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In Japan, festivals are boldly taking art into the countryside

Rural trainstation platform with Spaceman sitting on bench. Artwork piece, not actual person.
Image courtesy of Ichihara ART X MIX Committee

January 18, 2022

Professor Justin Jesty has been a keen observer and researcher into the role of art in social movements in Japan. In this article (Economist Jan 15th 2022 edition) he brings us up to date on recent interactive installations in rural areas of Japan and the impact the artists are having on communities.

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