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Location / Travel

Winter Moerenuma Park

by Hiroki Yanagisawa on January 17, 2011 6:35 PM

It's a magic of snow.


What's so amazing about snow (aside from myself as an avid snowboarder), is that it drastically changes what we call usual. White-fluffy stuff covers up what we call "everyday" and its consequence -- a new perspective, which could never be attained without snow, emerges.

This tendency becomes edgier at this particular park in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Moerenuma Park, a public park designed by Isamu Noguchi (a Japanese-American sculptor) is one of the edgiest park structures in the world. It's artificial hills and contemporary structures are drawing yourself to the world of unusual.







Now, what happens to this place during the winter? Here it is.


Winter Moerenuma Park


Winter Moerenuma Park

Winter Moerenuma Park


Turns out, the park becomes more unusual, edgier place.

To the locals, the park turns out to be a free-of-charge ski resort. (During the winter season, the park rents sled, snow shoe, and ski for kids)


Winter Moerenuma Park
View, from the top of hill.


Experience the white edginess, only 45 minutes subway+bus ride from the center Sapporo.


Winter Moerenuma Park


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