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Photos from post-war Japan found around the web and taken by myself when in Japan. Contact me for copyright issues and the like.

EXPO’70を体感しよう!今も生き続ける博覧会のDNA『1970年 大阪万博の軌跡』

EXPO’70を体感しよう!今も生き続ける博覧会のDNA『1970年 大阪万博の軌跡』

【熱気ヤバい】史上最大規模を誇った「日本万国博覧会 EXPO'70」の建造物たちが (┘°Д°)┘ ナンダコレハ?! な、23画像と2映像:DDN JAPAN

Description: Footage shot at the 1970 expo shot mainly from the monorail. [ video length: audio: Mute ] Source: Archives footage preserved and made.

Floating Fountains by Isamu Noguchi

Floating Fountains is Isamu Noguchi last work for the World Expo in Japan. Noguchi took this water tap illusion one step further and developed nine “floating” fountains for the in Osaka, Japan. Incredible fountains that looks like they are flying.

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Fountain by Isamu Noguchi for the 1970 Osaka World Expo. This was one of nine fountains he designed for the Expo. “One day…I had a vision: I saw the Earth as sculpture.” Noguchi often said that the space around a thing is as important as the thing itself.

Osaka Expo entrance, guarded by the Tower of the Sun. | 24 Ways The Future Japan Imagined In 1970 Was Better Than What We Got

Osaka Expo entrance, guarded by the Tower of the Sun. 24 Ways The Future Japan Imagined In 1970 Was Better Than What We Got