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.