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King—Kanagawa Prefectural Office

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

Yokohama has three famous old towers. The main governmental office building of Kanagawa prefecture is called “King” with affection. The building has a 49-meter tower in the middle of the structure that resembles a crown. The building was rebuilt in 1928 after it was destroyed by fire in the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. The design was chosen in a public contest. It’s brown outside walls are covered with scratched unglazed tiles, and the emerald green roof decoration is quite refined. An index of this series is here.

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS:  An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here.  日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。