Reborn-Art Festival


© Reborn-Art Festival

[ Summer ]
August 11 (WED) - September 26 (SUN), 2021
*Closed on August 18 (WED),
September 1 (WED), 15 (WED)
[ Venue ]
Central Ishinomaki,
Oshika Peninsula (Momonoura, Oginohama, Kozumi,Ayukawa),
Around Onagawa Station,
Miyagi Prefecture
[ Spring ]
April 23 (SAT) - June 5 (SUN), 2022
[ Venue ]
Ishinomaki Area
Altruism and Fluidity
– Creating new movements and spaces of expression
Reborn Art Festival Executive Committee
Takeshi Kobayashi

[ Summer ]
August 11 (WED) - September 26 (SUN), 2021

Venue: Central Ishinomaki,
Oshika Peninsula (Momonoura, Oginohama, Kozumi, Ayukawa),
Around Onagawa Station, Miyagi Prefecture
*Closed on August 18 (WED), September 1 (WED), 15 (WED)

[ Spring ]
April 23 (SAT) - June 5 (SUN), 2022
Venue: Ishinomaki Area

Enjoy the Reborn-Art Festival


Art evokes imagination

For the summer session, 23 individual or group artists unfold their works with curator Kenji Kubota. In the town of Ishinomaki and the newly added area around the Onagawa Station, we will see a lot of works in relation to the human society, and on the Oshika Penisula, rich in nature, many works would remind us of the relationship between people and nature.


Music fuses with community

Musician Takeshi Kobayashi will produce the installation work based on the songs created in the 10th year after the earthquake, as well as some music programs that will also be available online. We will express a world of sound that can only be deepened and played at this time and place.


Food expands possibility

The chefs representing Ishinomaki, along with local producers and renowned chefs from around Japan, will rediscover potential of food/dishes from Ishinomaki. Besides the chefs’ sessions, symposiums and markets, there will be popular events such as food adventure, restaurant and eatery. They will provide people with unique eating experiences and disseminate hints for the sustainability for the future.

It is only about 2.5 hours from Tokyo to Ishinomaki.
Ishinomaki city is located on the coast of Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku Region of Japan. It takes about one hour and a half from Tokyo to Sendai Station via Shinkansen bullet train. And it takes about one hour from Sendai Station to Ishinomaki city. Please visit Ishinomaki to enjoy rich nature as you come closer to Ishinomaki and the scenery outside the window that changes in different seasons.


The list of artists


With Reborn-Art Passport,
you can view artworks repeatedly
during the Festival.
“Advance sale” tickets and
“Miyagi citizen’s discount”
are available.
Fee of Reborn-Art Passport
To see artworks (both indoor and outdoor) interspersed in each area of Ishinomaki city, Oshika Peninsula and Onagawa Station, you need to check in with the Reborn-Art Passport and your ID item with photo. With the passport, you can view the artworks repeatedly during the festival*.
*Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22 (summer program) is from August 11 through September 26, 2021, except for August 18, September 1 and 15 (holidays).
“Advance sale” tickets and “Miyagi citizen’s discount”
are available.Fee of Reborn-Art Passport
*Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22 (summer program) is from August 11 through September 26, 2021,
except for August 18, September 1 and 15 (holidays).
To see artworks, you need to check in
with the Reborn-Art Passport and your ID item with photo.


Momonoura Village

Reborn-art Tour

Besides two tour courses
to visit the Oshika Peninsula,
there is an overnight premium tour
including the visit to Onagawa
and the experience-based program.

There are two tour courses: one is to visit part of the Central Ishinomaki and the Oshika Peninsula to see new works, and the other is to mainly visit the Oshika Peninsula and go further to Ayukawa. There is also a premium tour, which is a two-day night-over tour visiting Onagawa in addition and participating in the experience-based program. For each tour, participants gather in front of the Ishinomaki Station in the morning and have a guided bus tour to view the artworks efficiently.

Reborn-art Tour

Model courses for RAF2021-22 Summer
If you plan to tour by car
(either your own car or rent-a-car)

It is efficient to move around by car to view the artworks scattered central Ishinomaki, around Onagawa station and the Oshika Peninsula. Here are model courses to tour by your car or a rental car.

Reborn-Art online

Works available online
鹿のゆくえ 交信
Greeting from the Administration Office
Reborn-Art Festival is a comprehensive art festival involving art, music and food in and around Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture. It is one of the stricken areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the festival started in 2017 with the keyword “Reborn-Art = people’s skill to live.”

In this 3rd festival and the 10th anniversary of the Earthquake, we aim to fulfil our purpose of “reconstruction from within the region and generation of new circulations” in two sessions: summer 2021 and spring 2022.

The theme is “altruism and fluidity.” While facing nature’s ferocity again with fear for fluidity of the virus now, we find positive potentials in different fluidity of digital communications. We are also renewing our perception of “humans are part of nature,” and we perceive how the border between the self and the other might be changing.

We welcome curator Kenji Kubota for the summer session, and in addition to those in Ishinomaki town and the Oshika Peninsula, we also present artworks around the Onagawa Station. We realize the festival as a place to share imagination for others and for the world should be in the future.


Reborn-Art Festival 2021-22
Altruism and Fluidity

[ Period ]

August 11 (WED) - September 26 (SUN), 2021
*Closed on August 18 (WED), September 1 (WED), 15 (WED)

April 23 (SAT) - June 5 (SUN), 2022

[ Venue ]

Central Ishinomaki,
Oshika Peninsula
(Momonoura, Oginohama, Kozumi, Ayukawa),
Around Onagawa Station,
Miyagi Prefecture

Ishinomaki Area

[ Viewing Times ]

- Central Ishinomaki Area -
(final admission at 16:30)

- Other Area -
(final admission at 15:30)

Saturdays, Sundays,
public holidays and August 13-16
(final admission at 16:30)

*Hours may differ depending on the facility and work.

[ Organizers ]

Reborn-Art Festival Executive Committee
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[ Co-organizers ]

Miyagi Prefecture /
Ishinomaki City /
Shiogama City /
Higashimatsushima City /
Matsushima Town /
Onagawa Town /
Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co. /
JR East-Sendai

[ Grant ]

The Agency for Cultural Affairs,
Government of Japan in the fiscal

[ Special sponsor ]

[ Sponsors ]


[ Supporters ]

Tohoku Broadcasting Co., Ltd. /
Sendai Television Incorporated /
Miyagi Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. /

[ Special cooperation ]

Reborn-Art Festival Ishinomaki Executive Committee

[ Cooperation ]

Ishinomaki Senshu University

Information on this website is valid as of June 22, 2021.
Changes may occur due to the spread of COVID-19.
We would like to ask for your understanding beforehand.
For the latest information, please check this website.


Reborn-Art Festival は牡鹿半島の広大なエリアを会場とした屋外展示が中心の芸術祭であり、もともと密になりにくいニューノーマルのイベントとしてふさわしい可能性を持っていると考えます。

  • 入場時の検温
  • 鑑賞エリア・動線の
  • 消毒・手洗いエリアの
  • パーテーションの
  • 各エリアでの
  • 換気の徹底
  • 各エリアの
  • 黙食の推奨
  • マスク着用
  • 混雑時の入場制限
  • 現金授受における
  • 飲食席の
会期中何度でも作品を鑑賞できる Reborn-Art PASSPORT