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Omotesando Hills

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 5 November 2016 in Architecture.

Omote-sando is a street with lots of high-end shopping that runs from Harajuku to Aoyama and is lined with several buildings by contemporary Japanese architects. On the weekend, the street is packed with people on both sides of the street. So, I went early in the day to see some of the architecture.

This very high-end shopping mall replaced a pre-WWII apartment building. The low horizontal design is a nod to the original structure. Inside, where no photos are allowed, ramps spiral up past very upscale shops.

Architect: Ando Tadao

Omote-sando & Aoyama-dori
Tokyo, Japan

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

This could be in Finnish. Similar trade centers in each,. Interesting to see that they have been elsewhere.

5 Nov 2016 5:33am

Marie Le Corre from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The modern architectures have their interest but they will never have the class of the beautiful traditional architectures of Japan.

5 Nov 2016 5:33am

@Marie Le Corre: I agree completely.

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique, belle composition. )

5 Nov 2016 6:40am

ventisqueras from Pisa, Italy

una strada quieta e silenziosa, sembra non esista trafico...un sogno?
bella immagine
felice giorno

5 Nov 2016 7:52am

Frances from Boston, United States

A very impressive image Steve. I quite like the building and the trees are really nice.

5 Nov 2016 9:48am

Devi from Chennai, India

simple and elegant !!!!

5 Nov 2016 10:05am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition

5 Nov 2016 10:18am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

passe une bonne journée

5 Nov 2016 10:25am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe arbre jaune et ce poteau qui fait comme un cadre et coupe l'image en deux partie génial.

5 Nov 2016 10:54am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Une drôle de douceur très 80' que j'adore !

5 Nov 2016 11:26am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lights & shadows!

5 Nov 2016 12:03pm

jean pierre a from France

belle compo! amitiés

5 Nov 2016 12:53pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of a scene in the city. Excellent composition.

5 Nov 2016 3:20pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like this tree lined street view

5 Nov 2016 3:34pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I agree with Marie le Coree and you too.

5 Nov 2016 4:01pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Orderly. Nice tones

5 Nov 2016 4:37pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition and tones .

5 Nov 2016 4:50pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Looks like downtown Portland!

5 Nov 2016 4:53pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Looks like downtown Portland!

5 Nov 2016 4:53pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well done

5 Nov 2016 7:29pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Interesting pole in the middle of the image...

5 Nov 2016 7:59pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Did someone say shopping?? I'm in.

5 Nov 2016 8:37pm

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

What a great narrative here, too, Steve.,Your always-impeccable images are so wonderful and the information you provide is very much appreciated.;-)

5 Nov 2016 9:11pm

Gérard 1948 from Vilagarcia de Arousa, Spain

Wonderful composition.

5 Nov 2016 11:09pm

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Intriguing streetscape with the shapely trees adding drama.

5 Nov 2016 11:41pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


6 Nov 2016 7:58am

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent composition. A fine architecture. Love this.

6 Nov 2016 9:59am