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01 December 2014

gate of tiger

Tora-no-mon Hills is a newly built commercial building at Tora-no-mon which was a west gate of the Edo castle, literally means a gate of tiger. Tiger is a symbol of west according to chinese constellation, and also suggests the season of autumn by the way.

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And the open space on the ground floor is well arranged for visitors to enjoy the garden around the building, floor and steps are continuously designed in and out.

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And the signs are printed on the surface of glass wall to prevent from accidental collision for pedestrian. The sign is a symbol mark of Tora-no-mon Hills which suggests 門, a gate, and possibly stripe pattern of a tiger.

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And is this Dora-e-mon? No, it's Tora-no-mon by the same author. Similar tiger stripes are on his side.

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