Japanese sculpture memorializes 18,000 people dead or missing after the 2011 earthquake
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The laminated stones stacked to create the curving walls represent the victims and are topped with a mirrored stainless steel and slate shingles. The architects, Hiroya Kobiki and Noritaka Ishikawa, used the building materials from a nearby house demolition. Lines radiating from the mirrored top indicate the locations of the area most severely affected by the earthquake, including Miyako, Kamaishi, Minamisoma and Rikuzentakata. Thanks to these lines, those who come to pay their respect to the victims...