Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Japanese Landscape: Old Style Apartment Block

IMG 3498, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

Osaka Pref., Fujiidera city

I’ve seen and posted many photos of similar apartment buildings but have yet to explain them. this simple two story apartment block was very popular in the post war years. Yuko told me that prior to the Great Hanshin Earthquake these were quite common in her neighborhood but were replaced after the earthquake. In general the entire area has gone through a great deal of gentrification in the last 10 years.

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