shop houses

Two-story shop houses dwarfed by efficient, mid-rise apartments

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現代風のマンションの隣に残っている昭和時代の家はなつかしい感じがします。新中野の杉山公園の前で。

At a major intersection in Shin Nakano, across from Sugiyama park, you can see how several Showa-era two story buildings with shops below and housing above refused to give way to the mid-rise apartment building boom of the past decades. I love the colorful wall ceramics and roof tiles and the local history they evoke.