Exhibited along the "Sampo" SPIRAL SLOPE is an original work by Shuho Sato, a famous Japanese manga artist who has produced many highly praised works. It is an extensive space in which you can feel and experience embattled the past, inspring present, and bright future of Hiroshima. Immerse yourself in a unique experience that can only be found at HIROSHIMA ORIZURU TOWER.
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Born in Obihiro City in Hokkaido in 1973, his masterpieces include “UMIZARU”, “Say Hello to Black Jack”, and “The Isle of Tokkou”. In 2010, he founded "Manga on Web", the first online e-book store run by a manga artist. He offers the secondary use of his work “Say Hello to Black Jack” for free, and has tirelessly worked on the issues surrounding the secondary use and copyrights of manga works in the Internet Era. In 2015, he launched the web journal Manga. He also offers the "Densho-bato (e-book carrier pigeon)" service, through which he allows manga artists to sell their works (e-books) online.
This work represents "peace".
What does "peace" mean?
Some people might think of "peace"
as the antonym of "war".
Others might find "peace" in the small things
that they see every day.
The concept of "peace" may be different between
countries, cultures, principles, and beliefs.
So how can we give a shape to "peace"?
Of course, "peace" by its nature does not
have color or shape.
But can there be a shape of "peace"
that everyone can agree with?
That's the thought I had in mind
as I created this piece.
I hope that the word "peace" would come up
in the mind of everyone while enjoying my work.