Friday, July 23, 2010

53,000 knotted handkerchiefs

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Stopped by the Hamada Childrens Art Museum to check out the latest exhibit, owing much to Christo methinks.

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The building is covered with 53,000 handerkerchiefs knotted together. Each handkerchief measures 30cms by 30 cms.

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Its part of Tsunaide Aato ( Connection Art) a collaboration between 6 Japanese artists.

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On Saturday the hankies come down off the building and then the garden and grounds of the museum will be covered in hankies.

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It makes for some interesting light inside the building.

Hamada Childrens Museum of Art is located on the hilltop next to the University of Shimane, overlooking downtown Hamada.

4 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous installation, I have posted a link to your photos on my blog.

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  2. That in un-freakin-believable. If any one had told me about a hankie covered building I would have thought they were pulling my leg.

    There's no doubt something amazing to find in Japan every day... if you look.

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  3. Wonderful! Thanks to Lis for getting me to your site. I have been lucky enough to visit Japan once, and would love to go again.

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  4. This is marvellous. Came here via Heather's friend's blog.

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