Friday, January 22, 2010

Smoking Out Old Tokyo

One of the things I can't help doing over here is seeking out the trace-elements of old Tokyo, hardly an elementary pastime since much of this has been removed by the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake, the carpet bombings of the mid '40s, assorted fires, and the rapid pace of reconstruction and renewal that Tokyo willingly submits itself to every day.

Today I discovered these gems in Shintomi, not more than 100 metres from Ginza - one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world and the most expensive real estate in Japan.


AstroNerdBoy said...

Hopefully, if you discover more, you'll post them as well. I rather enjoy these small "hidden" pieces of Japan (Tokyo in this case).


Thanks, mate; will definitely do so - I love them as well, as you probably noticed. ;)