The devastating aftermath of World War II left Ube city in ruins. As the people began to rebuild their city they felt a desire to transform the desolate land into utopia. Projects along with reconstruction were started with people's hopes to maintain a strong tie with nature. The urban renewal projects brought in landscaping and horticultural programs. And in 1961 the Yamaguchi Open-air Museum was born.
No. 50 ドン・キホーテ前編第８章より「主人は眠ることなく旭を迎え、従者は起きることなく朝を迎える」 Don Quixote Series by 池田宗弘 (Munehiro Ikeda)
No. 53 冬の子供 Child of Winter by 佐藤忠良 (Churyo Sato)