The mariners' memorial park is, alas, afflicted with this Soviet-style sculpture of the Heroic Helmsman pointing the Way Forward, probably to a Brighter Future. Or, perhaps, given the theme of the park, he's pointing at a much larger vessel or a small island that has just appeared unexpectedly out of the fog. At any rate, I found the portentous sculptural style more risible than solemn. But possibly a little comic relief was not such a bad thing; the pretty little Kazu Maru is a poignant reminder of the fragility of all our dreams.
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