Rice Ritual, 2006
Residents of Toge village
Village Hall, Toge, Niigata, Japan
How can we successfully sell rice in the future?
The rural village of Toge invited Grizedale Arts to work with them. Seven artists from the UK lived in the village for a month, working with the villagers. The project culminated in attempting to generate a sense of self-determination in the ageing community. The people of Toge prepared a feast in the village hall and the leader of the village asked Coates a question on behalf of the community.