Walls of hopes and dreams

Words of hopes and dreams
Words of hopes and dreams

Walls of hopes and dreams

A beautiful and colourful installation was revealed in Tokyo, Japan by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + designcalled the universe of words, to celebrate Tanabata.

On July 7th, the Japanese partake in Tanabata, a festival in which they celebrate the meeting of two deities; Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented as stars). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are only allowed to meet once a year.

On this day, it is the tradition that the Japanese write their hopes and dreams on coloured pieces of paper and hang them on bamboo in the hopes their dreams will come true.

Emmanuelle reimagines this tradition by extracting the sense of Tanabata onto the floating words. The installation was composed of approximately 140,000 words. Paths cut through the installation creating walls of words allowing visitors to walk through the countless numbers of hopes and dreams represented.

Walls can inspire us, give us a sense of awe and wonder and bring us together as a community larger and small. Check out some of the photos of this beautiful exhibition.

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