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Magomejuku (Magomejuku Village)


The theme for this year’s exhibition is ‘a Japanese scene’ and I spent a long time thinking what to draw. What makes a scene Japanese? What makes a scene? That was when I thought of using a place where traditional scenery has been preserved and I finally settled on the village of Magomejuku. This was the 43rd station on the Nakasendo Highway that was one of the main routes linking Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo). The hill is paved with stone and lined with traditional buildings, presenting an image of old Japan .
The word ‘eshi’, like the name of the Nakasendo, dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868), and the appearance of this road fits in well with the concept of this exhibition so I settled on the theme of ‘contemporary girl tourists visiting the scenery of old Japan’.
The cat is one that came up to me when I visited Magomejuku to prepare for this work.
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