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  • Oct 02, 2017

Tsushima Art Fantasia 2017

A detail from the fishing boat at the heart of MUTSUMI TOMOSADA

Located halfway between the Korean Peninsula and Japanese mainland is Tsushima Island. The Japanese archipelago has long been a site of economic and military importance for Korea, China and Russia, and as such has seen both the coming together and clash of these different cultures over the course of its history. Today, with the islands’ younger generations moving to nearby Fukuoka and Nagasaki, Tsushima Art Fantasia is an attempt to establish the islands as sites that document cultural experimentation, reviving and expanding the local culture as it also responds to the pressures of tourism.