INTERNATIONAL SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
TOTTORI, JAPAN 2009
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  This project is a gated admission sand sculpture festival produced by Tottori City, Japan and directed by Katsuhiko Chaen of Kagoshima, Japan.
The show features an exhibition and a competition sculpted by 14 international master sand carvers. The show also features lots of vendors, other entertainment and a light/sound  show.

The sand preparation was from March 12 to 28. Sand Sculpting from March 30 to April 14 (the three exhibition carvers work five days longer than the ten day competition carvers). The show opens to the public April 18, 2009 and remains open for 44 days. Admission  is $13.00
Client- Katsuhiko Chaen, for Tottori City.

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Biography for Damon Farmer
 
Damon Farmer is from Kentucky, U.S.A.  He began sculpting sand as a hobby in 1975 and has been a professional sculptor since 1990.  He now travels to China, Puerto Rico, Canada, Spain, Mexico, France and many U.S.A. locations to create sand displays or participate in international competitions.  Images of his sand sculptures have been featured on international television, in newspaper and magazine articles, calendars and postcards.  He is a World Solo Champion and has also won the North American Solo title as well as numerous other contests.   This is Damon's sixth participation in the Presepe Di Sabbia.  He also visits Jesolo every June to help create the annual Sculture Di Sabbia.  He works in other art mediums between sculpting trips, including painting, computer graphics and theater set designs.