There are 2 lighting styles. "Iki", the spirit of Edo, and "Miyabi", its aesthetics, that operate alternately. They express the concept that today is connected to tomorrow', and the future expands beyond that. The way these designs incorporate aspects of Edo culture reflects the history and culture of Shitamachi, traditional residential areas.
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"Kokoroiki", the straightforward down-to-earth spirit of Edo commoners, is represented in the pale blue light with the motif of the water of Sumida River, which focuses on the center pillar "Shimbashira" of the tower. The tower stands tall and strong, exposing the inside of the structure. You can feel the stylishness and resoluteness of the people of Edo.
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"Miyabi", the aesthetic sense, expresses an elegant and dignified image of the tower by showing its intricate steel structure. The theme color is Edo purple shining with a well-balanced sprinkle of gold foil-like lights.
The lights at the top of the tower and on both sides of the two observation decks; illuminate its steel structure and gradually merge into the ground at the base of the tower, resembling the image of Mount Fuji, the primal scenery of Edo.
Shining like a meteor over the Observation Decks, the light that shines around at a steady speed represents light that marks the passage of time, connecting past and future.
Lights illuminating the top of the tower reach strongly out to the sky and expand bravely towards space as if they were our hopes and dreams. Illumination on the structure emphasizes the beauty of the curves and camber of the tower.
The concept of the design is based on Japanese aesthetics, incorporating history and the local residential area features, but is also a plan representative of the present age at the same time. It was also designed to have the beauty of shade expressed in the form of an environmentally-friendly lighting system. For this reason, the plan adopted a design using entirely LED lights to save energy, which also achieved a beautiful result at the same time.
The achievement of an all-LED lighting system not only enabled outstanding staging effects but its energy saving feature made the tower a symbol of eco-friendly architecture.