Terrace Winds by Yasuyoshi Sugiura is one of the few artworks I skipped for 2016. I had seen it in 2013 and it was a fun artwork. In spring, the artwork is not as interesting as the vegetation around it was not lush. When the bus from the Ogre caves stopped in front of the entrance to the artwork, I contemplated visiting but decided against it for many reasons. I’m sure that the artwork in the summer would be better as the flowers would have been blooming or at the very least greener. I do not regret not seeing it for a second time but I think I would regret it if I didn’t see it in 2013.
Terrace Winds is a very simple artwork of a few rocks and a couple of lattice formations. Everything is made of ceramic which meant everything could stand the test of time and survive 3 years in the open. Yasuyoshi Suigiura is a ceramics master and a lot of his works revolves around making objects, especially flowers, out of ceramics. The latticework was very interesting and took up a small landing on the side of the hill with a beautiful backdrop of Takamatsu across the water.
The artwork is free and the views alone make a visit worthwhile. The artwork does change depending on the season and what is growing in the area. It may be a little difficult to reach if it was raining or recently rained so do be careful as the route can be slippery. Be sure to just soak up the atmosphere and hope you are alone as it is wonderful to enjoy this artwork.
- Terrace Winds (Official Setouchi Triennale Site)