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Tokyo Sky Tree Architect

Born and raised in Tokyo, I have seen many changes made to this hi-tech city over the past 40 years. I remember at the age of 5 being surprised on my first visit to the Tokyo Tower observatory and looking down on the sprawling metropolis, the people looked like ants and the cars like grains of rice. But Tokyo Tower, for many years a popular spot for visitors and residents alike, is now dwarfed by Tokyo's newest landmark, the Sky Tree, which stands at 634m tall.

In feng shui, practitioners usually consider a high building to be equal to a mountain, but the Sky Tree is more similar in appearance to a thin stick. Creating a shadow on the ground, the Sky Tree affects the feng shui and the natural environment in Tokyo more than we might imagine. 

Tokyo Sky Tree Architect

About 400 years ago, Tokyo was planned and built according to the Pa Kua - the basic formula of feng shui - the effects of which are still felt today.

The Sky Tree is located in downtown Tokyo, overwhelming this lowland area, whose landscape lacks tall buildings, mountains and hills. The tower also affects the strong winds up in the sky, and changes the movement of clouds at heights over 500m. 


The narrow triangular shape, with sides that measure up to 70m, resembles a thin metal nail. Such "sharp" buildings are often feared to generate bad energy,  termed poison arrows which affect the surrounding areas. If the Tree can be seen from your home or office, feng shui experts are suggesting you block out the view by re-orientating your windows, using curtains or thick blinds, or by planting trees and foliage. If you still cannot, you can hang multi-faceted crystals in windows and by your main doors to break up the sharp energy before it has a chance to "enter" your abode.


Designers of the new Sky Tree however have defended the feng shui impact of this new structure, arguing that it is instead a giant five element pagoda that will protect the prosperity of Tokyo for years to come. When the big earthquake disaster happened in the East in 2011, some say caused by the Five Yellow there, proponents of the Tree suggested it was because the Pagoda was then incomplete.

Located in Tokyo's Northeast, the area that houses the Sky Tree represents luck in education as well as good fortune in media and communications. The location thus fits well for the purpose of the tower- digital broadcasting. Not by coincidence, Yushima Seido, Japan's first educational institution, built in 1690, also stands in the Northeast of the City.


Flying Star feng shui - an advanced feng shui discipline, suggests a 180 year time cycle of nine periods. From 4th Feb 2004 till 3rd Feb 2024, we are in the Period of 8, with a central direction of exactly Northeast. Were the new tower to activate the energy of this period through its many visitors, it would be most auspicious. Prior to 2004, Akihabara in Northeast Tokyo was solely known for its electrical appliance stores, but since 2004 when we entered the Period of 8, otaku, anime and the J-pop idol group AKB4b has been sweeping across the entire country, demonstrating the power of the present period.

The Sky Tree project was completed on the 29th Feb 2012, with the Tower opening to the public on 22nd May 2012. 29th Feb was a Monkey Day, which indicates fresh energy and a competitive spirit, the month of the Rabbit brings Spring and also diplomatic success, while the year of the Dragon brings authority as well as great influence and power.

The original unveiling of the design was planned for 24th Nov 2006, a Snake Day, which is a great match for the Completion Day of the Monkey, as the Snake and Monkey share a Secret Friend link, bringing the good omen of speculative luck, indicating that this new tower in Tokyo could be the cause for the city to once again rise in importance in business and finance.


The predominant color of the Sky Tree is white, with just the barest hint of blue. This proprietary color has been christened "Sky Tree White", with the elevator shaft in grey, the observatory metallic, and the top section a vivid white. These colors are an expression of the element of Metal, which releases Earth energy in a Northeasterly direction.

At night when the tower lights are switched on, the element expressed is Fire. Since Fire produces Earth, this augurs well and suggests good fortune and happiness. From 7pm till 11pm each night, the two rotating bands of light move clockwise around the observation decks at 350m and 450m, sending out further yang energies into the surrounding areas.

The many visitors to the Tokyo Sky Tree from around the world will bring refreshing active energy to the area that I believe will counter any negative energy and any possible adverse effects from his tall, thin shape. And I hope that this Tower will help Japan overcome the damage caused by the Marcia 2011 triple disaster, helping Japan grow and rebuild to its past glory days. To find out more, you can check out Tokyo Sky Tree Architect.