The  American Wild West
A Sand Sculpture Opera written and directed by Sultans Of Sand Worldwide. Produced by the City of Jesolo, Italy. Summer 2007
  Featured artist: Katsuhiko Chaen - Minami Satsuma, Japan
The Buffalo Hunter

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buffalo hunter  katsu cutting sand in progress progress   Katsuhiko Chaen carving buffalo hunter free  hunter  hi  at the top My good friend Katsuhiko comes from Minami Satsuma. A very lovely little city in the mountainous region of the southernmost portion of Hunshu Island, Japan. There the beaches are pristine and undeveloped, and really good for sand sculpting. Katsu has been sculpting with the Sultans Of Sand for a number of years, and does very fine work. He also directs what is the finest sand sculpture show I have seen in all of Asia. The Sand & Flower festival which this year, celebrated its 20th anniversary. A huge production that gets over 100.000 visitors through the gates in just five days. The people who volunteer in organizing and working at that event are some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet anywhere. See  the beautiful sand show Katsu directs: Sand & Flower Festival 

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Buffalo Hunter
The Buffalo Hunter
by Katsuhiko Chaen
Minami Satsuma, Japan
Photo By Jorge Wiegand

                                                                                                           One of the greatest images of the old west is that of the Indian, hunting the great buffalo. A particular and sacred thing, the buffalo and the hunting of it, was revered by the indians as one of the "Great Spirit's" most special gifts. For the Native American, no part of the animal was wasted. But when the white trappers and later, the settlers came, the animal was killed off to near extinction, due to the great waste of only taking the fur (hide) and tongue.  By far the greatest slaughter was the few decades between 1830 & 1860. From an estimated 60 million to only a few hundred by the turn of the century, today buffalo are farm raised in some areas of the west. Currently in all public and private herds there are only about 150,000 buffalo on the American continent

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