Snow Queen and Magic Icicle

Weekend Art School “Snow Queen and Magic Icicle” 2012
Mishima city, Fukushima 2012 (March 10th -11st)


I ran an art school for disaster victims of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami for 2 days in Mishima City in Ōnuma District, Fukushima Prefecture. Taking The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen as the subject, participants were encouraged to write on a paper-made icicle. Under the finished “icicles” were LED lights that, when turned on, projected rainbow lights. On the 1 year anniversary of the disaster (March 11th, 2012), a concert was held with the cooperation of Opera Novella. The icicles that the participants made beautifully lit up the concert hall.



Weekend Art School