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Tokyo Sights

Myth of Tomorrow (Ashita no Shinwa)

  • 2 Dogenzaka
  • Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Updated 08/19/2013

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This once-lost mural by avant-garde artist Taro Okamoto has been restored and mounted inside Shibuya Station. Often compared to Picasso's Guernica, the 14 colorful panels depict the moment of an atomic bomb detonation. The painting was discovered in 2003 in Mexico City, where in the late '60s it was to be displayed in a hotel but was misplaced following the bankruptcy of the developer. Walk up to the Inokashira Line entrance; the mural is mounted along the hallway

that overlooks Hachiko plaza.

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2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ken, 150-0043, Japan

Updated 08/19/2013


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