“Art is Explosion”: Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum

Last weekend, our whole family went to visit the Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum in Tokyo.

Okamoto was a Japanese sculptor and painter. His creations are abstract and colorful, making him recognized worldwide.
He is most famous for designing the Tower of the Sun, which became a symbolic image for the Japan World Exposition held in 1970 at Osaka. Okamoto is also known for the quote “Art is Explosion”.

Celebrating 100 years since his birth in 1911

Some of his works on display

A miniature model of the "Tower of the Sun". The actual sculpture is about 70 meters tall.

Sculptures created by Okamoto

A sun? 😀

A very unusual bell. Each spike emits a different sound.

A recreation of Okamoto's studio