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Designed by Takuto Ohta





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I suddenly remembered Kanei Tsuho, which I picked up in the riverbank when I was a child. There were other coins around the coins that had fallen, and I felt a romance with them as a child. Money is unique as a thing. Although it has been used for more than 50 years, it has an empty property that can be established only by social credibility. The complex sculptures on the surface symbolize the development of modern production technology, and people's memories are updated by repeating minor design changes with the times. Each country has its own value, and there is no other product that involves almost everyone. The year of manufacture is stamped on Japanese coins. From each of them, you can imagine various emotions, such as time and relationships with countless people.

Kintoki is an object that has a space for collecting coins. Basically, it is designed so that coins once inserted cannot be taken out. The purpose is a little different from the consciousness of saving little by little and the process of taking out by breaking the piggy bank. As a consideration for something, we enjoy the absurdity of ending the function of coins around society and accumulating them. The ecstasy of immorality and the time when it is contained in money are bitten. There is no meaning there. However, it can also be meaningful. Like a fountain or a gift. The more active the relationship with things, the more realistic it becomes and the more it becomes colored. What does the metal in Kintoki mean in the face of the digitization of money and the collapse of social systems?

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