Toku

Toku

 

Artist

Shinki Kato

Medium

Steel, granite, mirror

District

South Canberra

Commissioned

2010

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Toku was commissioned to celebrate the 1300th anniversary of Japan’s ancient capital, Nara. The sculpture has three main elements: A five-storied pagoda form which represents Canberra; a floating stone representing Nara; and the form of a small bird symbolising peace. The bird resembles a Latham’s Snipe, a species which migrates annually between Japan and Canberra. The artist has created Toku to express the amicable relationship and mutual understanding shared by the Canberra and Nara as sister cities.

Launched on 18 September 2010 by Jon Stanhope MLA  Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts and Heritage.

Shinki Kato
Toku, 2010
Steel, granite, mirror
Canberra Nara Peace Park