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WAKO Department Store

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Jin Watanabe
 
location Tokyo
function shop, shopping centre
contributed by Nazar

This unforgettable icon of Ginza is built in 1932 as Mr. K. Hattori's import watch store, which later became Seiko Corporation, the world's best watch company. This explains the watch tower on the building. Today this building accommodates a high-end Wako Department Store, which is also one of the historic retailers from Ginza. The clock tower rings the Westminster Quarters at every hour, the same ring from the Big Ben of London. The building is designed by Jin Watanabe in the neo-renaissance style that was very rare in Japan back in the day. Mr. Watanabe led the cutting-edge architectural style with different Western styles applied depending on the location and the facility function.

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WAKO Department Store
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Ginza 4-5-11
Japan
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