Time travel L01 / タイムトラベル 二曲屏風
The flow of various times (early, late, past, future) expressed in collage.
By applying the collage to a traditional gold folding screen that set person off who standing in front of you, will take the person sitting in front of gold folding screen on a journey of various times.
A collaboration between historic gold folding screens and contemporary art. Please take a picture with this folding screen in the background and enjoy the time travel.
The folding screen was originally from China and was used as a room partition and a windbreak tool.
The oldest folding screen in Japan is said to have been presented in 686 by Silla, the origin of Korea.
The appearance of the gold folding screen was in the Muromachi period (1336 – 1573).
The folding screen with gold covering one side was very popular, making more desirable than painting and drawing alone.
The golden folding screen became one of the important exports from Japan at that time.
After that, in the Edo period, gold folding screens began to be used in congratulatory seats such as ceremonies, worship services, and festivals.
In modern times, it is set up for various celebrations such as the background of bride and groom seat at the wedding reception, actor and actress’s marriage press conference, award ceremony, and the *Hina dolls. At the wedding ceremony, it means “to make the lives of the two of us shine like gold”.
At the Hina festival, in addition to the meaning of blessing, there is a theory that the dolls are display the golden folding screen “to illuminate the future path of the girl who owns the dolls.”
*Hina Festival is to pray for the growth of girls. They exhibit dolls while festival with Golden folding screen.