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A public art by Kenji Yanobe on the front of Minami-Ibaraki station, Osaka
Copyright: Heiwa4126
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Resolution: 9600x4800
Uploaded: 31/03/2013
Updated: 25/06/2014
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Tags: minamiibaraki; osaka; public art; kenji yanobe; handheld
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