Friday, June 17, 2011

Pirates of Odaiba?

About a week before the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the family went out to Odaiba to check out a Shiokaze Park. This park is located next to the Museum of Maritime Science and quite naturally featured a playground in the shape of a ship.

Perhaps even a pirate ship... Argh... There be pirates in these waters.... (BTW - That's my 5-year old daughter in the corner, caught in a pose that has a little resemblance to that recent fad... planking.

There's a fountain with a shallow stream that looks like it would be fun in the hot and sticky summer months.

We were lucky to have fine weather and a view of Mt. Fuji between all of the buildings and a large crane!

Ont the other side of the park there was a sculpture inspired by Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.  I'm not sure who the artist is, but a little online search and it appears that this work is called... Sunday afternoon of the Sea Breeze Park Island. Anyway, at the time I was more interested in the Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge in the background.

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