Monday, April 3, 2017

Golden Cranes


Washington, D.C.

"The central cast bronze sculpture, named Golden Cranes, consists of two Japanese cranes caught in barbed wire on top of a tall, square pedestal incised with grooves suggestive of drill cores used to extract stone from quarries. Standing amongst a landscaped plaza, a semi-circular granite wall curves around the sculpture. The wall features inscriptions of the names of the ten major internment camps where over 120,000 Japanese Americans were confined. There are also three panels that feature 1) the names of Japanese Americans who died fighting in World War II, 2) inscribed writings by Japanese American writers such as Bill Hosokawa, 3) quotes by presidents Harry S. Truman and Ronald Reagan" (Wikipedia).


10 comments:

  1. Very interesting sculpture. The barbed wire emphasizes a very strong meaning to it. Unfortunately these camps also existed in Canada.

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  2. It is very beautiful and elegant made in bronze.

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  3. The golden crane sculpture is beautifully crafted RR, the blossoms behind a delight!

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  4. The first photo is very beautiful.

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  5. I have friends who were interned in camps here as children. It was another hateful & fearful time. Wonderful pictures, RR!

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  6. Very good, that figure of bronze, which appears accompanied of the beauty of attractive flowers.

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  7. A beautiful golden crane sculpture and the blossoms add their beauty to the image. Very nice.

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  8. If I remember right I saw a documentation of this quite a while ago. War... never ends, so stupid. All the beauty of sculptures ... doesn´t bring them back, no.

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