Trash The Lens

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Arachnophobia in Tokyo

What I love about Tokyo so much is that despite it being a mega-metropolis there is still enough room left for things that have no purpose at all. Like this giant sculpture of a spider by Mori Tower in Roppongi. Why did they put it there? Because they could. It's probably not much of an attraction for an average visitor, given how many people are averse to spiders, but it definitely makes the otherwise dull place more interesting.

This thing is huge, about 10m in height and according to wikipedia this is one of six bronze castings of the sculpture. Others are being exhibited in such notable places like Tate Modern and National Gallery of Canada.


It is supposed to hold 26 eggs inside its abdomen. I didn't count. (2014-11-07 Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan)