Spiral Sun

2014
AR graffiti on Yasukuni Shrine, digital colour print on paper, text (inspired by ancient poems and songs from Okinawa and the Amami Islands, “Akemodoro no Hana”)
Hand out the below postcard at the exhibition (25-29 September 2014  Anti-War : Resistance against the Anticipated War) →http://hansenten2014.tumblr.com





Spiral Sun is an artwork of site-specific AR graffiti. I draw an AR graffiti on Yasukuni Shrine and the public can view it by using their mobile phones or their tablets at the Yasukuni Shrine. I handed out postcards to viewers at the gallery. The postcard explains how people can access the artwork that is set up on a torii, a gateway built at the entrance to a shrine, in the Yasukuni Shrine. The Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded by Emperor Meiji and commemorates those who died in service of Japan from the First Indochina War of 1946–1954. Shinto is Japan’s first religion, and it was closely connected to the history of constructing the Empire of Japan during the Meiji period.