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The second phase of Social Art Lab’s 2018 educational exhibition “Shikanoshima Island: Myths of the Sea” is beginning!

The second phase of Social Art Lab’s educational exhibition “Shikanoshima Island: Myths of the Sea” is beginning!

Kyushu University Faculty of Design is holding “Shikanoshima Project 2018: Myths of the Sea” at its affiliated Social Art Lab. The project runs during three different periods in 2018. It has been developed in cooperation with the Shikaumi-jinja Shrine and local island residents along with the Fukuoka City Museum, which has been engaged in interdisciplinary studies of the interlinked history of culture and nature of Shikanoshima and the surrounding sea. Through this combination of an artistic approach with scholarly interdisciplinary studies, the project will provide people of all ages with opportunities to learn more about this unique island.

Up next is the second phase of this project, which will run from Saturday, October 27th to Saturday, November 24th. This phase includes one lecture by Ms Noriko Hirasawa, representative of the Shikaumi-jinja Shrine and another which traces the history of Genkainada trade routes and the cultural echoes of the past that remain in Shikanoshima today (this will also include a related tour). There will also be hands-on educational workshops: one where participants can learn ancient salt making techniques and another where participants can listen to underwater sounds. Please check the Social Art Lab website for event and application details.

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Shikanoshima Project 2018 (Second Phase) – Event Schedule

Lecture
“Shikanoshima as Sacred Ground”— Senior Shikaumi-jinja Shrine Priest Noriko Hirasawa discusses the island as a place of prayer.
Date: Octoder 27, 2018 (Saturday) 3 p.m.-5 p.m.(Reception Opens 2:30 p.m.)
Location: Kyushu University Ohashi Campus (Lunette)
Keynote Speaker: Noriko Hirasawa, Senior Priest at Shikaumi-jinja Shrine
Guest Speaker: Mikako Tomotari
Facilitator: Mamoru Fujieda
Entry Fee: Free (pre-registration not necessary)

Workshop – Listen to the Sea: Underwater Recordings
Date: November 11, 2018 (Sunday) 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.(Reception Opens 12:30 p.m.)
Meeting Place: Shikashima Cycle
Keynote Speaker: Shun Okazaki, Assistant: Takeyuki Obiya
Participation Fee: 1000 yen
Max. Participants: 15(Pre-registration mandatory, first-come first-served)
※In addition to participation fee, one drink minimum order per person
※Children are welcome to attend
※In case of rain, the workshop will be replaced by a mini-lecture on the sounds of living things underwater.

Workshop – Traditional Salt Making
Date: November 17, 2018 (Saturday) 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. (Reception Opens 12:30p.m.)
Location: Kyushu University Ohashi Campus (Design Common)
Keynote Speaker: Miyuki Fukuzono (Fukuoka City Museum)
Participation Fee: Free
Max. Participants: 20 (pre-registration required, first-come first-served)

Lecture – Archaeology and the Sea: Seafarers of the Genkainada
Date: November 17, 2018 (Saturday) 3p.m.–4:30p.m. (Reception Opens 2:45p.m.)
Location: Kyushu University Ohashi Campus (Design Common)
Keynote Speaker: Mikihiko Morimoto (Fukuoka City Museum)
Participation Fee: Free
Max. Participants: 40 (pre-registration required, first-come first-served)

Workshop – Peeling back Shikanoshima’s Layers of History: Buddhist Temple Tour
Location: November 24, 2018 (Saturday) 1p.m.–4p.m.(Reception Opens 12:30p.m.)
Meeting Place: Shōgonji Temple

Keynote Speaker: Kimiaki Yamazaki (Shōgonji Temple Chief Priest)
Navigator: Ryoko Hiyane (Shikanoshima Cultural Assocation) and others
Participation Fee: 1000 yen
Max. Participants: 25 (pre-registration required, first-come first-served)
※Children welcome (if old enough to sit and meditate)
※Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for light walking
※In case of light rain, we will likely proceed. In case of heavier rain or wind, we will have a meditation and lecture in Shōgonji Temple.

[How to Pre-Register]
Please visit the Social Art Lab website for details on how to pre-register.

[Contact Us]
Kyushu University Social Art Lab, Shikanoshima Group
Email: sal-sea@design.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Phone: 050-3573-4283

[Venue Information]
-Kyushu University Ohashi Campus (Lunette): 1-3-27 Ohashi, Minami Ward, Fukuoka City (1 minute walk from Ohashi station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta line)
-Kyushu University Ohashi Campus (Design Common): 4-9-1Shiobaru, Minami Ward, Fukuoka City (5 minute walk from Ohashi station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta line)
-Shikashima Cycle: 417-1 Shikanoshima, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City (3 minute walk from Shikanoshima Municipal Ferry Landing)
-Shōgonji Temple: 813-1 Shikanoshima, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City (6 minute walk from Shikanoshima Municipal Ferry Landing, paid parking available)

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General Director: Mamoru Fujieda (Professor, Faculty of Designis, Kyushu University)
Host Organization: Kyushu University Social Art Lab
Co-Organizer: Shikanoshima Cultural Association, Shikanoshima Independent Association
Cooperating Organizations: Shikaumi-jinja Shrine, Futaba Kindergarten, Fukuoka City Fishery Cooperative (Shikanoshima Branch), Shika Chamber of Commerce, Shika Agricultural Cooperative, Fukuoka City Museum
Sponsors: Fukuoka City, West Japan Newspaper (Nishinippon Shimbun), RKB Mainichi Broadcasting
Grant: The Nippon Foundation – “Japan and the Sea” PROJECT

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