The Myth of the Floating Bridge in the heavens there are legends stating that Amanohashidate was originally a ladder used by the god Izanagi No Mikoto to visit his lover the goddess Izanami No Mikoto (Izanagi No Mikoto and Izanami No Mikoto are the gods credited with the creation of Japan)

Legend has it that the ladder fell out of the sky into the ocean and became Amanohashidate.

( Fukuko Ando )

( 天橋立)

Franco-Japanese Collaboration

A French Performance:

**Sacred Places**


Year / 2017

By Fukuko Ando

In front of the mirror, I work with the wooden mannequin on which I directly sculpt the dress form by the fabric. The dress has 360 degrees awareness.

Ando’s work is based on a simple proposition : ” Each person has a body.
The body expresses a person’s story and history, the dress is a language the expresses that body , the human body and the dress are both founded on the same principle: constant, unbroken perception “

Fukuko Ando