Seaside City: An Exhibition of Children’s Paintings About Life and Culture on the Japan’s Coast



Original in Japanese

Date: Saturday November 17th through Sunday December 2nd, 2018
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed on Mondays
Location: At special exhibition rooms 1 and 2 of the Sugimura Jun Museum of Art (Shiogama City), 30 minutes east of Sendai.
Admission is free.

Shiogama Bay, known locally as Chiganoura, is known for its beautiful and unique seaside view.

For centuries, many poets from around Japan have longed to visit this place and compose their work inspired from it. In later years, Japanese painters such as Kyokko Koike (1758 -1847) from Shiogama also created work about it.

This exhibition features paintings of the iconic seaside from the perspective of children who live here. This event is an opportunity for all children in the area to be proud of their seaside city though painting to expressing their feelings through this medium, as well as becoming a gateway to learn about the city’s marine-based cultures, traditions, customs, and traditional festivals handed down for generations.

The landscapes and the culture surrounding Chiganoura is an important treasure for Shiogama’s local residents. It is a something that through this event, we would like to pass over to the next generation, and to invite the public to appreciate its beauty.

Awarding and Recognition of Outstanding Works

Date: Sunday November 18th, 2018
Hours: 13:00 – 13:45 (Doors open 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.)
Location: At the Auditorium of the Sugimura Jun Museum of Art (Shiogama City), 30 minutes east of Sendai.
Admission is free.

Musubi-Maru, who is Miyagi Prefecture’s local mascot and tourist representative, will join to celebrate this happy event as a special guest! Anyone can join.

Translated by JUNBI Supporters