A short walk from the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building in Nishi-Shinjuku, I was already at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building. In contrast to the skyscraper-like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the Assembly Building is stocky. Because it is built lower than the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the Assembly Building looks like a behind-the-scenes powerhouse.
There is a large square in front of the Assembly Building, which offers a nice view from the street. I didn't know this, but it's called Tomin Hiroba, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Citizens' Square. Citizens' Square. The name of the square reminded me of leftist ideology. It was planned and built in the middle of the bubble economy, so unlike the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, which is derided as the "Bubble Tower," a reference to the "Tower of Babel," it has a leftist image.
The reason why I felt a leftist image is that when I heard the name, I first thought of the People's Square in Shanghai, China. People's Square was originally a horse race track, but after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, it was turned into a square. Although Chinese people love gambling so much, betting is prohibited in China. However, I don't know what the actual situation is, because it is said that "the higher authorities have policies the localities have their countermeasures."
|Feb 2022 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|FIGURE NISHI-SHINJUKU SHADOW SQUARE|
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