Wings / a Trainer of Imagine Flying

4/27-11/10, 2024 (Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays)

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About the artwork

“At former crematorium, a place for death and rebirth”A pair of wings is placed on a former crematorium, facing two big cedar trees and a stone Buddha. Sitting on the chair between the wings, one imagines a place one would like to go, a longed-for time, a person one hopes to meet. One can practice flying after death, like the souls of the dead cremated here, who flew up to heaven with the flames and the smoke. Death is fearsome, death is sad, but the soul may be handed down in perpetuity, its story continuing forever. It is important to recall that we are alive, and owe our lives to someone else.Along with the big cedar trees and the stone Buddha, I hope this device will help people to remember what was done at this site, to hand on its memories to posterity. (Open Competition Winning Work)

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Artwork no. D101
Production year 2003
Opening hours Daytime
Admission - (Depending on the period, Passport for viewing artworks and common tickets may be sold.)
Closed Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays (Outdoor artworks can be viewed even on regular closing day.) / Winter season
Area Matsudai
Village Inubushi
Open dates 4/27-11/10, 2024 (Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays)
Venue Inubushi, Tokachi-City, Niigata
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