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

Posted By Ana Lisa On November 13, 2012 @ 1:35 pm In Art,Design,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Hiroshi Fuji, Art, Recycled Materials, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, recycled toys, Mickey Mouse, Doraemon, japanese art, big scale installation [5]

Hiroshi Fuji is a well-known installation artist and social activist born in Kagoshima City [6] 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 [7], colorful plastic toys become giant monsters [8] 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 [1]

Via Spoon & Tamago [1]

Photos via Hiroshi Fuji [9] and 3331 Arts Chiyoda [10]

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[1] Hiroshi Fuji: http://geco.jp/

[2] Tokyo: http://inhabitat.com/artist-yumiko-matsui-recreates-the-city-of-tokyo-entirely-from-paper/

[3] 3331 Arts Chiyoda: http://www.3331.jp/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/hiroshi-fuji-makes-a-dazzling-art-installation-in-tokyo-using-50000-recycled-toys/hiroshi-fuji-2/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/hiroshi-fuji-makes-a-dazzling-art-installation-in-tokyo-using-50000-recycled-toys/hiroshi-fuji-2/

[6] Kagoshima City: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kagoshima_City

[7] Doraemon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doraemon

[8] monsters: http://inhabitat.com/6-monstrous-sculptures-made-from-recycled-vehicles/

[9] Hiroshi Fuji: http://www.facebook.com/fuji.hiroshi

[10] 3331 Arts Chiyoda: http://www.facebook.com/pages/3331-Arts-Chiyoda/120173754687495

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