Today I'd like to introduce you to Moerunuma Park's famous "Glass Pyramid" by Isamu Noguchi. Moerunuma Park is located in the East ward of Sapporo and even though I've only been in Sapporo for nine years, I've visited it about 20 times! I was walking through the park the other day, wondering if I should make a Hokkaido Likers article for the location, when I stumbled upon the perfect spot to feature! It was a pyramid of course but not the famous glass pyramid. The park actually features several of these monoliths, some of them more well known than others and I suddenly found myself determined to find and feature them all!
So if you think I missed one, or you know of another rare Hokkaido pyramid not mentioned in this article, please let us know in the comment section!
For our first pyramid, I'll start with this article's feature. The beautiful "Glass Pyramid" by Isamu Noguchi. This pyramid is the most well known and is often featured as a highlight of Moerunuma Park.
Now for the second pyramid! Well, if you look at it from the right angle it’s pyramid shaped...
While the first one is definitely a pyramid, the rest of the list to be honest, may just be my own imagination but I hope you'll agree with me! (^^;)
This structure is actually a jungle gym located in the corner of a playground area. While I was setting up for this picture I spotted a father and daughter playing together. The daughter struggled a bit, but eventually reached the top and pointed off into the distance shouting, "Dad, look!" The clear Hokkaido sky, beautiful weather, and adorable family moment really made an impression on me. So much so that the day after I wrote this article I followed the father's example and brought my own son to the park with me to play.
Pyramid number three! The scenery in the area is one of my favorite in the park. This spot is actually a bit of a rare find, so if you get a chance to visit the park I challenge you to search for it!
Here is pyramid number four. It is located near an area with cherry trees. This one is also inside a playground area, and the peaceful atmosphere makes it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the park while the kids play.
Last but not least, here are the final three. On the left is "Moeru Mountain," on the right is the "Tetra Mound," and on the bottom is the "Play Mountain." That last one resembles an actual mountain more than a pyramid! That wraps up the list, but I urge you to visit the park yourselves and explore. Even if you've been before, there are always new things to find, and new places to explore!
Red dragonflies have begun to take flight all over Sapporo, signifying the start of, what will likely be, a very short autumn. As the season's change, so do the features of Hokkaido, meaning we have much more to introduce to you the readers! So be sure to keep reading the Hokkaido Likers page for more!
For more information about Moeruyuma Park, follow this link to the Sapporo parks homepage:
(Hokkaido Likers Photo Writer - Iwasaki)