Oiwa Island 2

Spread along 12 small rural islands of Japan is an art festival held every three years called the Setouchi Triennale (or the Setouchi International Art Festival). The festival spans over Spring, Summer, and Fall and serves as an attempt to bring tourism to the islands. This year’s Spring session has just started and is full of many wonderful works worth traveling to the beautiful islands to see. Inside a former soy sauce warehouse on one of the islands, artist Oscar Oiwa hand drew a traditional Japanese landscape. Oiwa actually drew it for the last Setouchi Triennale in 2013, but has added on to it for this year’s festival. Visitors walk through a drawn house’s door to reach the inside of the dome to see the entire 360 masterpiece completely created by using a black permanent marker.

All images courtesy of Oscar Oiwa via designboom.  

All images courtesy of Oscar Oiwa via designboom.

 

Read more about this project at designboom. See more than three decades of Oscar Oiwa's work on his website.