Historical Sites Made Out of Sand in Japan
A group of artists from around the world are putting together a unique art exhibition – sand art! Together the international artists are recreating World Heritage using sand sites ahead of Japan’s Yokohama Culture City of East Asia exhibition.
The artists, primarily Japanese, Chinese and South Korean, use sand from the Tottori Sand Dunes, Japan’s largest coastal dunes. The sand is compacted using only water, after which it is packed into a pyramid shaped block and carved into the various designs.
On site, there is a small, makeshift Tottori Sand Dune, allowing visitors to participate in workshops where they can learn how to create sand art. At night, the exhibition is lit up.