Maze for Tourists

Photo by T. Kobayash

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About the artwork

This Maze for Tourists is inspired by a type of maze often found in ancient Europe, where it was used in rituals to pray for the safety of travelers on ship at sea. When I saw such a maze, I felt that its form was similar to motifs on Jomon Era pottery and sensed a similarity to the natural balance in which Jomon people lived. In creating this park, my hope was to bring to life, in the present day, something of those ancient lifestyles. I hope that all travelers, all visitors to this place, will grasp the bounty and grace of nature by following the maze to begin a new life’s journey. I will be very happy if this park becomes a nature center for learning about plants and birnging people closer to nature. My wish is that the wonderful gifts of nature that Echigo-Tsumari enjoys will be shared throughout the world.

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Artwork no. D063
Production year 2003
Admission ETAT Passport or Special ticket
Area Matsudai
Village Matsudai
Open dates From the late April (It will be open after snow season) to the end of October
Venue Nobutai(3743-1, Matsudai, Tokachi-City, Niigata)
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