If you are planning a holiday trip along the Toyo’s Sumida River it could be amazed to peer new style ship out of the ordinary. Designed by Japanese artist Yasuhiro Suzuki under titled Opening the River, is part of DESIGNART Tokyo 2020. The “Zip-Fastener Ship” is currently trailing through the water, looks like it’s unzipping Tokyo’s Famous Sumida River.
Known as a designer for drawing inspiration from daily items, Suzuki got the concept for uncommon ship design when looking down from the window of the plane. He notice that ships zipping throughout the water beneath, and thought approximately how they regarded as although they had been splitting aside the water (just like a zipper splits aside a jacket). He decided to take his vision further by creating a 9-meter-long ship in the shape of a jacket zipper.
Offering a chrome-colored body, bridge, and puller (the 3 parts that make up an actual zip), the zip-fastener ship looks similar to its tiny counterpart. The Sumida River became historically the border among the historic provinces of Musashi and Shimousa, so the zipper ship is a visual reminder of the divide.
“in case you observe the lightly flowing Sumida River, you can see the swaying water that changes its shape because of the splash of waves that the ship has installation on the glowing water floor that reflects the sky,” says the Sumida River Sumi-Yume artwork mission. “As the ‘fastener ship’ sails, we are able to bring out and convey the numerous expressions of water that lurks round us.”
In case you’re in Tokyo, you could discover the Zip-Fastener Ship among the bridges of Azumabashi and Sakurabashi on the Sumida River, daily from 12 noon to 2 pm through to Sunday, November 8, 2020.