©2005 Akio Hizume Coromandel, New Zealand
Feb. - Mar. 2005
The Japan Society for Marcury Bay (Inc)
Department of Conservation (DOC)
Cooks Beach Ferry Landing Parks and Reserves Committee
New Zealand /Japan Exchange Program
Thames Coromandel District Council
David and Hisae Lynch (The Japan Society),
John Gaukrodger, Derek Cox, Tony Wasley, Paul Edhouse, Mike Green (DOC),
Dave Dyllce, Julie Nevin, Eddie & Eriko MacLean, Addele Smile,
Casey Bowden, Arison Henry, Bob,
Dave, Denise and Johnnie (Eggsentric),
Jerry & Meg Thoma, Toby Morcom, Keith Morcom, Ted Collings
This is the document about 3rd Democracy Steps.|
The 1st one was built in Japan (1993), 2nd one was in U.S.A.(1997).
3rd Democracy Steps was built in New Zealand in 2005.
After surveying the site, I designed the staircase using computer.|
The total length of staircase was 80 meters.
I tried to design it as if I caress the earth.
This drawing is not only plan but also score of music. Actually people can play music on the score. The shape of the ground will play its own melody.
Precise marking with level and strings
21st of Feb. Start to construct
Under construction with volunteers
Break after the work
Completion. Top part, middle part, and bottom part.
The Democracy Steps reachs to the Lonely Bay.
There are full of shells.
This Bay is famous because the captain Cook arrived here and observed the planet Marcury.
Sutudents made two Starcage within 30 minutes.
I knew about Kauri Tree that is a symbol of this country. At the entrance of the Democracy Steps, there is a big Kauri Tree. It has very good fragrance. The right picture is female cone.