Tsukishima: green alleys & new construction

Tsukishima: green alleys

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.

Tsukishima: old houses & new construction

More photos after the jump.

A beautiful wisteria vine grows up a beautiful wood house.

Tsukishima wood house with wisteria

Another green alley off the commercial streets.

Tsukishima green alley

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.

Tsukishima koban with tram design

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