Kobe, Japan

Wilma Nakamura attended the Kobe Biennale 2011 in Kobe, Japan.

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Kobe is Japan’s fifth largest city, with a population of 1.525 million. Originally a fishing village and a trading center for Asia since the 8th century, Kobe is Japan’s second largest port and one of the world’s 10 most busiest harbors in terms of traffic and tonnage handled.

We went to Kobe to take in their Biennale 2011.  One section of the Biennale was “Green Art”. They specified that the art entries were to focus on the relationship between material and plants.  Some of their pieces were made using living plants as media.

In another section were pieces made of recyclable material reused and transformed into new objects.  Art of Trash has got them beat for content, though!