Eternal Idoles

Tsunaki Kuwashima

I felt like Taylor from the Planet of the Apes (1968) when I first set my eyes on a dogu.

In the last scene, Taylor finds the destroyed Statue of Liberty and is damned that he has returned to his own civilization having traversed through time.

My encounter with the dogu is indeed the same as Taylor’s discovery of the statue.

(From the interview of “UNEARTHED” exhibition’s book)