"The Tower of the Sun is both a concrete tower and
a work of art located in Expo Commemoration Park in Osaka, Japan.
It was created by artist Tarō Okamoto for Expo '70. The tower has three sun faces:
the face on the front represents the present; the face on top
represents the future (looking forward);
and the face on the back represents the past (looking back).
The jagged red lines on the side of the tower represent thunder.
The tower was originally housed in a larger building,
with the top of the tower emerging through the top of the building.
The building was removed in 1979, exposing the Tower of the Sun."
At work one of my students recommended I check out the Tower of the Sun located in Osaka. I was a bit hesitant at first thinking that I was gonna travel to Osaka just to see a tower. I enjoy and appreciate looking at great architectural structures and art so when I learned the meaning behind the Sun Tower I was intrigued. I also later learned that this place is full of romantic sceneries, monthly events and there's even a waterpark right next to it!
So once again, me and my friend, Bunkei, decided to add the tower to our sightseeing adventures! There was a small entrance fee of 250 yen to pay but it's well worth it.
August's event was the Sunflower Festival! Sunflowers are great symbols for summer and also one of my favorite types of flowers. I was happy we got to catch it right before this event ended. Most of the sunflowers were wilting but luckily we still found some that were full of life.
|enjoying the sunflowers!!!|
|map & ticket, bunkei & her new-found love: spam musubi, duck boats, oh and me|
|this park had so many flower gardens!|
|vanilla & rose flavored ice cream! so good :) oh and salt & lychee drink?!|
|of course, jumping picture!|