German photographer Juergen Specht found this weird tower in the outskirts of Osaka. It looks small but it is more than 180 meters high! It turns out that its name is “PL Peace Tower” and it is the main tower-church of a sect called “Perfect Liberty”. The final objective of this sect, according to its Japanese founder, is to achieve global peace.
The tower was built in 1970 and it is dedicated to the memory of all the people that died in all the wars in the history of humankind. According to Juergen Specht, if a great earthquake affected the Osaka region the tower would be bent 45 degrees without crumbling down, because of its special structure.
Pictures by Juergen Specht