THE STAR ANGER by Kenji Yanobe is actually an artwork that needs to be considered as an accompaniment with Beat Shrine/ANGER from the Bottom. The Star Anger is a really cool artwork and I really loved it. It was an artwork that was high on my list of things to see on Shodoshima and I was really happy I made the trip to Sakate port to enjoy it.
The Star Anger is a real simple disco ball with a dragon on it that is constantly spinning. Come to think of it, it really isn’t simple at all but the basic concept is simple. Once you see the disco ball with all of its spikes protruding from the ball you can see where the star comes from. The anger part comes from the dragon perched atop of the disco ball.
Seeing the Star Anger at Sakate port was really amazing. I entered Sakate port from the main road and you come down a small hill and into the port. If you take time to look out from the top of the hill you can really see how the Star Anger is a beacon to the port itself.
While the Star Anger is the main attraction, you really have to look at the port building just behind the Star Anger. I believe Kenji Yanobe also created this artwork which is a huge painting on the side of the building that appears to tell the story of the Star Anger and Anger from the Bottom. It was an amazing mural and you can see some of the ideas that came from this combined artwork.