April 23, 2011

Reflection, Running Man is Back In Osaka!!

This is a gigantic neon of Ezaki Glico Co along Dotonbori River lined with restaurants or theaters - the livest heart of southern Osaka City.  Ezaki Glico Co, Japanese confectionery company in Osaka , was  founded in 1922. This big neon sign has been a popular landmark of Osaka.  On March 12h, one day after the deadly catastrophe hit the northern Japan, the lights had been turned out to express the deepest condolences for the victims as well as to save energy . 

This iconic neon "Running Man" came back on April 4th with an added banner saying "We want to send a smile to everyone". Yes,we do believe that  there will be more smiling faces tomorrow!

Look at the sky. The color of the sky is changing form blue, orange, red to black with stars.

 The banner says "We want to send a smile to everyone."

 A sightseeing boat is coming.

The boat is gone.

Did you see American action film "Black Rain" starring Michael Douglas, released in 1989? This neon appeared in the film.

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13 comments:

  1. Wonderful reflections of iconic running man.

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  2. Wonderful post. Very inspiring and great reflections too!

    Thank you for your sweet comment the other day. I'm trying to rest and I'm still here at my mom's. She is slowly getting better and I hope will be out of hospital soon. This is Easter long weekend here so she probably has to stay in there until Tuesday.

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  3. What terrific reflections for the day! Love the running man! And I do remember the movie! Really great post for the day. Thank you, as always, for your visit and lovely comments! Always give me a smile! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. The running man reflected. Perfect!

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  5. love the final reflection....the hero has turned into a blue heart!

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  6. Beautiful images and so glad that some lights are coming back to Japan and its people. Like Laura, I love that last photo... wishing more smiles for Japan.

    Bises,
    G

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  7. The Glico-man has indeed become an icon, not only of Doutonbori but also of Osaka.

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  8. What beautiful reflections - I really love the way the boat made an abstract pattern of the reflection in that bottom picture.

    I too am wishing more smiles for Japan!

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  9. This is a fabulous post. What a cool sign, and the reflection you were able to capture are the best. Love the way it changes, and the one shot after the sightseeing boat leaves is the best. The way the colors are rippling in the wake is awesome. I really like this series.

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  10. this must have lifted spirits for the people of Japan. the last photo is especially lovely. and now you've got me wanting to re-watch Black Rain. I'm glad that Running Man is back. I hope you have a beautiful week.

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  11. The sign surely must have lifted people's spirits.Your reflections are terrific.

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  12. What a great sign! I remember it from Black Rain.

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  13. That is a very impressive work, Snwowwhite... I like very much your way of taking picture ; colors are here so stunning in their contract with the dark of the night... You have a good camera, but you definitively know how to use it, and it's breath taking...

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