Shinano Primitive Sense Art Festival 2020

The purification of mountains, the mask of water


Sat, August 29, 2020-Sun, August 30


Lake Kizaki, Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture


NPO Corporation Primitive Sense Company


Nishimaru Seiya Memorial Museum

Art director

Nobuyuki Sugihara


Taeko Mori


Nishimaru Mami


Ogasawara Toshiaki Memorial Foundation Covid-19 Special Emergency Grant

Agency for Cultural Affairs Emergency Comprehensive Aid Package for Cultural Art Activities


The purification of mountains, the mask of water

While many art festivals and traditional festivals have been canceled or postponed due to the influence of the covid-19, this year’s primitive sense art festival has the theme of “The purification of mountains, the mask of water.”It is an attempt to see what kind of festival we need under the current situation.


Primitive Sense

When people straightly face to the nature, primitive sense will return to our feeling. I think fine art is born at that moment. “Nature” is not only at outside of us, contains the life of ourselves, inherited from the origin of life. The true richness is that there is beauty normally 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 creating expressions that can only be created by meeting local people who live there.It is to create a festival as a cultural boundary that connects the outside and the locals, connects art and tradition, and cities and regions.

Open Call 2020


The artist has a primitive sense and awakens it.

Performance by works with the theme of mask.

We will do the ritual against the covid-19 on August 29th and 30th, 2020 on the shores of Lake Kizaki.


Please join us online.

Please send us your name and your artwork link with YOUTUBE or Vimeo by e-mail.

We will stream it online at the site and we will show on our website.


There is no budget for this project.



NPO Primitive Sense Art Company


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