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Choji Nakahodo
Reborn, tied to mulberry tree

Gajumaru, a tree that symbolizes Ryukyu
Something new is born when different species and different kinds of things
are connected and melted together.
We go back to the starting point and reconnect once again.
Suderu" is an ancient Ryukyuan word meaning "to be reborn" or "to metamorphose."

  • Choji Nakahodo


    Born on Ishigaki Island in 1959, he has been the general director of the "Yanbaru Art Festival" since 2017. With the beauty of Ryukyu and Okinawa's ancient shadows and sense of colors as his main theme, he engages in free expression activities regardless of genre, like photography, design, video, and calligraphy. His major works include "Suderu – Ryukyu Baru Metamorphose –" (Yanbaru Art Festival 2018-2019), "Suderu Umarekawaru" (Kyoto International Film Festival 2019 Art Division), Island Cat Movie "Nyaha!" (2018) , A documentary film "Namasei Ryuten" on the theme of nature and life on Iriomote Island (2021)

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