Momoyo Torimitsu, “Miyaya-san In Action”, 1996
In Japanese, Miyata-san is what in English is called a “salary man,” a “kaishain,” or what translates best as a businessman, or employee. He is perfectly dressed in a business suit and performs between high rises in business centers. What differentiates the Miyata-san from any other businessman in this world is that he is made to look so uniform. He just crawls on the floor. Just crawls–he doesn’t do or know anything else but crawling since he is a life-size, crawling robot designed by the Japanese artist Momomyo Torimitsu, who assists him dressed as a nurse.