Monday, June 19, 2006

A giant saw in Odaiba, Tokyo

A big saw in Odaiba

This is yet another example of an oddball sculpture. Odaiba is a rather odd place--a mix of corporate buildings, convention centers, manufacturers' showrooms, and amusement parks/dating spots. Right along the road to the Tokyo Big Sight convention center, they have this giant saw sticking up from the ground. I have no clue why they chose this of all things, but I have to admit it does add another touch of levity to the place.

16 Comments:

At 8:22 PM, Blogger Azhar said...

Pretty cool shot, like the colours.
Looks like rainy weather?It's 5PM here but feels like 8PM it's so dark.

 
At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Suby said...

Pretty oddball thingy isn't it?

Suby

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger Stardog Champion said...

Yeah, oddball stuff is quite common around here. Still, it can be quite fun.

It was raining pretty hard that day. A few hours later it was really coming down hard. Unfortunately, it's gonna be like that a lot for the next month or so :-(

 
At 4:07 AM, Blogger Timmybomb said...

Okay, for strange abstract art that governments pay too much money for, this is pretty good. I hate to admit it, but I acutally like this "sculpture".

 
At 4:52 PM, Anonymous tore said...

Well done for getting it all in the frame. Next time you should get somebody to take you lying underneath it, preferably while (silently) screaming for effect!Ah, yes, bet that has never been done before.

 
At 9:30 PM, Blogger micki said...

Fun shot!! It makes for a great subject to photograph, but I wouldn't want it in my city. I wonder how long it will remain, and would LOVE to know the story behind building it.

 
At 3:52 PM, Anonymous ROB said...

Here we have a big pineapple, big sheep, big bananna, big prawn, big mango...and now I have seen the big saw. Never really understood big things, but I guess they do draw attention.

 
At 5:26 AM, Blogger Manuel Tendero Gil said...

unas fotos muy buenas

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Tom said...

Japan and their love for the bright colors...I like shot...good angle.

 
At 6:46 AM, Anonymous Saxi said...

great content - cool colors ;o) whoever thinks about cutting a path ;o) - great!

 
At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, the saw in a symbol of japanese industrial/business spirit.

 
At 5:03 AM, Blogger kjfitz said...

It is the sculpture Saw, Sawing by Claes Oldenburg.

"If you can't make it good, make it big. (And if you can't make it big, make it red.)"

 
At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Claes Oldenburg's work would be very interesting to Japanese people since they have always been the masters of miniaturization. Oldenburg is a "Pop Artist" still living - of the same vintage as Andy Warhol. His idea to make us pay attention to ordinary things was in the same vein. Instead of doing multiples, he did huge versions. He was also the inventor of soft sculpture. You should see his soft fabric french fries falling from the bag!

 
At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it wansnt likethe japanese deicede to put it there. do you even know who designed it?!?!?!?!?

 
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At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Levitra said...

Authorities should build a monument like that where I live because people loves very much to use saws.

 

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