The classical exterior of the building expresses order and dignity. The colonnade on the first floor is in the Doric style, while the coupled columns extending from the second to third floors are Corinthian.
The Bank is said to have been modeled on the National Bank of Belgium and the Bank of England.
Let's take a look at some photos from the Bank of Japan's early days.
of the Bank of Japan
days of the Bank
to the current site
TATSUNO Kingo, the architect of the Main Building
Please visit the historic photo gallery for a more detailed description of such days.