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“To the furthest 
      edge of the world”

Suzu-city, located at the tip of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, has long interacted with the continent and distant parts of the Japanese archipelago to form a rich culture centered on the satoyama and satoumi landscape. However, since the 20th century, the city has been left behind by urbanization and become a remote place “at the furthest edge of the world.
” After four years of preparation, Oku-Noto Triennale 2017 was held to help revitalise the city. Artists invited from all over the world engaged with an original landscape at a place that could be described as “forgotten Japan” and developed the charm of the place through their artworks. The significance of being at the “furthest edge of the world” and the potential it has is increasingly important as we struggle with environmental challenges and the world gets more and more homogenous.
The second iteration of the festival will be held in the autumn of 2020. We will bring the most contemporary art that will resonate in harmony with local traditions. 
The festival aims to further evolve and explore the region’s potential with the world’s leading artists. 
Please look forward to the "foremost art festival at the furthest edge of the world."

Fram Kitagawa
(Oku-Noto Triennial General Director) 

About Suzu-City

History of Suzu City

    • Year
    • Event
    • Population
    • 1954
    • Three towns and six villages in Suzu-gun merged to form Suzu City.
    • 38,157
    • 1964
    • Japan Railway Noto Line started to run through all of the Noto Peninsula.
    • 33,481
    • 1968
    • Noto Peninsula designated as a National Park.
    • 31,417
    • 1969
    • “The tools for making Agehama-method salt” designated as Important Tangible Folk Cultural Properties of Japan.
    • 30,883
    • 1975
    • Car ferry “Kamome” launched operations between Iida-Port in Suzu and Ogi Port on Sado Island.
    • 29,564
    • 1978
    • “Kamome” canceled operations.
      Suzu-yaki revival started.
    • 29,107
    • 1988
    • JR Noto Line discontinued.
      Operation on the third sector “Noto Railway”started.
    • 26,216
    • 2003
    • Noto Airport opened.
      Plan for the Suzu Nuclear Power Station frozen.
    • 20,206
    • 2005
    • Noto Railway Noto Line discontinued.
    • 19,376
    • 2007
    • Training program "Noto Satoyama Meister" started.
    • 18,530
    • 2009
    • “Oku-Noto's Aenokoto” registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
    • 17,698
    • 2011
    • “Noto's Satoyama and Satoumi ”designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems.
      Crested Ibis’ that lived on Sado Island came to Suzu.
    • 16,980
    • 2014
    • “The movie "Saihate-nite" set in Suzu released
    • 15,948
    • 2015
    • “Noto's Kiriko Festivals” recognized as Japan Heritage Sites by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs.
    • 15,533
    • 2017
    • Suzu 2017: Oku-Noto Triennale held.
    • 14,750
    • 2018
    • Suzu selected as an “SDGs Future City.”
    • 14,229