Primitive Sense Art Festival

August 20 [Sat] – 28 [Sun], 2022

Eve Festival: August 27 [Sat]
Main Festival: August 28 [Sun]

Venue: Lake Kisaki, Shinano Kodo, Shinya Nishimaru Memorial Hall, Mima Soufukan, Lake Kisaki POWWOW, Tokiwa no Ie, and other locations in Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture

The Water Forerunner

The Shinano Primitive Sense Art Festival, now in its 13th year, will be held under the theme of ”The Water Forerunner”. It creates a story of the land invoked by standing in a place of improvisation. We aim to create a festival that reminds all visitors to the land of water that they are all expressionists in every form.

Primitive Sense

When people face straight to nature, a primitive sense will return to our feelings. Fine art is born at that moment. “Nature” is not only outside of us, it contains the life of ourselves, inherited from the origin of life. The true richness is that there is beauty in the living that has been inherited from the Jomon period. 

We will create a local “culture” by staying on the shore of Lake Kizaki, which is surrounded by the majestic nature of the Japanese Northern Alps and create expressions that can only evolve in the meeting with local people living there. The purpose is to create a festival as a cultural boundary that connects the outside and the locals, connects art and tradition, cities and regions.

Organizer: NPO Primitive Sense Company
Support: Nishimaru Shinya Memorial Hall
Artistic Director: Shinji Asai
Art director: Nobuyuki Sugihara
Program Director: Taeko Mori
Coordinators: Masao Kusabuka, Ayaka Suzuki
Supported by: Asahi Shimbun Cultural Foundation