大蔵山スタジオ|OKURAYAMA STUDIO

大蔵山文化施設

大蔵山には、この山でしか見られない、形状もコンセプトも大層ユニークな施設が点在しています。まだ日本が高度経済成長を謳歌していた時代、数多の石材需要に応えて採掘は繰り返され、1970年後半には荒廃した大地が広がるようになりました。かつては地元の民によって生活の糧となる動物や山菜が採取されていた大蔵山。「この地をもう一度緑が溢れ、人々が集う場に。」1980年代に埋め戻し作業が始まりました。その後、様々な過程で出会うこととなった石彫家、建築家、そして地元の人々が加わり、山全体を創作の場と捉える壮大なスケールのプロジェクトが始まりました。その後、幾多もの試行錯誤と長い時間を掛けながら、現在に見られる施設が完成していきました。

There are many exceedingly unique facilities in Mt. Okurayama which have shapes and concepts unlike anywhere else. During the times of advanced economic growth in Japan, mining activities increased with the large demand for stone materials and the land became devastated in the latter half of the 1970s. Mt. Okurayama was once home to animals and plants which were used as food by the locals. Restoration work started in the latter half of the 1970s under the idea of “Making this place full of green again so people will come here to gather.” This led to many different sculptors, architects and local people who Masahiro Yamada had met throughout his career coming together to start a large scale project using the entire mountain as a canvas for creation. The facilities you see today are the result of trial and error as well as hard work over a long period of time.

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