Takako Horino

Taken from "The Bible Through Asian Eyes", 1991
Masao Takenaka and Ron O' Grady

TOP: "Tower of Babel"
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Takako Horino was born in 1931 in Tokyo. She moved to Sapporo, Hokaido after her home was destroyed by the bombing during World War II. Three years later, she was baptized a Christian.

In 1956, she opened a small stationary shop in Tokyo and began her studies at the Musahino College, where she specialized in etching and print work. Her work is characterized by its sensitivity and its delicate touch. Her work, "The Tower of Babel" is part of a series that portray God's wrath against humankind in the Old Testament.

The "Tower of Babel" compares the government's fixation with scientific development and weapons of war with its neglect of the people's welfare. The monolith of the tower and its missiles stands in stark contrast to the broken buildings, churches and institutions below.

In the end, all is destroyed. No life exists. A solitary skeleton sitting in front of theta television monitor marks the final symbol of humanity's self-destruction.


Masao Takenaka and Ron O' Grady. The Tower of Babylon. The Bible through Asian Eyes.Pace Publishing. New Zealand. 1991. pp.30-31. Print

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The Bible through Asian Eyes.Pace Publishing. New Zealand. 1991. p31. Print
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