This is the year of Japanese artist Taro Okamoto's 100th birthday. We have a lot of exhibitions of his work everywhere. His most famous work is The Tower of the Sun. It was made for the Osaka Expo in 1970. It was not only a symbol of the Expo, but also represented the economic growth of Japan after WWII. The Myth of Tomorrow (Asu no shinwa) is one of Okamoto's most important works. It represents the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. It is a big painting, measuring 30 meters long and was made for the opening of a new hotel in Mexico. However, the hotel never opened for some reason and the painting was lost for more than 25 years. Eventually, it was found in a warehouse and it's been exhibiting in Shibuya station since the end of 2008.
Today, we had this news: someone added the Fukushima nuclear power plants to the bottom right corner of the painting. They have already been removed, but I liked this news, maybe it was meant to be a protest. I think Taro Okamoto would be enjoy this idea too.