Asahi Building

Published by Antonio Tajuelo


Asahi Building

One of the most strange buildings in Tokyo is the Asahi building. It is the headquarters of Asahi Breweries, the most important beer company of the Japan market. The building is located next to the Sumida river and in front of the Asakusa district. As you can see in the picture, Tokyo SkyTree, the tower in the background, is not far away from this place.

Asahi Building

The interesting fact of this building is the sculpture over its roof. The french designer, Philippe Starck, author of the sculpture tried to represent a fire flame, but most of the people think it is a beer drop or just poo. In fact, people call it "the poo building" (うんこビル).

Asahi Building

Fire flame, beer drop or poo? Everyone see a different thing!


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