We were invited by Midori Nakagawa, a producer of regional development, to participate in Matsushige Art Session VOL1@matsushigate.
Indigo Mural Art Production Scene
I expressed the sky and sea of Matsushige, Tokushima.
On the second day
Matsushige SDGs Talk Session VOL1 on the lawn
The speakers were
Reita Moriya, the representative of [ART MORIYA], who gives us indigo plastering art for the mural.
After the talk session, we worked together with local children to create an indigo mural.
The innocent and happy smiles of the children made us imagine a bright future.
The indigo that we used this time was grown in the fields of this place, and they grew it together with the children.
Under the advice of Mr. Yoshihara, a researcher who has been a great help to me, I would like to thank him from the bottom of my heart for taking such good care of the indigo.
I'm sure it was a lot of hard work, but we were able to visualize the beauty of his precipitated indigo and take this photo with a smile.
I am very happy.
The indigo wall is still there even when you grow up.
Discussion on SDGs. Under the clear autumn sky, we sat on the lawn and listened to the discussion frankly. It was a very enjoyable meeting, with the unveiling of the "indigo beer" that was just released the day before yesterday.
In the workshop afterwards, we had a chance to try plastering under the guidance of Reita Moriya, an indigo plasterer from Art Moriya Co. He extracted indigo pigment from indigo grown behind the venue and mixed it into the Italian wall material. It is said to be durable even after the children who participated in it have grown up.
The children were very active in the work! Some of the children used their fingers to paint the walls, feeling the wall material on their skin and painting the walls according to their sensitivity.
It was a good experience and a good event for them to feel happy that they were able to contribute to the wall painting.