Yoro Park – The Site Of Reversible Destiny

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Nestled in the side of Japan’s Yoro Mountains is a park plucked straight out of Wonderland. Filled with mind-bending sculptures and intricate labyrinths meant to challenge perceptions, the space is one part theme park and one part art installation.

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Visitors are encouraged to approach the site with the mindset of a child: to climb, be curious and discover different perspectives. Step through the looking glass and explore with us.

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The Site of Reversible Destiny is an “experience park” opened in 1995 designed by Nagoya-born, New York-based artist Arakawa Shusaku and his wife and artistic partner, poet Madeline Gins.

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The theme of the park is “encountering the unexpected,” spreading across about 18,000 square meters. The artist Shusaku Arakawa and poet Madeline Gins realized  here their bold and reckless 30-year vision.

The site consists of a main pavilion called the “Critical Resemblance House” and the vast bowl-like “Elliptical Field“.There are pieces that will make you lose your sense of balance and perspective. Since you will move a lot in this garden, you can rent a helmet and running shoes at the reception.

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