Hiroshi Fuji Makes a Dazzling Art Installation in Tokyo Using 50,000 Recycled Toys

by , 11/13/12

Hiroshi Fuji, Art, Recycled Materials, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, recycled toys, Mickey Mouse, Doraemon, japanese art, big scale installation

Hiroshi Fuji is a well-known installation artist and social activist born in Kagoshima City and working all around the globe. He produces large-scale installations, performances and events with a focus on the community and the use of discarded materials. For his latest show, recycled toys were collected from about 1,000 locations – shops, parks, museums, private homes and community centers all over Japan – to be reused in creative activities like public workshops or art installations.

This brilliant installation brings up childhood memories exposing visitors to random old stuff. From Mickey Mouse to Doraemon, colorful plastic toys become giant monsters or landscapes thanks to Fuji’s creative eye. A project based on education, entertainment and cooperation activities between kids and grown-ups, this magical toy landscape is in fact a big statement on trash and its huge creative potential.

+ Hiroshi Fuji

Via Spoon & Tamago

Photos via Hiroshi Fuji and 3331 Arts Chiyoda

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