Do you remember the Comu Comu Building? It’s the children’s center slightly south of the train station, east exit. The one that now has a huge statue.
In the photo, I am walking towards the building. Every school holiday, the building hosts a small temporary exhibit aimed to children. I enjoy these exhibits, and try to see them. Over the years, the themes of the temporary exhibits have been so very interesting: Balloon Art, Paper Robots, Haunted House, Stag Beetles, and so on. This summer the theme is “space.”
Upon entering the first floor of the building, I noticed an area that explained about the statue out front. There was information about its artist.
We were asked to think of a nickname for the new statue…..which felt rather macabre to me. Sometimes Japan goes overboard with its mascots.
I reached the science exhibition on the fourth floor!
The earth! Let’s take care of our home!
Actual meteorites. So cool. Very interesting.
I couldn’t think of a nickname for the new statue. I heard a dad telling his daughters it was a spaceman. Maybe we’ll just go with that.