Monday, November 14, 2011

Eagle Statue


This Eagle statue, originally stood in a courtyard of a Japanese temple.  It was made in the 1700's in Japan and was in the Japanese exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904.  J. C. Nichols bought the piece and installed in Kansas City in 1935.


7 comments:

Sharon said...

That statue has quite a lengthy history.

Jack said...

So, this eagle is special on many grounds. It is in America, though not made FOR America, and it celebrates the national bird of America even though the sculptor did not have the bald eagle in mind when he created it.

I am surprised that it is outside and unprotected. The weather will wear it down over the years.

RedPat said...

I am surprised at the good condition it is in after all these years!

Randy said...

Very interesting.

Irredento Urbanita said...

A very typical symbol of the USA. Its eyes are really strong!!

Hugs

Valery

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Tanya said...

amazing and he looks great for his age!

Karl said...

Wonderful statue!