Tower similar to Tokyo Sky Tree in a 19th century woodblock print
Tokyo Sky Tree as it will look when its construction is finished at the end of this year. It will be 634 meters tall, being the second highest man-made structure in the world.
Several historians believe that the tower portrayed in the woodblock print by Kuniyoshi Utagawa didn’t really exist, it was a creative product of the artist imagination. It turns out that in that time it was forbidden to build any structure taller than Edo castle; moreover this woodblock print is the only proof of the “supposed existence” of that tower.
Did Kuniyoshi Utagawa predict the construction of Tokyo Sky Tree almost 200 years ago?