Reading Walkabout in Osaka: Travel, Mobility, and Place-making

Johnston, Anna (2016) Reading Walkabout in Osaka: Travel, Mobility, and Place-making. PAN: Philosophy, Activism, Nature, 12 137-142.

Author Johnston, Anna
Title Reading Walkabout in Osaka: Travel, Mobility, and Place-making
Journal name PAN: Philosophy, Activism, Nature
ISSN 1443-6124
Publication date 2016-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 12
Start page 137
End page 142
Total pages 6
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher PAN Partners
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Travelling by nostalgically hyper-modern monorail, I arrived at Suita in Osaka in search of Australian modernity. The Expo 1970 site is now a commemorative park, dotted with concrete infrastructure and brutalist architecture amongst gardens filled with autumnal colour, or spring sakura, depending on season. Its entrance is marked by an enormous two armed primitivist sculpture-The Tower of the Sun (1970) by Taro Okamoto-that looms 70 metres above the viewer, with three faces whose light-up eyes prove a disconcerting sight for night-time arrivals. The Osaka Commemorative Park is also home to the National Museum of Ethnology (known as Minpaku), which houses an extraordinary collection of ethnological artefacts from around the world and a well-stocked anthropology library.
Keyword Australia
Osaka
Walkabout magazine
Travel
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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