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Garden for Children Exhibition

Showcased as part of the 'Garden for Children' exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in July 2010 is the 'Cheering Mountain' - a playspace with a gigantic blackboard.

Designed by Mikido Endo (of Office Mikido), the architect wanted to present art not as something to think about but instead as something participants would feel through their bodies.

The unusual scale and mountain-like shape of the blackboards; the cushions at the base; the peek-a-boo holes and strange arms - encourage children to climb, jump, and spread their creative energy into every corner.

After the two-month exhibition period, the gigantic mountain was no longer a blackboard but a funny creature with white hair. Anyone entering the space was immediately greeted by the amazing creativity of the the former visitors.


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