I know there is a lot of pressure for the Nakagin Capsule Tower to be pulled down and a new building to be put up and replaced and I do understand that there are market forces involved but it would be a real shame that such a iconic building would be lost to future generations.
Here some more photos of the Nakagin Capsule Tower building itself mainly interiors and on walkways connecting the two towers as well as from the roof.
The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo was a building that I fell in love with and grabbed my attention from the very first time I ever saw a photo of it and has still has me feeling that way after being lucky enough to stay in there back in May of this year.
I will be posting 3 post to cover the photos I took while there one post from inside of the room I stayed one from the building itself and finally one of around the building.
Architect and designer Kisho Kurokawa was part of the example of Japanese Metabolism, an architectural movement emblematic of Japan’s postwar cultural resurgence. The building needs some serious money spent on it to bring it back to its days of glory back in 1972 as it still exists today but has fallen into disrepair since it was first opened.
While I was strolling around the Toyokawa Inari Shrine in the Toyokawa-shi, Aichi Prefecture, I was totally taken by surprise by seeing all these stone Fox’s when I came across them.
If you ever travel around Japan you see stone Fox’s every where but I have never seen so many all in one place a real treat and all donated by worshipers.
The Golden Temple or Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a beautiful Zen Buddhist temple in the Kita Ward, Kyoto and I was determined to see it this time around as I ran out of time to visit the last time I was in japan and I’m sure I will go and see it again hopefully the next time I’m in Japan as it’s one seriously beautiful temple, especially in its setting with the lake and the Muromachi period garden design.
It was such a pleasure to stroll around the grounds and see the temple through the trees as I wandered around, hopefully the next time I would like see it would be in the autumn .