I just had to compare and show these two views of the Kyoto skyline, taken within hours of each other, the modern and the ancient. Kyoto as it used to be and Kyoto as it perhaps should be. Balancing the old with the new is a difficult art but some people and places do it better than others, in Japan there is Kyoto, Kamakura, Nara, Honkawagoe and a handful of other places that take a great pride in keeping and preserving the Japan that was before concrete.
In the modern skyline you can see Kyoto tower (all cities in Japan have one it seems) in front of the rather fantastic Kyoto station building, with Atom Boy on top of the sign post (Atom Boy because his creator Osamu Tetsuka lived in nearby Takarazuka). Leo, the lion king character (that Disney stole – copyright only applies to American corporations?) is a bit further away from this scene.