Nakanoshima is the central area of Osaka City, a long narrow sand bank between two rivers.
When you view the west side from Yodoyabashi Bridge, you find many skyscrapers. Important buildings such as the high court building and consulates, in addition to office buildings of various companies, are located in Nakanoshima.
This is Osaka City Hall.
You can see the Osaka branch office of the Bank of Japan, which faces the city hall across from Midosuji Avenue.
A promenade extends east from the city hall.
When you go east from the city hall, you find a big building, “Nakanoshima Toshokan” (Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library). This building is designated as a national important cultural property.
This is “Nakanoshima Chuo Kokaido” (Osaka City Central Public Hall), which stands on the east side of the library. This building is also designated as a national important cultural property.
And, from there on, you can see a modern building, “Toyo Jiji Bijutsukan” (The Museum of Oriental Ceramics). This museum specializes in ceramic wares.
On that day, the museum held a special exhibition of “Miyagawa Kozan.”
These are “Takaukibori” (high relief: a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth).
This is a narrow promenade called “Bara no Komichi” (Rose Path).
This is “Baraen” (Rose Park) in Nakanoshima Park. Although the season in which roses are in full bloom has passed, some roses showed us beautiful flowers.
Pretty, aren’t they? They are also roses.
I returned the way I came. The green of the leaves was really beautiful.