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.
The mobile suit Gundam was on my list of things I wanted to see while in Tokyo since seeing Gundam’s way back in the mid 80’s and becoming a bit of a fan.
So heading over to Odaiba and going to the main entrance of Diver City and walking around the corner and spotting it I was well impressed and glad I made the journey and I then spent a while just looking and watching it come to life so to speak as they put a little show on with lights and I think steam coming out of it’s chest and a video showing on the main building behind.
I know the next time I’m in Tokyo i would go and see it again maybe picking a different time maybe in the winter and in the dark I think would look really good.
The Star Wars Visions exhibit at the Sky Gallery at the Roppongi Hills Observation Deck which is 52 floors up which also makes it a bit special, was one of the things on my must see list while in Tokyo.
It certainly didn’t disappoint in any way with props and costumes from the films as well as lots of Star Wars inspired art in all different mediums from sculptures to paintings all hand picked by George Lucas himself it was a genuine pleasure to see it all.
I managed to take a some photos at the entrance of the exhibit as you weren’t supposed to take any photos. I forgot that about halfway around when I came across a stunning statue of Darth Maul and took my camera out and took a shoot almost at the same time someone came over and politely asked me to stop which I did, I did say sorry as I genualy forgot as I was in full geek mood and a huge Star Wars fan I then made sure my camera was put away for the rest of the exhibition.