Ceramic Relief "Flight" / Original Painter and Supervisor : Setsuro Takahashi / Front of Entrance, Matsumoto City Museum of Art / Installed on March, 2002
It seems that the appearance of the birds which fly freely in the sky carrying colorful balloons relaxingly represents the artist's mind. The motif of the balloons is "Matsumoto Temari" representing the folk crafts in Matsumoto. It originated in a familiar handmade toy mainly made by the warrier class families' children in Matsumoto clan around middle of Edo era, and was soon loved by ordinary families as well. The mountain ranges represent the mountains in Azumino, the artists' home, and let you have eternal thoughts in your minds.