Oginohama Area

A white shell beach is the site of Kohei Nawa’s work White Deer (Oshika) and the Reborn-Art Dining event. Find the beach after walking past the oyster beds and going down a narrow lane. Oshika Village, along the prefectural road where the Hama-Saisai eatery is also located, is a key area in the campaign to generate new economic opportunities and various positive cycles of growth with the local populace.


Primal Energy

Kohei Nawa

As you walk along a seaside mountain path from the fishing port,
you will find White Deer (Oshika) on a slightly elevated hill that has become white with seashells.
There is an installation to observe the “sun” at noon on the nearby beach.
On the north side of it are three caves where you can see wriggling “light” in the darkness,
continuously burning red “flame,” and fragments of the shining blue “sea.”
As you go further on the beach, you will see a big “mushroom”
with its mycelia twisted around an old tree swaying on the tip of the tree trunk in the wind.
In the Oginohama area, the universal image that has existed since ancient times blends in with the scenery,
and it will be a place full of primal energy.


Kohei Nawa

Born in 1975. Artist, Director of SANDWICH Inc., Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. Currently based in Kyoto. He graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1998 with a Ph.D. in Fine Art Sculpture in 2003. He establishes “SANDWICH”, a creative platform for production in 2009. He explores the potentiality of sculpture, working with beads, polyurethane foam, silicone oil, and a wide range of other technologies and materials, through his original concept “PixCell”. Nawa's recent projects extend this exploration to architecture and performance, to create both space and art.


Oginohama Area MAP