An Art Park Used to Reimagine the Earth’s Role

Moerenuma Park

In an expansive area that includes ox-bow lake, a wetlands left by the Ishikari River, there is a park in which nature and artifice harmonize on a huge scale that befits Hokkaido. After serving a completely different function as a “final waste disposal site,” the land was transformed into a park, effectively becoming a sculpture that encompasses the entire area. The master plan was devised by the sculptor Isamu Noguchi in 1988. Consisting of simple, powerfully shaped facilities such as “Play Mountain,” constructed out of waste material, the park opened in 2005.

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  • Moerenuma Park

    Isamu Noguchi

    Sapporo, Hokkaido

    2005

    Courtesy of MOERENUMA PARK

  • Moerenuma Park

    Isamu Noguchi

    Sapporo, Hokkaido

    2005

    Courtesy of MOERENUMA PARK