August 21, 2014
Image 109.

‘The Face of the Past’ seems to be the side less seen of Taro Okamoto’s Tower of the Sun from the Expo70 fairgrounds. When I finally got to visit it in Osaka two years ago I had never seen the back side of the tower. It was pretty magical when I did. I entered the park from the central entrance by cab and had to walk over to the Tower of the Sun through the park. All I could see as I approached was the backside of the head to the Face of the Future over the surrounding trees. Then I came to the open grounds where people where hanging out and playing as the huge tower loomed over everyone.