Halfway up Mt. Danyama on Teshima island, 400 wind chimes are installed in a forest, tinkling in the breeze. On strips of transparent material hanging from each bell are the names of loved ones written by past visitors. The sound of the wind chimes summon up the mystery of the soul, paying homage to the memory of those individuals, expressing both the vitality and transience of human life.
New visitors are invited to leave behind the name of a beloved one. At a later date, this name will be engraved on a strip in the visitor's own handwriting, and will start swinging in the breeze, becoming part of the artwork.
On July 18th, 2016, the opening day, an artist talk was held on Teshima by Christian Boltanski. You can access the full text of his lecture here.
Hours ＆ Admission
・Access to La forêt des murmures is through a steep dirt road. We recommend wearing walking shoes to visit this work.
・Please be mindful while exploring the island.
1771 karato, Teshima, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa 7614662 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)879-68-3555 (Teshima Art Museum)