Chinu – the Black Sea Bream of Uno by Yodogawa-Technique that has been around the Setouchi Triennale for a long time. I first saw it in 2013 but didn’t get up close in 2016. I really like the message as they collect garbage from the local streams and rivers and use them to create a rainbow coloured fish. It can be pretty impressive when you get right up to it and the detail of all of the garbage is pretty shocking.
If you are on the ferry as it is pulling in from Takamatsu, you can see Chinu pretty easily. It is located in the port area on the right of the ferry. It doesn’t look very impressive from afar so you really need to get up close to it. Each Triennale they seem to come back and fix it up. They repaint it a bit and touch it up where some of the garbage has started to get too old.
When I first visited Chino in 2013, I was shocked that so much garbage could be found. It is really eye opening to see how much garbage finds its way into the rivers and seas. Whenever you drop something and just shrug your shoulders, you are letting it get into the sea. After seeing this artwork, I have become a lot more sensitive to what I am doing with my garbage and I feel that this artwork really does a good job to combine art with the community.