Monday, August 24, 2009
This mural by famed Japanese artist Taro Okamoto (1911~1996) was unveiled last November at its new permanent home in the main concourse at Shibuya Station. Okamaoto's most famous work is his "Tower of the Sun" sculpture in Osaka.
This mural, entitled, "Tomorrow's Mythology", depicts the exact moment of the atomic bombing. It was originally commissioned in 1967 by a Mexican luxury hotel. After the hotel's development went under, the piece became lost in storage for years.
Guess where the mural was restored before it made its way to Tokyo? To-on City in Ehime Prefecture - the very place I USED TO LIVE!!!