This is a gigantic neon of Ezaki Glico Co along Dotonbori River lined with restaurants or theaters - the livest heart of southern Osaka City. Ezaki Glico Co, Japanese confectionery company in Osaka , was founded in 1922. This big neon sign has been a popular landmark of Osaka. On March 12h, one day after the deadly catastrophe hit the northern Japan, the lights had been turned out to express the deepest condolences for the victims as well as to save energy .
This iconic neon "Running Man" came back on April 4th with an added banner saying "We want to send a smile to everyone". Yes,we do believe that there will be more smiling faces tomorrow!
Look at the sky. The color of the sky is changing form blue, orange, red to black with stars.
The banner says "We want to send a smile to everyone."
A sightseeing boat is coming.
The boat is gone.
Did you see American action film "Black Rain" starring Michael Douglas, released in 1989? This neon appeared in the film.