Photo by T. Kuratani


About the artwork

The artist attempted to regenerate the site of a former branch school. The school building, made with wooden arches, can be divided into parts and moved as a “sleigh” in winter. The students from Senda School, the head school of the former branch, were invited to the school opening ceremony and a lecture was held about the history of their community. The old branch school building that used to stand there was once dragged down a snowy slope, but is still being used even today. This episode gave the artist a hint for thinking of a movable school.


Artwork no. K038
Production year 2006
Area Kawanishi
Village Nakasenda
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