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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Iliad Japan

イリアッド・ジャパン

Iliad Japan

One of the most dramatic sights in the Otemachi area of Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward is in Sankei Plaza, in front of the headquarters of the Sankei Building Company. It is a massive industrial-style sculpture by the Russian-American artist, Alexander Semeonovitch Liberman (1912-1999). The huge steel complex of bright orange tubes is an organic insect-like structure, 14.2 meters high, called Iliad Japan.

Installed in 1987, it is a conspicuous reminder of the Bubble Era in Japan when big was never big or bright enough, and money was there to be exuberantly thrown. Sigh!

Iliad Japan

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