Yukinori Yanagi (Artist)

Since 1986, Yanagi has continually presented artworks that contemplate the issues of movement using a variety of different mediums, including dung beetles and ants. He relocated to the U.S. in 1988 and studied under Vito Acconci and Frank Gehry at Yale University, receiving his MFA in 1990. In 1993, he was the recipient of the Aperto Award at the 45th Venice Biennale. Through collaborative works with other architects and artists, he began to realize the importance of coherence between the architecture of the museum and the artwork that goes inside – a discipline uncommon in Japan. Applying these concepts in practice, he began work on the Inujima Seirensho Art Museum in 1995 (completed in 2008) and now the Anjwa Island Project.
Since 2010, Yanagi has been based out of Momoshima – a small, depopulating island in the Seto Inland Sea, off the coast of Onomichi City – where, under his organization ART BASE MOMOSHIMA, he aims to create an art destination utilizing abandoned public buildings and houses.
His recent exhibitions include the 45th Biennale of Sydney (2018), PSYCHIC WOUNDS: ON ART & TRAUMA at The Warehouse, Texas(2020), Wandering Position 1988-2021, at ANOMALY, Tokyo (2021), YUKINORI YANAGI at Blum & Poe Los Angeles(2021) , Diriyah Biennale in Riyadh(2021).


Toru Kashihara (Architect)

Born in 1972. Professor at Kogakuin University.
Kashihara graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University and the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. He has won many awards including the 6th Japan Art Scholarship(1999), Yellow Pencil’s D&AD Awards(2008/2010) , AIJ Hokuriku Award(2010), and the Good Design Award. Since 2014, he has collaborated with Yanagi on many projects such as Onomichi Warehouse No.3, public restrooms in Momoshima and Tosaki port, the Nyu-Kon House in Kumamoto and currently, the Anjwa Island Project in Korea.

Kentaro Yagi (Architect)

Born in 1973. Associate professor of design at Hiroshima University.
Yagi studied art and architecture in Kobe, Seattle and Rome. He was honored with a Good Design Award in 2018. He has worked closely with Yanagi on the planning and realization of the Kosagi Island Bio-Isle Project and the Momoshima Master Plan as well as the renovation of Sumiya Kiho-an and Onomichi tea house.

Road Izumiyama (Cinematographer)

Izumiyama primarily works on documentary films exploring the field of cultural activities. His works include “Mt.Shichimenzan 6 day training” (Screened at TRAILS IN MOTION, 2018), ”Where the street have no name” (Invited to The BFF New York, 2014), ”Threading Through”(Exhibited at Towada Art Center ”TANAKA Chuzaburo: Spirit of Life in the North of Japan”), “F2014”(Exhibited at Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art “Tottotto? Memory × RECORD”). He has also collaborated and filmed for other artists such as Susan Norrie’s “TRANSIT”(YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011)and ”SHOT”(Edinburgh International Festival 2009).
Izumiyama first joined Yanagi on the Inujima Art Project in 1995 and has worked with him on several projects since, as a cinematographer and in other capacities.