Shikoku,Day 50

I’am going to roll over

So please move.



Huge piece of art at the harbour of Takamatsu. Unfortunatly, the information was only written in Japanese. 

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Born and raised in a village along the Danube in Austria, Traude Wild soon ventured out into the world. After a two-year program for tourism in Klesheim/Salzburg, she spent nearly a year in South Africa and Namibia. By returning back to Austria, she acquired a Master of Economics at the University of Vienna. After moving to the United States with her four children, she studied Art History at Arizona State University and stayed in the United States for fourteen years. Here, she was teaching Art History in several Universities like Webster University and University of Missouri-St. Louis. Now, she lives partially in Arizona and Vienna and works together with her husband for the University of South-Carolina, Moore School of business as Adjunct Professor organising and leading Study tours in Central Europe. She also teaches at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. Since 1999, she is practicing Zen meditation in the lineage of Katagiri Roshi. She loves to hike and to write and is a student of Natalie Goldberg. During her often many weeks long hikes she brings her awareness into the Here and Now, describing her experiences in an authentic way. She loves to walk pilgrimages. The longest hike so far was the 1,400 km long 88 Temple pilgrimage in Shikoku, Japan in 2016.

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  1. Dear Traude
    I looked up the peice online and found this:
    Lin said his concept for the great piece here, entitled ‘Beyond Borders-the Sea’ was the inspiration of the box fruit tree’s fruit that drifts around the waters often crossing the Asian mainland across the Sea of Japan (and elsewhere).
    So the path of the box fruit is the same as the ancient people’s meanderings in Asia. I interviewed Lin and he said the interior would be used as a place for relaxation, meditation and perhaps prayer.
    “My concept is the world is one family.The power of art is that it strengthens communication between people. I think it is the strongest thing there is.”

    It is a beautiful peice with a lovely intention don’t you think?

    • What a great explanation of this amazing piece of art. Thank you so much for sharing it!!! When I saw it I immidiatly loved it. Unfortunately, I was there at the last day of the big art festival and it was closed already. So I could not walk in.


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