Shimbashi was the Tokyo terminal of Japan’s first railway line (the other terminal, Yokohama) established in 1872. The original station was located at the site of the Railway History Exhibition Hall in Shiodome, which was opened in 2003.
This is a pattern with a motif of willow leaves. Willows have been believed to bring good luck since ancient times
In the flower calendar used during the Edo period, willows represented November. The other plants used in the calendar were pine (January), plum (February), cherry (March), wisteria (April), iris (May), peony (June), bush clover (July), silver grass (August), chrysanthemum (September), maple (October) and paulownia (December).