Friday, January 13, 2012

Ken Iwata Mother & Child Museum


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The Ken Iwata Mother & Child Museum opened a few months ago in the tiny fishing village of Munakata on Omishima island in the Set Inland sea. It is part of Imabari City on Shikoku.

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I can find very little information about the sculptor Ken Iwata other than he was born in 1924 and lives in Saitama. Mother and child seems to be a major preoccupation of his work.

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I can find no connection between him and Omishima, and the only connection seems to be the architect of the museum, Toyo Ito.

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Toyo Ito is also not from Omishima, but within the village of Munakata he has built 4 structures, the other three I will post on in the coming weeks.

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The museum is basically a circular concrete wall with an overhanging lip and a couple of glass walls.

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The museum is open from 9 to 5 and entrance is 300yen.

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A few of the 44 sculptures on display....

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing architecture. Excellent photos.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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