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Dramatic view down Ome Kaido towards Nakano Sakaue

江戸時代に作られた青梅街道は、とてもモダンになりました。背が高いビルがある中野坂上です。

I love the dramatic clouds, and how Nakano Sakaue beams with light and activity. The building in the southwest corner of the main intersection has an awesome, transparent erector-set spine in the middle of two office columns.

Ome Kaido is one of west Tokyo’s oldest and longest streets. In its current incarnation, it is six auto lanes wide and the fastest route between Shinjuku and Ogikubo. Underneath is the Marunouchi Metro line.

Geisha meeting house is one of Shibaura’s oldest buildings. Still elegant and would be lovely if restored.

恊働会館という木造建築物は1936年に建てられて、昔は芸者が話し合いをする場所でした。多分、去年の地震で破損しましたが、まだ上品に見えます。

Called the Kyodo Kaikan, and built in 1936, this wood story house that once was a geisha meeting house is now closed, possibly because of damage from last year’s earthquake. It still looks elegant.