As you know, in Japan they take great care of traditions, including architecture. The more interesting and unusual is the building of the railway station in the city of Kanazawa. On the outside, the station is a wooden gate, reminiscent of a ritual torii gate, surrounded by a modern complex of glass and concrete. As conceived by the architect Ryuzo Shirae, the shape of the gate refers to the outlines of the Tsuzumi drum, which was used in Japanese drama theater. But inside the station, under a glass dome, there are seven platforms and a shopping center.