Forma, Vol. 9 (No. 3), pp. 153-155, 1994

Two Works of the Eastern Taste from the "MAZE DE SAMPE"

Sampe Seki (Maze Artist)

«Rei» Nihon Meiro Koh-dan, 2-5-17 Awaji, Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 533, Japan

(Received February 7, 1994; Accepted May 24, 1994)

Keywords: Maze, Way-Finding Rule

Abstract. I have been creating and drawing geometrical and artistic mazes with a name "MAZE DE SAMPE" from 1970's. Today the number of the tableaus amounts to about 1000. This paper shows two works of them, which give the atmospheres of Chinese and Japanese cultures respectively. They are associated with rules to go forward in the mazes which are expressed by figures with arrows.