Tetsujin 28

Another quirky sight to be found in Kobe is the mammoth Tetsujin 28 Robot Statue! Towering at an impressive 59 feet high he is somewhat innocuously sited in a fairly drab square surrounded by tower blocks. Tetsujin-28 is a manga character from Mitsuteru Yokoyama’s 1956 “Tetsujin 28-go”. The  story is about a robot built to beContinue reading “Tetsujin 28”

Kobe’s Earthquake memorial

Carrying on with our exploration of Kobe we stumble across a veritable cornucopia of cute road work signs. How boring and mundane our traffic cones look now!! Sadly Kobe is better known for the tragedy that befell many of its inhabitants in 1995 when a huge earthquake wracked the city and surrounding areas. The GreatContinue reading “Kobe’s Earthquake memorial”