• Daughter Yuna and son Jinn with their mother, the artist Dr. Mariyo Yagi, standing in front of the completed NAWA Axis for Peace, rope sculpture.



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  • People gathered at LongHouse Reserve at 10 a.m. to begin the creation of the NAWA Rope Axis, where over 100 people twisted the ropes into



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  • Participants carried a 550 lb. pole, wrapped with the twisted rope, to the installation site while chanting "Na-Wa!" (meaning "you and I.")



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  • The 550-pound. pole was fitted 8 feet into a foundation before raising it into position.



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  • The pole was positioned and attached before raising it.



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  • People manning the ropes used for raising the NAWA rope sculpture, happily collaborating, as with the artist's intention of Peace through Art, on a beautiful



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  • Internationally acclaimed artist Dr. Mariyo Yagi has installed her monumental environmental sculptures around the world but this is her first installation in the United States.



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  • A little to the right, directs the artist Dr. Mariyo Yagi, as her environmental sculpture is raised into place.



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  • People manning the ropes used for raising the NAWA rope sculpture, happily collaborating, as with the artist's intention of Peace through Art, on a beautiful



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  • The NAWA rope sculpture was installed in the center of an earth sculpture who's berm helps to focus and emphasize the power of place while



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  • The final touch to the installation, the ropes used to raise the NAWA rope sculpture are being removed.



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  • The participants gather around the NAWA rope Axis for Peace sculpture, with arms raised and a big shout of BAN-ZI! (meaning "we did it!")



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  • Artist Dr. Mariyo Yagi says, "I invite any and all to participate in this vital process—every phase of the project provides opportunities for interlinking.



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