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Christian Boltanski

Artwork No. 035

La forêt des murmures

Halfway up Mt. Danyama on Teshima island, 400 wind chimes are installed in a forest, tinkling in the breeze. On strips of transparent material hanging from each bell are the names of loved ones written by past visitors. The sound of the wind chimes summon up the mystery of the soul, paying homage to the memory of those individuals, expressing both the vitality and transience of human life. New visitors are invited to leave behind the name of a beloved one. At a later date, this name will be engraved on a strip in the visitor's own handwriting, and will start swinging in the breeze, becoming part of the artwork.

ART INFORMATION

Artwork Location Teshima Karatooka
Hours 9:30-16:30
Closed Tuesdays | *Open on national holidays but closed the next day. | *Open on Tuesdays when Monday falls on a national holiday but closed on the next day. | *It will be released from Summer Session.
Admission 300 yen | *free for children 15 and under | Registration Fee: 5,000 yen
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