pre-Bubble

Maritime shipping company has been operating for decades in this pre-Bubble office

shibaura_ichome_maritime_shipping_company_tiles

芝浦にある海運送会社です。バウハウスのような簡潔さがあるので、バブルの何年も前に建てられたと思います。濃い青色の陶器タイルは空に似合います。

The Bauhaus-like architectural simplicity and the decorative ceramic tiles mark this commercial building as product of postwar industry and trade, long before the excess of the Bubble. It’s lovely to see maritime companies that have done business for decades still exist along Tokyo’s waterfront.

Contrast between pre-Bubble and post-Bubble residences in Omotesando

なぜは庭なしの新しい自宅が人気なのでしょうか。表参道では、バブル前と80時代後の自宅の差が大きいです。

Walking in Omotesando, you can see the contrast between houses built before and after the 1980s. Unfortunately, most of the new houses occupy the entire lot, with no room for the sizable gardens in their pre-Bubble predecessors.