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Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is located on the eastern side of the main island Honsh?. An estimated 12.79 million people live in Tokyo, while in the Greater Tokyo Area, the world's most populous metropolitan area, leave 35 million people, one of the world's largest metropolitan economy. *** Local Caption *** The design intention of the architect, Renzo Piano, was that of a "magic lantern", inspired by traditional Japanese lanterns. The building, located in the Ginza shopping district of Tokyo, is the corporate headquarters and retail store of Hermes Japan. The 6,000 square meter (65,000 square feet) building contains shopping space, workshops, offices, exhibition spaces and multimedia areas all topped by a roof garden.