Rock Scissors Paper 1992-1993

Hoya Children’s Park, Tokyo, Japan, 1992-1993

Commissioner: Tama Life 21, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Art Planner: Atelier Aza

stainless steel, earth, plant


Children around the world do not always need words to communicate with each other.  On her first site visit to the park, Nagasawa saw the children from different countries play the universal game of “rock, scissors, paper,” which became the inspiration of the sculptures.

Stainless steel takes the form of giant spiral hands, which were filled with local earth and grass. Spiral is a symbol of growth. The juxtaposition of polished hard material and soft nature encourages children to touch, and learn the differences of material in different weather conditions throughout the year.


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