Yoyogi hanging roof


Along with Sakura seeing, sport and music events attract people to large gatherings in Tokyo. In the image, the two tops of the Yoyogi National Gymnasium reminds of silhouettes of the twin-peaked Mount Tsukuba, originally depicted in the far distance by Hiroshige.


Built for the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, the Yoyogi National Gymnasium has become an architectural icon for its distinctive design. Designed by one of Japan’s most famous modernist architects, Kenzo Tange, the gymnasium is a hybridization of western modernist aesthetics and traditional Japanese architecture.

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