The Japanese Consumer Cooperative building features a unique facade that is inspired by the beauty of rainwater and classic Japanese design. While many architects are inspired by natural elements, this structure manages to echo unique Japanese traditions at the same time.
The building was designed by Jun Hashimoto, who sought to create an intricate balance between tradition and modernity. He achieved this feat by drawing on the beauty of rainwater. In Japan, rain chains are often used as an alternative to a conventional gutter downspout. Hashimoto used this traditional design feature and a touch of decorative greenery to cover the facade of the Japanese Consumer Cooperative building. The overall effect is a modern structure that looks as though rainwater is cascading down the front.