The Miniature Garden in Echigo-Tsumari

Photo by Anzaï


About the artwork

The triangular column around a tree in the garden of Yokoji Temple in Matsunoyama is the announcement board for my plans for my work in the 2006 Triennial. When I stepped into the precincts of Yokoji, I felt the deep power of the place. What can I say about the relationship between the plants, buildings and geography of this place, and especially the beauty of the moss-covered ground and the flowers growing between the mosses? Not as carefully groomed as temples in Kyoto, Yokoji, for me, embodies the appropriate and natural relationship between man and nature. I hoped to create a work that would not spoil its atmosphere and would be deeply in harmony with the special relationships of nature, time, and memory found in this place.


Artwork no. Y030
Production year 2003
Area Matsunoyama
Village Matsunoyama
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