Following his giant installation pieces shown in Seoul, Taipei and Hong Kong, KAWS has brought the KAWS:HOLIDAY exhibition to its fourth stop at Mount Fuji, Japan in collaboration with AllRightsReserved, as announced last month. Spanning a whopping 40 meters, the artist’s iconic Companion character is seen laid on the ground, gazing at Mount Fuji.
Starting today visitors will be able to take a peep at the massive sculpture. Unlike the previous locations, this time Companion will be camping out on the plateau of Fumotoppara Camping Ground with actual campers. As KAWS:HOLIDAY was originally created to gift a relaxing and pleasurable experience for people around the world, it falls just in line with this beautiful Japanese scenery. “We are happy to bring KAWS:HOLIDAY to Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji for this first-time camping experience, connecting people in pristine nature,” organizer and curator of AllRightsReserved, SK Lam stated in a press release.
To celebrate the opening of this exhibition, 2,000 campers will join Companion for an exclusive overnight experience sponsored by Herschel Supply. An inauguration ceremony of a 5-minute drone performance by the SKYMAGIC team is also slated to reveal.
KAWS:HOLIDAY will be on display from today through July 24. Make sure to stop by if you will be passing through Japan in the coming week.
Fumotoppara Camping Ground
Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan