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“From Amazon Indigenous People to Kenko Minami, Art Exhibition of Deep Bonds and Gratitude” Held from October 21st (Friday)
Exhibition sales period: October 21st to December 11th (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only)
At ART Is. TOKYO GALLERY (Daikanyama, Tokyo), donations from companies, etc. have stopped due to the corona crisis, and the huge collection that Ms. Kenko Minami, representative of the NPO Tropical Forest Conservation Group, has been trying to create a museum for 30 years. , For rainforest protection activities and indigenous peoples, I think it would be wonderful if I could sell it now and give back to them.
Representative of NPO Rainforest Foundation Japan (Environmental Philosophy, Contemporary Social Thought, Cultural Anthropology, Amazon Rainforest Cultural Theory)
Graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design in 1970. After graduating from university, he was in charge of producing NHK TV programs such as Hyokkori Hyotanjima. In addition, he also produces stage arts and concerts. In 1989, he worked as a support staff for the world campaign tour “Protect the Amazon” conducted by British singer Sting. Since then, 34 times, each time for several months, while living with indigenous people in the Amazon jungle, he has vigorously promoted various support activities (forest conservation, medical support, indigenous culture record project, etc.) related to the eternal land of the Amazon. His epoch-making and devoted activities have been highly praised and widely publicized by various media outlets such as the Asahi Shimbun and the Mainichi Shimbun.
In addition to the famous book “Amazon, Message from the Indians” (Honoki), he has written “Amazon, Voice from the Spirit of the Forest” (Honoki), a passionate message to nature and humankind.
-From Ms. Kenko Minami, representative of the NPO Tropical Forest Conservation Group, for the event-
In May 1989 Sting toured 16 countries with the slogan “Save the Amazon”. My support for the Amazon began when I met the Amazon elder Raoni, who was accompanying me at that time.
When we shook hands goodbye, I heard the sounds of Amazon rivers I had never been to, leopards hooting, and the jungle.
I feel the scent from Raoni, and because this person is selfless, I can feel the spirits of the forest, animals, plants, and Indians. People must have entrusted the mission to protect the forest. Raoni is now close to reaching the age of 100.
However, he has been invited overseas as a symbol of the indigenous people of Brazil, and has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
And I started with this encounter, 34 times, more than 2000 days in the jungle. can you I have been thinking about living with Indian people and continuing support activities.
Even if it continues for more than 30 years, instead of improving, the forest is steadily being destroyed due to the economic priority, and leopards and anteaters
I couldn’t bear to watch them burn their homes and die.
Even so, I think that if I give up, it will be over, so I continue to do my best to support them. many kind-hearted people,
With support money such as project applications for corporate subsidies, the young Indians who are currently risking their lives to protect the forest from fire.
We are helping the “fire brigade business” and the valuable
“beekeeping business” produced by wild bees.
However, when everything changed drastically due to the corona disaster that started in 2020, and it became difficult to raise funds, ART Is. TOKYO GALLERY I had a strange encounter with Aya Fukushima. My personal collection of handicrafts made by the Xingu Indians, the Meinak chairs, and when I listen to their voices, they seem to say, “We will help protect the forest.”
ART Is. TOKYO GALLERY, who accepted this feeling, and I also met Aya Fukushima and Mickey.
It was no coincidence. Along with the forest gods and spirits, I would like to thank Aya-san and everyone else who gave me the opportunity to sell this handicraft. Those who purchased artefacts that were given life in the jungle of Xingu
is connected to the Amazon forest. The money you purchase protects the jungle from fire,
Funds for support activities that allow leopards, anteaters, and capybaras to live without extinction, and Raoni, who is currently the heart
I need to have a pacemaker surgery, so I will carefully use it for the necessary expenses.
In the year 2021, 13,225 square kilometers of Amazon rainforest (280,000 Tokyo Domes) has disappeared.
Protecting the Amazon forest that produces the planet’s oxygen is essential for all living things.
You will connect life to living things. Thank you.
NPO Tropical Forest Conservation Group Representative Kenko Minami
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ART Is. TOKYO GALLERY
A contemporary art gallery with the concept of “NO BORDER” opened in Daikanyama in 2021 by stylist Aya Fukushima. Regardless of award history, university attended, or handicap, Fukushima Aya herself exhibits and sells art that makes the soul tremble at the Paris Collection level.
Exhibition name: “From Amazon Natives to Kenko Minami, Art Exhibition of Deep Bonds and Gratitude”
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022 to Sunday, December 11, 2022 [Total 24 days] *Only Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
1. October 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, November 4th, 5th and 6th (mainly three-dimensional art such as wood carving and pottery) 2. November 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th (mainly wall art such as paintings, straws, and embroidery)
3. November 25, 26, 27, December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 (mainly primitive accessories)
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00
Venue: ART Is. TOKYO GALLERY (3-13 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo #103) URL: www.art-is.net
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