The Thunderstorm is Slowly Approaching

Photo by MIYAMOTO Takenori + SENO Hiromi


About the artwork

In Chinese tradition, dragon dances were held in early spring to invite the rains and bring prosperity and a good harvest. Qiu Zhijie’s work centers on a camouflage-pattern dragon costume hung alongside a camouflage-pattern painting. Ten people take the costume and perform a ceremonial dance that ends with the return of the dragon to its original position before the painting, thereby completing the cycle of hiding, unveiling and hiding again.


Artwork no. T183
Production year 2009
Area Tokamachi
Village Myokayama
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