riverbed / a gathered people 2016
riverbed / a gathered people
There will be a permanent addition to the viewing deck that looks onto the limpid Kuji River: a series of rounded, porcelain sculptures. Like pebbles at the bottom of the river, which have been rounded by the perpetual flow of water, the sculptures come in diverse sizes, colors and textures, and share the space in harmony. In that sense, they also resemble the people that gather and spend time in Kawa Plaza. The Kuji River, which starts up in Mount Yamizo in the northernmost part of Kenpoku, has always provided this land with nature’s blessings, especially ayu fish. There are even ruins near Kawa Plaza, demonstrating that people have lived in the area since ancient times. Viewers will be able to take in the present view, and to think at the same time about the people who gathered here over the course of history. Visitors can also touch the sculptures, and appreciate the distinctive feel of the porcelain.