Picnic on the OceanPicnic on the Ocean
Picnic on the Ocean

Between the Korean Peninsula and Kyushu Island in southern Japan, a strait with a turbulent tide and the national border keep the two territories apart. In July 2002, Kim and Murai set out toward the Korean-Japanese border in small, traditional wooden fishing boats without sails. Remaining on opposite sides of the border, they indulged in an ephemeral Picnic on the Ocean alongside a floating bed of flowers and exchanged toasts to celebrate their cultural interchange.

Ariel Finch