In Harajuku, famous for fashion and youth subcultures, there is a public map that seems to undergo regular updates using stickers to locate shops. It has the feeling of a public/private interface where an official document is open to temporary revisions that imitate the dynamic nature of the fashion scene.
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We recently had a fine time with Jared from Tokyo Greenspace exploring the Tokyo docklands area, or a very small part of it, on foot. As expected it was on a grand scale and our efforts to find the ‘edge’ were almost in vain. Our journey began at the excellent Shibaura House designed by Kazuyo [...]
Trying to see a little into the past, we spent an afternoon in Meguro searching for this wonderful location. The image is from Ando Hiroshige’s famous Ukiyo-e prints “100 Views of Edo” it is view #24 titled “Meguro, Shin Fuji” (Date cut 1857) illustrating an interesting landscape artefact of the time, an imitation Mt Fuji [...]
Hand drawn maps taken from our current research project in Tokyo “…. where streets seldom bear names and addresses are often located via landmarks, SMLWRLD plans to engage with the local practices of giving and receiving directions…
This little laboratory of Tokyo phenomena seems to have it all. At first glance the orange pole supporting the mirror on the left appears to have been struck by a car and left in it’s altered shape,
This anonymous site in Azabudai, Tokyo, does not appear on any maps yet ironically it is the longitude/lattitude origin point for all maps of Japan.
When Tokugawa Ieyasu became Japan’s first shogun in 1603, he built Nihonbashi (the Bridge of Japan) and declared it the point of origin for the country’s five main roads.