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TURN Fes 5 Related project “Sunflower Maze”

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Take the Sunflower Maze challenge!

As part of the TURN project, since 2017 we have been running a program that combines agricultural and artistic activities on cultivated land belonging to the Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, University of Tokyo(*). This year a maze of sunflowers created on the plot will be open to the public over two days. See if you can find your way through the 50m x 20m maze created in the sunflower field.
As well as taking on the maze, visitors can admire the lofty flowers rising high in the sky and get a real feeling of summer.

*This project uses a plot belonging to the University of Tokyo’s Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services and was arranged as a joint research project (managed by Eriko Yasunaga and Yuya Fukano) with the university. Run together with artist Satoshi Iwama once a month, participants were joined by Shure University in the project’s first year, and in the second year by the Nishi-tokyo support facility for people with disabilities, Sakuranosono. The kind of effect that working on this project has on participants is also being measured and assessed using physiological, behavioral, psychological and social indicators.


Satoshi Iwama (artist, Associate Professor at the Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts)




– Please refrain from visiting by car
– Bicycle parking space is provided (immediately after the main gate)
– To go ahead in the case of light rain, to be canceled in the case of stormy weather
– There is no shade inside the maze so please be careful of heatstroke by wearing a hat and drinking plenty of water
– Wheelchairs suitable for outdoors are also provided so that the elderly and those with physical disabilities can also enjoy the maze

*Programs are subject to change without notice


Project Coordination Division
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
TEL: 03-6256-8435(10:00-18:00 Excluding weekends and holidays)


Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo (1-1-1 Midoricho, Nishitokyo City, Tokyo)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo / Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), the nonprofit organization Art's Embrace, Tokyo University of the Arts
Joint research project / Cooperation
Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, The University of Tokyo