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Artist: Kasamatsu Shiro
Title: Tokyo Tower
Date: 1959, this (ato-zuri) undated early edition published by Unsodo from the original wood blocks
Size: oban, approx. 10.5" x 15.5"
Condition: Fine, never framed, no flaws, uncirculated print
Impression: Fine; made from the original blocks; although undated this is an early edition with the original Unsodo publisher's seals in the left margin
Fine, this print is crisp and has very strong color
Notes: Tokyo Tower is a communications tower located in Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 1,091 ft., the orange and white lattice tower is the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world, the tallest artificial structure in Japan and is the 20th tallest tower in the world. Built in 1958, this Eiffel Tower-like structure supports an antenna that broadcasts television and radio signals for Japanese media outlets. In recent years, the tower has also been instrumental in furthering Japan's push to switch from an analog signal to digital signal.

In addition to being a television and radio communications tower, Tokyo Tower doubles as a major Tokyo tourist site. Over 2.5 million people annually visit the tower's recreational Foot Town and observations decks. Foot Town is a 4-story building located directly under the tower that houses several museums, restaurants and shops. Departing from here, guests can also visit the observation decks. The 2-story Main Observatory is located at 492 ft., while the smaller Special Observatory reaches a height of 820 ft.