Scrumble intersection Shibuya station・ Ginza intersection・ Iriomote Hoshizuna beach.
Three intersections, each with a set of matching kaleidoscope-patterned umbrellas.
Three video recordings of people holding the umbrellas and crossing the intersections.
An intersection is a place where encounters and separations are repeated indefinitely. Similarly, in a kaleidoscope, objects adhere or separate with each change in position; change is continuous, without the same image appearing again. Each of these beautiful moments became an individual umbrella.
The number of the umbrellas is the same as the number of the objects in the kaleidoscope.
People holding the umbrellas and walking across the intersection link to the patterns from the kaleidoscope that creates different patterns from diverse figures of the objects.
The reason for choosing the umbrella is that the angle of the umbrella rib is the same as the angle of the two mirrors in the kaleidoscope, which is 22.5 degrees.
Also the pattern shown from a tiny hole becomes a large umbrella that creates a space that covers me.
The umbrellas are made of 100% polyester, however different fabrics are used depending on the places.
Heat-transfer printing, water repellent technique.
Number of umbrellas 182.
Shibuya 52, Ginza 61 and Iriomote Island 70.
55cm umbrellas with 8 ribs made of FRP, handle made of rubber urethane.
Different density of oil to differentiate the speed of each place.