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The Angel and Lions of Nihonbashi

Symbols of Nihonbashi's Mitsukoshi department store

Passing by the Mitsukoshi department store in Nihonbashi, you'll notice the impressive statues there: several lion statues and a huge statue of the Heavenly Maiden (天女 - tennyo in Japanese).

The lion statues were created based on the ones at the Trafalgar Square in London and they were installed at the present location in 1914. Further more there is the statue of the Goddess of Sincerity; a master craftsman spent ten years to produce this work.

The statue was erected in 1960 at the central hall on the first floor of the main building, and it can be admired from every floor.

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