Where Has the River Gone?

Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu


About the artwork

This 3.5 kilometer long installation recreates the long-ago course of the Shinano River with some 600 yellow flags. The river, which used to describe a serpentine course, has been transformed by dams and the paving of its banks with concrete, sharply affecting the volume of water it carries and the ecosystems it now supports.


Artwork no. N008
Production year 2000 2018
Area Nakasato
Village Kaino
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