Visit Osaka’s PL Peace Tower: A Perfect Symbol of World Peace and ’Life as an Art’

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  • PL Peace Tower is a unique architectural structure standing in Tondabayashi, Japan. It is about 600 feet high and is owned by the Church of Perfect Liberty, a new religious movement founded by Tokuharu Miki in 1924. It is a cenotaph tower built in August 1970 for world war victims to pray for peace.

    The Concept of the Tower

     

    The concept of the tower is based on the teachings of Perfect Liberty (PL) that “Life is an Art.” Every person in this world was born different from the rest with unique personalities and individuality which creates the nature of true art. The tower indicates the souls of those who died in all war history. This is regardless of nationality, color, region, creed and even religion. Apart from this, it is also used as a tomb for the unidentified bodies of war victims. A shrine is enclosed in it where you can find the names of all perished souls of war and is stored in a golden container.

    How the Tower was Formed

     

    The tower is visibly white in color and shaped like a finger pointing towards the sky which symbolizes world peace. It also has a special religious meaning of a revelation that “the truth is one.” It was originally designed with clay but was later on used with a Shotcrete Technique where concrete or mortar is conveyed in a hose and sprayed onto the surface. It is extremely resistant to earthquakes due to its low center of gravity and can also be tilted as much as 45 degrees.

    Celebrations

    昨日は#PL花火大会 🎆✨···行きたかったけど行けなかったので(>_<。)#過去pic で我慢📷💨 皆さんがアップしている写真で楽しませていただいてます♪ まだ1回しか行ったことありませんが💦規模が大きくてビックリしたのを覚えていますΣ(゚ω゚ノ)ノ 何たって2万発 🎆ホントは毎年見に行きたいけど···ちょっと遠いから平日だと難しい😰 次の花火は5日に『#みなとこうべ海上花火大会 』へ行く予定です📷🎆✨ 毎年#なにわ淀川花火大会 に行くのですが今年は#神戸開港150周年 を記念して1万5千発🎆と言うことで初めて神戸の花火を見に行ってきます📷 素敵な写真が撮れたらアップしますね°ʚ(*´꒳`*)ɞ°. #大阪 #Osaka #富田林 #花火大会 #花火 #大平和記念塔 #打上げ花火 #夏の風物詩 #夏 #summer #fireworks

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    The tower is also a site for popular fireworks displays in Japan which occurs every 1st of August. The event is called “PL Art of Fireworks” and held in commemoration of the founder. Another ceremony is done on August 1st where participants pray for world peace.

    PL Peace Tower is definitely one of the historical towers to visit in Japan. It doesn’t only exude in artistic physique but also as a symbol for world peace.

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