Totem Pole in Ueno Park - Tokyo, JAPAN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YONEYAMA
N 35° 42.876 E 139° 46.400
54S E 389043 N 3952987
Quick Description: A Totem Pole in Ueno Park, donated by Tokyo Ueno Lions Club in 1964.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date Posted: 3/13/2009 2:32:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM60QA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 11

Long Description:
Beside the totem is a plaque which reads:


This Totem Pole was carved hand in hand by members of Tokyo Ueno Lions Club.

Totem poles are strange tall wooden structures, located in front of the Indigenous peoples from the Pacific Northwest Coast to Alaska of North America. Animals and humam faces are carved for their Peace and Prosperity.

In the late 19th Century, it spread outward to the world.
Today in 1964, we have this Totem pole here in Ueno Park, made of everlasting concrete, to strenghthen ties between natures and human beings, and to celebrate the Peace and Prosperity for people.

7.0m in height, with 4.0m wing
Made by MISAKA Koh'ichiro, the member of Japan Art Academy
March 23, 1964

I think that says it all.


制作者:三坂耿一郎先生(日本芸術院会員) 1964.3.23

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Totem Pole

Figure Type: Combination of two figure types

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: MISAKA Koh'ichiro, the member of Japan Art Academy

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: March 23, 1964

Materials used: concrete

Location: Ueno Park

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