Aoyama Cemetary! Built on a hill, so you can get yourself a little birds-eye-view of the grid layout:
Even after they die, Japanese people get to rest in terribly tiny, cramped apartments.
Pretty much the only thing different from the living Tokyoites’ apartments is, the dead get to have some greenery.
Made possible by the plants feeding off their bones, of course, but still.
below: find the cat
and then I noticed something:
The crowding and cramped-ness was not the ONLY thing graveyards had in common with the city!
If you look at Tokyo from the correct angle, it looks like one BIG CEMETARY!
Where does the graveyard stop and the city of the living begin?!?
It’s all squares, grids, rigid lines enforced by the social heirarchies of The Man! Think about it, people.
(drummer clicks sticks: 1-2-3-4!)
below: a grave under construction:
Finally: a combination grave and love-hotel:
That’s right – ! Looks like my fanciful ‘business proposal’ last month was not that far off the mark . . .
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