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Tree Says「」
by Hakuten CO., LTD.

Tree Says「」by Hakuten
Photo by Akira Arai / Nacása&Partners

Hakuten has created the Tree Says「」installation.

Sarushima Island has many historical sites from the Second World War, along with magnificent nature.

At the site of the former turrets, there's a large tree that is symbolic of nature's encroachment and co-existence with man-made structures.

"This work is sensing the tree and outputting the vibrations and sounds hidden within it," said Hakuten. "It is full of a sense of life that cannot be imagined from a tree standing quietly."

People use their imagination to find meaning in the sounds and vibrations transmitted by the trees, creating a new point of contact between trees, people and nature.

This project has been longlisted in the installation design category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Hakuten
Project: Tree Says「」

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