The Oigawa Railway opened between Senzu and Kanaya in 1960. Until then, the main means of transportation were rafts using the Oigawa River, horses crossing the ridges, and on foot. In particular, the flow of the Oi River was used to transport lumber, which was a major industry in the Kawane, Kanaya, and Shimada areas. This year's art event focused on this railroad and the Oi River running parallel to it, and by making rafts out of lumber, visitors were able to re-experience the hardships of those days and the sense of solidarity born from the joint work. As a symbol of the unmanned station art festival, a flag with the names of 19 stations on the Oigawa Railway was attached.

Second series of KAWAKARI
wood,bamboo,cloth,rope etc.
(h 200~w250 ~d60cm)~21rafts
unmanned art festival, oigawa[Shimada]

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