Dimensions: 145.5cm X 112.5cm
Location: City of Nagoya
I was asked to do a painting for the newly built mayor’s office of Nagoya city and I was wondering what to paint for a long time. One day, I had an opportunity to have dinner with a friend, and I went to Sakae, downtown Nagoya. I got there early, so I was walking around the city to kill time, and then I suddenly thought that I should paint the current Nagoya. Up till that time, I painted a lot of nature, but it was time for me to try painting a modern city. After that day, I visited downtown many times and completed the painting and handed it over to the mayors’ office. If this painting remains in future and if people talk about this painting as the painting of end of 20th century Nagoya, I will be happy.