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A symbol of Americamura, KURODA Seitaro《Peace on Earth》

Updated: Dec 29, 2023



America-mura(American Village) is located on the west side of Midosuji, the main street running north-south in Osaka. The mural commonly known as "Peace on Earth" by KURODA Seitaro (1939-) is the symbol of the America-mura. This artwork was painted in 1983 by KURODA, an artist from Dotonbori who is active mainly in illustration, mural painting, and live painting. It is painted on the wall of the Dotonbori Substation of Kansai Electric Power Company, a building located in the center of America-mura.


The words "PEACE ON EARTH" and a bird with wings ready to spread its wings are painted all over the wall, matching the free and lively atmosphere of the America-mura. When young people gather in front of the mural, it seems to create a fascinating drama of its own. At first, the plan was to preserve the mural for a limited period of time, but as it was covered by the media, it became so popular that the decision was made to preserve it. It has now become a landmark of the town.



Also, on the B2F of "Shinsaibashi BIGSTEP," a commercial facility representing America-mura, is Kuroda's gallery and atelier "KAKIBA" (Paint Studio). It is located just a short walk from "Peace on Earth," you should be sure to stop by. If your timing is right, you may be able to see Kuroda in action.




KURODA Seitaro 《Peace on Earth》

Address

Mural on the north side of Kansai Electric Power Company's Dotonbori Substation, 2-1-22 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Access

3 min. walk from "Shinsaibashi" station on Osaka Metro Midosuji Line and Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line









KUroDA Seitaro Gallery & Atelier "KAKIBA"

Address

1-6-14 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City

Phone number

06-6125-5549

Website

Access

3 minutes walk from "Shinsaibashi" station on Osaka Metro Midosuji Line and Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line

Closed

Monday to Friday, holidays, year-end and New Year holidays


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