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Group Exhibition


Coexisting with Nature. Ama Divers & Artists. Then & Now.

Dive into Ijikacho and Jimbocho!


石鏡町会場 Ijikacho Exhibition Venues and Periods

石鏡旅館 |2020年 7月18日(土) - 2021年3月31日(水)

石鏡町内各所      |2021年 1月23日(土) - 2021年3月31日(水)

海の博物館ギャラリー |2021年 1月23日(土) - 2021年3月31日(水)

神保町会場 Jimbocho Exhibition Venues and Periods


2021年 3月16日(火) - 3月31日(水)


ゾエ・ポーター(オーストラリア)/ Zoe PORTER (Australia)

リンダ・デニス(オーストラリアと日本)/ Linda DENNIS (Australia & Japan)

荻野夕奈(日本)/ OGINO Yuna (Japan)

稲垣美侑(日本)/ INAGAKI Miyuki (Japan)

北村芽子(日本)KITAMURA Meiko (Japan)

キュレーション リンダ・デニス(女子美術大学 准教授)

共同企画 リンダ・デニス、石原真伊(鳥羽市立海の博物館)

主催 石鏡旅館組合、鳥羽市立海の博物館、鳥羽市、鳥羽市観光協会

協力 石鏡町内会、鳥羽磯部漁協石鏡支所、鳥羽市観光協会、




Exhibitions of artworks inspired by living culture of Ama divers of Ijikacho(Toba-city), and historical depictions of Ama in the Ukiyoe prints of Jimbocho(Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo).






With a history of over 3,000 years, why have Ama divers been able to continue for such a long time?

Are there new insights to be gained of ways to live with nature, by viewing the charms of Ama diver culture through artworks inspired by Ama related culture and art?

Ama culture can be traced through history from tools and abalone shells discovered from the Jomon era (14,000–300 BCE), and mentions in poems of “Manyoshu” of the Nara period (710-784) and “The Pillow Book” of the Heian period (794 to 1185).

Ama divers were also depicted in ukiyoe prints of the Edo period(1603 – 1868), and original prints of Ama can be discovered lying hidden in the rare bookstores of Tokyo’s Jimbocho.

In this project, what will the artists’ response be when they meet Ama divers in Ijikacho living in tune with the seasons, and when they see Edo period Ukiyoe prints in Jimbocho inspired by Ama divers of the past?


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