If you live in a big city, like we do, then you possibly have experienced the Cow Parade. What is the Cow Parade??
Cow Parade originated in Switzerland in 1998. Cow and bull figures decorated by local artists were displayed on the streets and the event generated so much interest that it attracted sponsors and donations. Since then, Cow Parade has been held in a number of major cities including New York and Paris, drawing phenomenal turnouts each time.
The Tokyo-Marunouchi Cow Parade 2008 will take place this coming autumn, the third time this event has come to Tokyo. It will feature entries by young Art Award Tokyo 2008 prize -winners, including pupils from junior high schools in Chiyoda Ward, and will include cow figures decorated by prominent personalities such as entertainer Shoko Nakagawa, architect Kengo Kuma and art director Kashiwa Sato. Eight calves (Mini Moos) will join the 65 life-sized fiberglass cattle figures in the parade, decorating and adding color to the Marunouchi office district.
Juan and I spent the majority of Sunday afternoon walking around the financial district. Including lunch and 2 coffee breaks... it took us just under 6 hours to complete the circuit. The battery on our camera died just after we took a picture of the last cow. My legs are a little sore today, but I must admit... we had a really good time at the cow parade.