Onward in Tatsumi, a place for transit

この「Onward」というの看板の前をよく通り過ぎます。都市の端の湾の近くは、倉庫やトラックや高速道路が多いです。

Leaving the Tatsumi Metro station, I cross over one highway on a pedestrian bridge, while passing below several elevated highways intersecting with flyovers.

This Onward sign on top of a warehouse feels like a personal extortion to move through this jumble of smog and burning fuels. Onward also seems to capture this part of Tokyo’s role as a place of distribution by ship and tractor trailer. In this frenzy of “logistics,” I always wonder what’s being transported and to whom.

Fortunately, the trees planted decades ago muffle the noise somewhat, and part of this marginal land is used as a park, community vegetable garden, and Olympic level swimming pool.

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2 comments

  1. Reblogged this on 東東京 East Tokyo Survey and commented:
    高速道路と倉庫と、そこから段違いを遮断するかのような不思議な不穏さを感じさせる公園がまるでシムシティの都市計画な辰巳はオススメ東東京散歩コース。駅から橋を渡って東雲に向かうのが定番。

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