Walking in Tsukishima is an interesting contrast between old and new, green alleys and wide boulevards, wood houses and new construction.
Some of the alleys are remarkably well planted. The alley in the photo above seems to benefit from trees whose roots forced themselves out of their pots and through the pavement. Tsukishima and Tsukudajima survived the earthquake and the war, but the pace of modern development has outpaced preservation.
More photos after the jump.
A beautiful wisteria vine grows up a beautiful wood house.
Another green alley off the commercial streets.
And, finally, a koban (police box) designed to like like a tram car, a built reminder of the past. Maybe because the island is built on landfill, the koban seems to be tilting.