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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

B.S. East Tetsuya Nakamura at Narita Airport

ブルー スカイ イースト

On the 4th floor of the South Wing of Terminal 1 of Narita International Airport, outside of Tokyo, not far from where you go through the security check (and then downstairs to immigration) is a sculpture, about 3 or 4 meters high.

B.S. East Tetsuya Nakamura Narita Airport


It could be a showroom dummy that morphed, or a giant chicken that got wallpapered. The title is not all that enlightening: "B.S. East." But, no, it is not referring to the b.s. that you, gentle reader, may be uncharitably imagining. Reading the Japanese inscription: ブルー スカイ イースト makes it apparent that it stands for "Blue Sky East," created by Tetsuya Nakamura in 2006.

Nakamura, born 1968, is renowned for his vivid, plastic, aerodynamic sculptures of this kind. And in somewhat dingy Narita Airport, a bit of blue sky from whichever direction is welcome.

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