Fumiko Goto, 2020, Switzerland
How is spirituality presented?
As my response to the theme MUSEUM I chose religious architecture.
Ise, an ancient shrine in Japan gradually lost its aristocratic benefactors, has gained new patrons of commonality in the 19th century, this owning to campaigns by Priests to promote “all-inclusive pilgrimage”, inclusive of lustful entertainments for life-time purification of soul. The juxtaposition around this sanctuary interested me to create a diptych-brooch, one reflecting the floor plan, the other a motif of Hyôtan – calabash, beloved in traditional Japanese design since old times.