Hamamatsu, City of Creavity

Hamamatsu, City of Creativity: Looking Toward the Future with a Symbiosis of Man and Nature   This piano was produced by the City of Hamamatsu (Shizoka Prefecture), Japan.

The relief magnified by the wind on the Nakatajima dune, one of Japan’s three largest dunes, is presented as an expression of land art. The loggerhead (caretta) turtle, an endangered species, lays its eggs in the dune and thus benefits from the city’s nature conservation activities, while the water represents the sounds produced by the piano to create the impression of flight to a future land filled with hope.

This city is not only an industrial city based on manufacturing - specifically motorcycles and musical instruments-but also a community where nature and industry coexist in harmony. Hamamtsu has set a target of joining UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network in the field of music, so it chose the piano, symbol of Hamamatsu, as the focus of its work.

The gerberas form a major part of the work and were selected because Hamamatsu is Japan’s largest producer of these species.

The loggerhead turtle featured in this work is one of the planet’s endangered marine turtles. It is threatened not only by nets and trawls used in commercial fishing, but must also cope with the growing presence of waste plastic particles in its habitat, which it mistakenly swallows.

Note that the city of Hamamatsu was the host city for Mosaiculture InternationalTM 2009, which displayed works by 97 cities in 25 countries.

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Hamamatsu is a community where industry and nature coexist in harmony. Photo : © ProvinceQuebec.com

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The city of Hamamatsu has set a target of joining UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network in the field of music, so the city chose the piano, symbol of Hamamatsu, as the focus of its work. Photo : © ProvinceQuebec.com

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The gerberas were selected because Hamamatsu is Japan’s largest producer of these species. Photo : © Lucie Dumalo

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The loggerhead turtle featured in this work is one of the planet’s endangered marine turtles. Photo : © Lucie Dumalo

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This turtle is threatened not only by nets and trawls used in commercial fishing, but must also cope with the growing presence of waste plastic particles in its habitat, which it mistakenly swallows. Photo : © Lucie Dumalo

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