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ハワイ島の落書き

Stop Graffiti Vandalism

ハワイ島のプウホヌア・オ・ホーナウナウ国立歴史公園の新しいサインです。「この敷地にある石やサンゴを使って個人的な絵など描かないでください。そのような個人的なアートワークは非文化的で破壊的な行動です。」といった意味です。
国立公園だけでなく、コハラ・コーストの11号線(クィーン・カアフマヌ・ハイウェイ)などの道沿いの落書きに対する規制ができればいいのになと思います。


2011-03-09 | Posted in 思考4 Comments » 

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 takashi | 2011.03.11 16:02

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Graffiti are a common events to all nations. It is not lost from this world. For us to be able to do at least is to be able to continue by hanging up a sign like this.

 Kumiko | 2011.03.11 19:04

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はじめまして。Thank you for your comment. Are graffiti art or vandalism? Some graffiti are very artistic but they are considered vandalism because they are on public or someone else’s property without permission. In South Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii, we have miles and miles of roadside with coral rock graffiti that deface the natural ambience. Graffiti attract more graffiti in the area. That’s what’s happening in the area and it saddens me.

 匿名 | 2011.03.17 20:41

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Petrogllyphs also are graffiti of Hawaiian. We adomire them. If we keep these coral graffiti, it will be some kind of histroical sites,how old Hawaiian,American,Japnese isnsite themself. It must be Hawaiian culture, isn’t it?

 Kumiko | 2011.03.19 11:31

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Petroglyphs have been found in many parts of the world. I admire Hawaiian petroplyphs as you do. I believe they serve a deeper purpose than mere graffiti. They were a form of communication, records of certiain events, etc., and hold cultural significance in the society with no written language. They are located in significant places of the past.
Coral graffiti last a while but become scattered rubble of coral rocks after a while. The rubble just stay there. Then some of coral rocks are reused to form new graffiti but others remain as scattered rubble. I don’t think they gain much historical value.
Would people like to see coral graffiti on the lava fields in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, in the neighborhood of Kalapana, on Mauna Kea, or on Mauna Loa? What about along the streets in Hilo? I don’t think so.
Why are there so many coral graffiti (mostly names of past visitors, nothing to do with Hawaiian people or culture) on Queen Kaahumanu Highway? Do people feel free to write their names along the road because there are no local residents living in the area? Is it because it is not a sacred place like Mauna Kea?

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