Lucky Dragon: Munasawagi no Natsuyasumi (The Presage in Summer Vacation) / ラッキードラゴン:胸騒ぎの夏休み (2010)

Lucky Dragon and Lucky Dragon Concept Maquette, which were originally made for Suito Osaka –Aqua Metropolis Osaka– 2009 were transported to Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art for the group exhibition Munasawagi no Natsuyasumi (The Presage in Summer Vacation) in 2010.  
Yanobe made Lucky Dragon based on Daigo Fukuryu Maru (also known as Lucky Dragon 5), a Japanese tuna fishing boat, which was exposed to and contaminated by nuclear fallout from the United States' thermonuclear device test on Bikini Atoll in 1954.  
Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art had a series of work “Lucky Dragon” by a Lithuanian-born American artist, Ben Sharn, which was also based on the same accident in 1954. After the passage of over 50 years, two Lucky Dragons by two artists encountered in the museum.  
As the title Munasawagi no Natsuyasumi (The Presage in Summer Vacation) subtly implies, the exhibition, held at the time when the cautiousness toward danger of nuclear power was fading, became the symptom for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11th of March, 2011.

「水都大阪2009」の際に制作された《ラッキードラゴン》と《ラッキードラゴン構想模型》(2009)が2010 年、福島県立美術館で開催される「胸騒ぎの夏休み」展への出品を要請された。      
《ラッキードラゴン》は1954 年、米軍がビキニ沖環礁で行った水爆実験によってマーシャル諸島近海を操業中に被爆した遠洋マグロ漁船「第五福竜丸」をモチーフにしたものである。