Beppu Project

‘Hamawaki No Nagaya’ from Satoshi Hirose, an experiential artwork for overnight stay, created for arts initiative Beppu Projects, and spectacularly located amongst the beautiful landscape of Beppu’s Hamawaki Area in Kyushu, West Japan.


In a beautifully-converted traditional Japanese house located in Beppu’s Hamawaki Area, a contemporary and experiential artwork by Japanese-artist Satoshi Hirose is found.

The distinctly Japanese architectural wooden structure is filled with the scent of Hinoki wood and dimly lit, showcasing the glow of the electric glass beads covering the ground floor. It is held under a second level, remarkably transparent in glass awaiting your overnight rest on a traditional Japanese futon.

In Beppu, well-known as a hot spring (onsen) destination, Beppu Project is an arts initiative that is instigating truly fascinating experiential and conceptual artworks both enjoyed by the local residents, and intrigued visitors to the local town.

Alongside their artist residencies, and site-specific artwork by Michael Lin, ‘Hamawaki No Nagaya‘ is perhaps the first of it’s kind in the world and an absolutely compelling space.

BEPPU PROJECT features in our ART: REMARKABLE PLACES feature in Issue #7.

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