Photo by MIYAMOTO Takenori + SENO Hiromi


About the artwork

This was a project to create a rainbow over the village. A massive curtain of mist was made so that a rainbow would appear when sunlight penetrated it. The rainbow only appeared for approximately 10 minutes in the afternoon on a sunny day. The artist carefully chose this spot overlooking the village by considering, among other factors, the position of the sun during the Triennial. The “Rainbow-Making Machine” was switched on in a ceremonial manner, accompanied by festive drum music. The music was a traditional composition by the village of Hachi that is played by children at school. For this piece, village residents participated by playing the music.


Artwork no. T174
Production year 2009
Area Tokamachi
Village Hachi
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