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PAUL STUART AOYAMA

Jingumae Ota Bldg.5-7-20, Jingumae,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone : 03-3406-8121
Hours : 11:00 〜 20:00

The Stone Wall

The impressive stone wall that frames the entrance to the Paul Stuart Aoyama store is a vestige of part of the retaining wall of the Omotesando avenue built in 1920.

Approximately a third of this wall leading to the Meiji Shrine remained intact until the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Its original purpose was to prevent landslides caused by the leveling of the Asano and Genji hills, which were removed to allow the roads to be widened.

Instruction for the creation of wall was detailed in the Meiji Jingū Zōeishi magazine

"Cut the hill by the Marquess Asano's mansion by 20 shaku (about 20 feet), and fill in the pond for 20 shaku. Build up the earth for about 5 or 6 shaku (about 50 or 60 feet) from the west bank of Shibuya to the mansion of Viscount Tsuchiya. For 110 ken (about 660 feet) from near the shrine bridge to the Tsuchiya mansion, cut 78 shaku (about 78 feet) from the top and build a stone wall at each raised or cut place. Make the foundation out of rubble or concrete. Use stone from Sagami for the exterior, and use either mortar or dry masonry for the interior side. The capstones shall be made from granite."

The Stone Wall

PAUL STUART SANYO GINZA TOWER

8, 9F 8-8-9, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone : 03-5537-5634
Hours : 11:00 〜 20:00
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