Tokyo Damage Report

freeways and cement

what’s Tokyo? A river totally cemented in on both bottom and sides:



What’s even MORE tokyo? 

A river where there’s huge amounts of shit on TOP, too!


Below: dudes completing the fourth wall of the river:

When construction is complete, it will look like this :

 below: same vantage point, but facing opposite way:


what? can we zoom in on the center of that? 


Sure we can!

That’s right : some very old-school dilapidated houses totally sandwitched inside all this gargantuan construction:

All these photos are taken at this insane 3-way interchange in the heart of Azabu Juuban.


below: still MORE freeways, under construction:






below: cruel irony: construction facades painted with clip-art scenes of nature.


 below: a freeway with a staircase?  What, do commuters climb up and hitchhike?


 below: Koshuu Kaido interchange around Hatsudai:




I had been going to a show at Hatsudai Wall (live punk club), but got sick of bad bands so I left halfway and instead took these pictures. Had way more fun, too. Hatsudai Wall has some good bills, but it’s so small there is no "second room" or "bar" to escape bands you don’t want to see.








 how many layers even IS that???






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  1. Thomas November 21st, 2009 3:44 am

    One of my favourite things about Tokyo is the freeways – although I’ve never actually been up there, driving on one would be a cool experience.

  2. jack November 21st, 2009 3:29 pm

    guts of the city…fascinating pictures.

  3. AnokPanda November 21st, 2009 9:49 pm

    I can’t say I share all your interests but I can certainly appreciate your fascination with scenes like these; excellent pictures. I know you’re not crazy about anime/manga so maybe you don’t know how often those concrete walled river/canals are featured scenary; I’d say, about as often as roof tops of schools and sakura trees.

    The pics makes me think of the Kiyoshi Kurosawa movie Bright Future, dope ass movie, you should see it.

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