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Mukawa Dinosaur Kamuysaurus japonicus from Hobetsu,Mukawa town

A Life-size Replica of Restored Skeleton of Mukawa dinosaur (Kamuysaurus japonicus)
Mukawa dinosaur is an herbivorous dinosaur that lived around 72 million years ago in coastal Eurasia. Scientists suggested it has been washed away, eventually sinking to the ocean floor in the town of Hobetsu, Mukawa. The first fossils were discovered in 2003, and large-scale excavations in 2013 and 2014 uncovered bone fossils of up to 80% of the body, making it the best dinosaur fossil in Japan. In 2019, Mukawa dinosaur was recognized as a new genus and species and named Kamuysaurus japonicus (meaning Japanese dragon god). This replica is the life-size reconstruction of a skeleton from fossils excavated under the supervision of Professor Yoshitsugu Kobayashi (The Hokkaido University Museum), and funded through crowdfunding.


Video interviews with SIAF2020 participating artists are uploaded consecutively.
The summarized interviews are also available as text in PDF files along with the video interviews.
These PDF files are to be compiled into “SIAF 2020 Index”, a documentation book to share the full spectrum of SIAF2020 which will be published after February, 2021.

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It is the edited text of the comments from the artist in the video interview to convey the projects within SIAF2020.
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