This site is made for archiving jimens from all over the world which is thought to be interesting or meaningful.
(jimen-hunter / site administrator)
Yusuke Kita is a researcher of urban modality, and also the first jimen-hunter. He captures jimen as a big painting which has been continuously drawn by enormous number of people for thousands of years. He publishes some papers about jimen, and ran a workshop named “Consideration on jimen” in Kyoto University Summer Design School 2016 (sds2016).
Ken-ichi Kimura is a graphic designer, inspired by painting by artificial intelligence painter Aaron and is doing development project of Thinking Sketch to think about the meaning of painting.
He is often observing the jimen, but he is surprised that sometimes it is a very beautiful painting even when objects are coincidentally arranged. In order to find a beautiful layout, he carefully walks on the jimen. Just like painters of GUTAI painted paint on the canvas with whole body. Attempts to find beautiful things from many possibilities are very similar to those of Aaron’s artificial intelligence painter.
Ayako Doi is an editor of lifestyle magazines and websites. She’s attracted to narrow lanes/ alleys. She joined sds2016.