Spider legs and Roppongi Hills


The name “Roppongi”, which appears to have been coined around 1660, literally means “six trees”. Although most of the trees has been razed to the ground in favor of the large real estate development, we can still find a connection with nature carrying the number six. The Maman Spider Sculpture by the late Louise Bourgeois on display at the base of Mori Tower, belonging to the Mori Art museum.


Roppongi Hills is a massive complex centered on the skyscraper Mori Tower, the bottom floors of which have retail and restaurants. On the higher floors, there are the Mori Art Museum and the Tokyo City View, which consists of two main parts: the indoor observation deck/observatory, and the outdoor Sky Deck on the Mori Tower’s rooftop.