Saturday, September 10, 2016

Ikuta Ryokuchi (Part 4) Taro Okamoto Museum / 生田緑地 (パート4)岡本太郎美術館

Aside from the Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum in Ikuta Ryokuchi Park, there is also the Taro Okamoto Museum as well.  Some of you may not be familiar with his name but you may be familiar with one of his most famous works - The "Tower of the Sun" which was built Expo '70 in Osaka and remains a symbol of the city to this day.  If you are still unfamiliar, check out the picture below.


Tower of the Sun / 太陽の塔

Entrance to the Taro Okamoto Museum.


Photos of most of the art pieces inside are forbidden as they are with most museums but there were a few points where picture taking was okay.  Also, for a limited time, an exhibition of the "Railway Art Museum" was being featured.


Time to check out the museum.


One of the few art pieces were photos were allowed.


I thought I had taken a picture of the "hand chair" without me sitting in it but it seems I either deleted it or didn't get a good photo.


"Art is an Explosion" / 「芸実は爆発だ」

Taro Okamoto / 岡本太郎

I am "The Tower of the Sun"!


And of course I had to take a few photos of "Railway Art" exhibition.


In the lobby along the wall was a display of every Godzilla movie.  With the release of the latest Godzilla flick, "Godzilla : Resurgence", Musashi Kosugi which is part of Kawasaki gets destroyed!


Outside the Taro Okamoto Museum, there is one other very large art piece on display.  Not this one, as this is displayed inside but you can also check it out from outside looking into the building.


This piece is titled [Tower of the Mother].


And so ended our date at Ikuta Ryokuchi Park.


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