5 Japanese Alps Takase River Garden

Haruki Takahash


In this year’s art festival, Takahashi reworks his project from the 2014 Shinano-Omachi Food & Art Corridor event in which he created water channels that flowed underneath the floors of a house in the town, echoing the pleasant sounds of the water throughout the building. Drawing from the ideology of the Chinese hermit Zong Bing, Takahashi combines the concept of miniaturizing the natural environment found in traditional Japanese gardening and the Chinese principle of the three perspectives of landscape painting. Using the inside of the rooms as a garden space, he represents Shinano Omachi’s landscape, the Northern Alps, Takase Riverwith the porcelain motifs of the native plants that grow in the river basin.