People confused after a giant floating head emerges in Tokyo

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On July 16, a massive floating head emerged over Tokyo, perplexing the city's citizens.

The floating head was seen hovering over Yoyogi Park in central Tokyo between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. last Friday, according to PR Times.

According to The Yomiuri Shimbun, the gigantic head turned out to be a flying hot air balloon that was part of an art installation by the modern art team "me" and the Tokyo metropolitan administration.

The artwork, titled Masayume, is based on a real person's image, which was picked from a pool of 1,000 applicants at a "face collection workshop" in 2019.
The chosen face's identity was not revealed.

According to the PR Times, the idea arose from a dream that Haruka Kojin, one of the team's artists, had when she was in junior high school.

According to Japanese media, "me" creator Kenji Minamikawa hopes that people will "reflect on the meaning of humans coexisting" after witnessing the gigantic face.

Publish : 2021-07-22 11:56:00

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