〜1/27 Ichinoseki, Sendai, Kesennuma, Rikuzentakata, Ofunato Visiting sites, research and information collection The purpose of the visit was to understand the current condition of the reconstruction site better. Furthermore, there was a visit and presentation about the project at Sendai Mediatheque in order to establish a relationship with local agencies and gain their cooperation.
1/23〜1/27 Rikuzentakata, Kesennuma, Namie Rikuzentakata event "Walking person", gathering material, collecting film and shooting in Ofunato A visit to the event "Walking person" from January 24th to 27th in Rikuzentakata, Kesennuma and Namie to shoot and collect material. During this time we also conducted a photoshoot of Ofunato's landscape and collected film.
2014/1/30 Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku, Center Building 3rd lecture room A lecture was held on the theme of "Art as Social Infrastructure" in connection to the Tohoku reconstruction In order to make the current situation of Tohoku and reconstruction activities known to the younger generation, a lecture was held for university students. The practical lesson focused on people who took part in the "walking person" event.
2/12〜2/14 Kesennuma, Ofunato "Meeting to talk about the old days", shooting landscape around Ofunato and collecting film During the "Meeting to talk about the old days", the people spoke about what was being projected on the screen. Furthermore, the landscape was photographed in Rikuzentakata, Kesennuma and Ofunato; a meeting with the providers of video footage; and a collection of film and other materials.
2/26〜2/28 Ichinoseki, Sendai, Kesennuma, Ofunato Shooting and investigating sights for sketching As previously arranged, we had a meeting with the Restoration Map Center to investigate the contents of collected materials. Plus, there was a workshop to collect photographic paintings, and a plan to record the current devastated coastal areas through sketches.
3/12〜3/13 Ichinoseki, Sendai, Kesennuma, Ofunato In relation to the upcoming event for sketches, a field survey and public relation activities were held in the local area A field survey and planning in preparation for the sketches. Moreover, there were visits to each organisation in relation to the upcoming event and other public relations activities.
3/19〜3/21 Ichinoseki, Kesenuma, Ofunato Field survey, shooting information and collecting footage from donors Additional film and old footage from contributors were collected. Other footage, focusing on the area including and around Ofunato, was recorded in order to understand the current situation of the area better.
2014/3/28 Ofunato Rias Hall Event "Reviving Ofunato" The event was held at Ofunato Rias Hall where locals were invited to a breakfast meeting. During this event, a keynote speech and panel discussion concerning the theme "Landscaping the scenery of the hometown" occurred, as well as a painting workshop for local children. In addition, a montage of the video footage collected that thus far was screened. Another event entitled "Talk about the old days" was held at the local center for the elderly, in the form of interviews. Moreover, there was a screening of the films provided by the locals and a movie contest, and there was also live performances by university students.

Summary of activities relating to “Landscape and mind, and the project for creating scenery” (2014).

Date Location Matter Content
6/17 Sendai Cook-off The first meeting at the start of the year at Sendai Mediatheque.
7/18〜7/19 Ofunato Screening, talking about the past and sketches Announcement of works in relation to Ofunato. Meeting in nursing homes to talk about the past and interviewing the participants. Sketching Ofunato city.
9/16〜9/19 Ofunato, Miyako Shooting the landscape and gathering donated material Landscape shooting of Goishi coast in Ofunato, Miyako and Jodogahama, as well as interviewing the providers of video footage from Ofunato.
9/19〜9/21 Near Iwaki Field survey, sketches and collecting Sketches were drawn based on tour by a local storyteller, and given hints of the landscape before the earthquake through the help of local folklore.
2014/9/29 Morioka "New Tohoku" public-private cooperation promotion meeting and mixer Participation in the presentation and explanation of the project with the purpose of making it more famous, at the meeting's exhibition booth. Networking with potential future business partners and other organisations involved with reconstruction projects.
10 Miyagi prefecture, Minamisanriku Meeting to talk about the old days "Meeting to talk about the old days" was conducted in a temporary housing in the Forrest of Minamisanrikuheisei. A discussion with the residents' association about the current conditions occred.
2014/10/24 Tokyo, Marunouchi Hall "The reconstruction of scenery and mind" Announcing this project, screening the film "Reviving Ofunato", and a conference concerning landscape and reconstruction was conducted as part of Tohoku's reconstruction efforts.
2014/10/29 Koriyama "New Tohoku" public-private cooperation promotion meeting and mixer Participation in the presentation and explanation of the project with the purpose of making it more famous, at the meeting's exhibition booth. Networking with potential future business partners and other organisations involved with reconstruction projects.
2014/12/3 Morioka Field survey and filming Recording the scenery of local Morioka and Tohoku, and a meeting commenced with Urban Development contractors from Iwate, about the current state of reconstruction.
2014/12/22-23 Sendai coast Footage from the coastal areas and a field survey in Sendai In order for musical composers to get an impression of Sendai, a visit and photoshoot of Sendai's coastal areas and places such as Arahama, was planned.
2015/1 Tokyo, Koto, Shinnome Meeting to talk about the past A screening of old films at a private home in Shinonome (rented housing for evacuees of the Fukushima nuclear power plant), a discussion of the current situation and scheduling new recording sessions.
2015/2/2〜2/4 Sendai Mediatheque The reconstruction of scenery and mind A lecture discussing the complications of this business year, a panel discussion, a screening of the video footage collected from various locations, and a presentation of the works and materials centered around the theme of the scenery of Tohoku.