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Oku-Noto-Suzu Yassa Project

In 2024, the Noto Peninsula earthquake caused devastating damage to Oku-Noto-Suzu. Many residents have been forced to leave the area and live as evacuees.

Through the Oku-Noto Triennale, there are many people who have interacted with the people of Suzu and have their hearts set on Suzu.

The Oku-Noto-Suzu Yassa Project is an activity to report on the current situation of Suzu in a timely manner and to connect the thoughts and support of many people towards the reconstruction of Suzu. We will carry out the following activities


  1. We will communicate the current situation of Suzu through our website. We will inform artists, supporters, and fans of Suzu in Japan and overseas of the current situation in Suzu, and deliver messages and support from people who care about Suzu.

  2. We will conduct support activities according to local needs. We will clean up, restore, as well as repair and remove artworks in response to the needs of the people of Suzu.

  3. We will coordinate volunteer activities. We will act as a bridge between the people of Suzu and volunteers and facilitate their support activities.

  4. We will also set up other projects necessary for the restoration of Suzu. Considering the local situation and through discussions with the people of Suzu, we will identify what is needed and promote projects accordingly.


Together with the people of Suzu and the artists, supporters, and tourists connected through the Art Festival, we will promote the reconstruction of Suzu.

Located at the tip of the Noto Peninsula, Suzu is surrounded on three sides by the sea and is characterized by beautiful scenery and rich culture of Satoyama and Satoumi.

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About Suzu




In Suzu City, which was affected by the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake, we will remove, repair, and rebuild artworks and facilities that connect the people of Suzu with people in other regions.

c/o Art Front Gallery

Hillside Terrace A, 29-18 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033 Japan


Oku-Noto-Suzu Yassa Project



Fram Kitagawa

Message from Representative

The Noto Peninsula Earthquake that occurred on January 1, 2024 caused major damage to Oku-Noto-Suzu. Even now, many people are forced to live as evacuees. Suzu City has received support from all over the country, and is currently operating evacuation shelters, transporting people seeking secondary evacuation, restoring roads, reopening schools, completing disaster-affected housing certification procedures, and constructing temporary housing. (In addition, there are also issues of avoiding isolation of secondary evacuees, managing absentee villages, and maintaining public order). The artwork and base facilities of the Oku-Noto Triennale were also severely damaged.
True recovery can only be achieved when people who had to leave Oku-Noto-Suzu return to Suzu and recover their livelihoods. In addition to improving physical infrastructure such as roads and housing, it is also important to restore places for socializing such as meals and gatherings. In order to achieve this, we will have strength through connections between people who care about Suzu. During the Oku-Noto Triennale 2023, approximately 50,000 people walked the area and spoke with residents. I believe that such people will continue to connect with Suzu in the future. We want to face that aspect. We hope to mobilize the power of people who care about Suzu by removing, repairing, and rebuilding artworks and facilities that connect the people of Suzu with people in other regions.
The Oku-Noto-Suzu Yassar Project has been launched for these activities. We appreciate your support and cooperation.
January 23, 2024
Fram Kitagawa, Representative
(General Director of Oku-Noto Triennale)

Oku-Noto Suzu Yassa Fund

Donations from this fund will be used as follows:

  1. Repair and removal costs for artworks and facilities

  2. Operating expenses for volunteer activities (vehicle costs, accommodation maintenance, material costs, consumables costs, etc.)

  3. Cultural project costs necessary for the reconstruction of Oku-Noto-Suzu (production costs, travel expenses, etc.)

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Our organization has been selected for the GBFund Arts and Culture Disaster Recovery Support Fund by the Mécénat Council. ​

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