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Playground of the Gods, Burnaby, BC

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By Joseph Boltrukiewicz
Posted Aug 22, 2010 in Travel
Playground of the Gods (jap. Kamui Mintara) is located next to Simon Frazer University, on spectacular place of Burnaby Mountain, overlooking west towards Coal Harbour in Vancouver. Two Japanese artists of Ainu origin, Nubuo (father) and Shusei (son) Toko are the artists who dedicated these sculptures to the city of Burnaby in 1990.
The poles carved in wood represent the story of the gods who descended to earth to give birth to the Ainu people and express 25 years of goodwill between Japanese sister city of Kushiro and the District of Burnaby.
Sculptures of Playground of the Gods in morning fog  Burnaby  BC.
Sculptures of Playground of the Gods in morning fog, Burnaby, BC.
There are carved animals like whale, bear and owl. The killer whale along with the raven stand apart from the rest of the animals and overlook west towards Vancouver Island and beyond to Japan.
Sculptures of Playground of the Gods  Burnaby  BC.
Sculptures of Playground of the Gods, Burnaby, BC.
Sculptures of Playground of the Gods  overlooking the Coal Harbour and Vancouver from Burnaby Mounta...
Sculptures of Playground of the Gods, overlooking the Coal Harbour and Vancouver from Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby, BC.
Sculptures of Playground of the Gods  bottom part  Burnaby  BC.
Sculptures of Playground of the Gods, bottom part, Burnaby, BC.
Killer whale  looking west  sculptures of Playground of the Gods  Burnaby  BC.
Killer whale, looking west, sculptures of Playground of the Gods, Burnaby, BC.
Killer whale  looking west  sculptures of Playground of the Gods  Burnaby  BC.
Killer whale, looking west, sculptures of Playground of the Gods, Burnaby, BC.

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