Stopping you in your tracks

Photo: taiyofj

A mural painting of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki made commuters take a second look, while walking through Shibuya station, a busy train hub in central Tokyo. Some even took out their mobile phones to take a snap.

Photo: pierdolapaciencia

Painted by Japanese artist Taro Okamoto, his surreal art piece Asu no Shinwa (“Myth of Tomorrow”) is now placed near the Keio Inokashira line at the station.

TIME magazine wrote an interesting piece on this mural and I couldn’t re-tell it in a better way.

I would like to add that there’s so much amazing art in Tokyo — it’s intense and inspiring. Just another spanner in works when you think the Japanese way is rigid and monotonous.

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