Tokyo Sky Tree Senbei


Tokyo Sky Tree 東京スカイツリー

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Topic
***** Category: Humanity




Tokyo Sky Tree Senbei

from the shop Mirin Do みりん堂
source : allabout.co.jp


The people of Edo loved . puns (dajare 駄洒落) .
and the poeple of Tokyo do too, even in our modern times.

Tokyo is situated in the Musashi plain 武蔵平野
MU SA SHI 。。。六三四 - 6 3 4
So when the tower had to be just a bit higher than the tower in China, they decided to make it

634 meters high.


World's tallest Tokyo Sky Tree to open

The world's tallest tower, Tokyo's 634-meter Sky Tree, opens on Tuesday.
The tower has two panoramic observation decks, at 350 and 450 meters above ground. On a clear day, it offers a view of Mt. Fuji on the horizon.

After a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10AM, the woman who named the tower will visit the observatory. At noon, the doors will open to the public.
7,500 people won a lottery to ascend the broadcasting tower on its first day.

The tower's operator issued advance tickets for the first 50 days.
It is recommending that visitors use public transportation as the roads around the tower are likely to be congested.

Tokyo Sky Tree opens to the public
Tokyo's latest landmark has opened to an eager public. Standing 634 meters high, the Tokyo Sky Tree is the world's tallest tower.
The broadcasting tower with a modern truss exterior stands in the old quarters of Sumida Ward in Tokyo. It has two observation decks at 350 and 450 meters.

After a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday morning, a woman who named the structure and her son became the first to ascend.
On the ground, many more were waiting in line from early morning. They were welcomed in at noon, and quickly boarded elevators for the 50-second ride to the first observation deck.
Rain and clouds unfortunately hampered the tower's panoramic view of Tokyo -- and the sight of Mount Fuji in the distance on a very clear day.
But the visitors still appeared to enjoy the climb, the structure's brand new interior, and its displays of maps and other items.

8,000 people are due to visit the tower on the opening day. They are the lucky ones who won lotteries to purchase advance tickets.
The tower's adjoining commercial complex also opened. Together, about 200,000 people are expected to visit the tower and complex on Tuesday.

Skytree may pump over $2 bil into Japan's economy
Local municipal officials estimate that the economic ripple effects of Tokyo Skytree will bring more than 2 billion dollars a year to Japan.
They say the tower and nearby commercial facilities are expected to attract nearly 21 million visitors annually.
Those visitors are forecast to spend about 990 million dollars in admission fees for the tower's observation decks and at restaurants and shops.
The officials say sales of various businesses across the country will also increase by about 1.2 billion dollars.
The actual total economic impact is believed to be even greater as the estimate does not include revenues from the aquarium and the planetarium located in the tower compound.

source : NHK World News - May 21, 2012


Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー, Tōkyō Sukai Tsurī
is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa (829.84 m/2,723 ft).
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Things found on the way

Daruma and the Sky Tree

source : yamadaruma.laff.jp


solamachi ソラマチ  - the shopping mall

soramachi 空町  "village in the sky"
Many shops imitate the atmosphere of Edo.

もんじゃ お好み焼き Monja and Okonomi yaki
One of the many shops in the Sky Tree compound.

source : barbee.exblog.jp


Skytree has elevator glitch on first day

Despite cold and rainy springtime weather Tuesday, Tokyo Skytree attracted thousands of people to the new landmark as the world's tallest tower opened to the public.
But the first day didn't go off without a hitch. High winds forced two elevators to halt at around 6 p.m., stranding visitors in the No. 2 observatory, 450 meters above the ground.
The elevators soon resumed operations, but at 7:36 p.m. the No. 2 observatory was closed due to the wind.

Skytree Town is a commercial complex combining the 634-meter-tall broadcast tower, an aquarium, a planetarium and the Tokyo Solamachi complex, which boasts 312 shops and restaurants.
source : Japan Times, May 23, 2012


Tower Donburi タワー丼 tawaa don
sold at a shop in Asakusa


Tokyo Sky Tree -
a new inspiration
for new heights

Gabi Greve, May 22, 2012


Silent Night-
the Tokyo Sky Tree
luminescent green

Angelee Deodhar
Winter 2013

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