Some of the best street art I’ve come across. It was outside Shibuya station, the Hachiko crossing exit, near the Hachiko dog statue, and was there for a good part of summer 2012.

The red symbol is the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) logo, the operators of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor. The sticker is on the access panel for TEPCO owned electrical box.

@ryen That's quite a fun idea!
...unless your grandparents lived in Hiroshima or Nagasaki around August 1945. Then you'd find it bad taste, comparing a holocaust with over 200,000 victims with the Fukushima incident which has a very different scale (in the hundreds) and wasn't even a deliberate event.

Except the misinformation about put out by TEPCO was deliberate and exposed me to radiation when I was working search and rescue in the area.

Not to mention several of my co-workers have already developed and died from cancer due to exposure.

@ryen Ouch, didn't realize it hit you personally. Yes, I had heard about the negligence and the lying...

Still: out of respect for the families of the victims, I wouldn't compare Fukushima this with Hiroshima & Nagasaki. They're very different events with just one thing in common: radiation poisoning of innocent civilians.

This was a protest piece during the time when the information was being actively suppressed. And out of respect for the truth, I think the artist did a great a job.

@ryen @codewiz the context does change a lot when you learn there's been a misinformation campaign. :/

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