Motoyuki Shitamichi at Miyanoura Gallery 6. Photo by A. D. McCormick.

Motoyuki Shitamichi’s Inland Sea Archive

The Venice Biennale alum discusses photography, research, and his latest project on Japan’s “island of art.”


Motoyuki Shitamichi is an explorer first and artist second: a nomad whose quests have taken him on a road trip uncovering abandoned fortifications along the coast of Japan; to former colonies in Asia in search of left-behind torii shrine gates