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Aoi Kotsuhiroi’s Orchidacea Hermaphroditus Known for her conceptual “body objects,” the French-based artist explored the beauty of the grotesque with this provocatively named piece from her “Exotic Regrets” collection. The menacing heel asserts power as the foot concedes to the waxed linen rope, tying it down in the style of kinbaku, a Japanese form of bondage characterized by intricate knots and aesthetic rules for restraint.
The first weekend of July, the Kamome Island Matsuri, pays tribute to the legend of Heishi Rock. A group of young men receive a blessing at a local shrine. They then proceed to swim to the rock, dressed only in the traditional fundoshi, climb on top, and renew the 30-metre shimenawa that embraces the rock. The ritual rope weighs some 500 kilograms (1,100 lb). The festival lasts two days with its focus on the changing of the rope