December 28, 2008

In Cows We Dream

Just two of the cows created for the Cow Parade public exhibit held in Marunouchi this past fall. A collaboration between junior high schools in Chiyoda ward and Japanese artists, this marked the third time the Cows came to Tokyo.

("Omission Cow" by Shinichiro Tanaka)

While this year's cows were designed freely according to the artists' interpretation, the Cow Parade in Marunouchi held two years ago were based on very Japanese images. To wit, these daruma (Dharma doll) and policeman cows below. Note the nightstick holder in the police cow.
Around 75 cows are created each time and strategically placed in the area. Next time, I will hunt them all down.

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