This photograph is taken while taking a walk from Tokyo Tsukishima to Tsukiji. The old building of the retro look stood in the intersectional corner. Compared with a surrounding new building, it looked fresh. Although it was a wooden building in character with a two-story private house, the wall of the second floor was covered with the copperplate. Moreover, the color had discolored green. This kind of building is made in early stages of Showa era(1926 - 1989) after the Great Kanto Earthquake(1923), and there are many housing and stores of about 2 stories. Now, seemingly, it remains in the metropolitan area as about 200 houses. The building old type which has stuck the copper plate on such an outer wall is called "copper plate construction". It is glad that it is alive while the wooden house in early stages of Showa is used finely.
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lousat (81112) 2012-01-12 14:31
Hi Kato,it's very strange,original and interesting this building,a lot of elements,details and colors and a great capture whit the best sharpness for the best details.Great colors mosaic too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-02-14 6:57
This is a fine close framing of the vintage architecture. The man in the street is well juxtaposed in finely exposed details. Lovely design with intricacy of the facade.
Thanks and kind regards,
gus72 (3719) 2013-11-09 0:19
Hi MIkio !!
I love the colour of aged cooper..... it is rather unique.I also like the style of the house that I see in your photo...... I am glad to know that quite a few remain in Tokyo.
Good crop with the inclusion of the pedestrian.
Sharp details.Very good work.
Cheers from Australia.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/11, 1/1500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-12 12:51