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Class dismissed: the ghost schools of Yokoze and Hanno, Saitama

I’ve never been a Japanese school-child, nor have I ever attended school in the early 20th century, yet I feel nostalgic for old-fashioned Japanese …

Bombing Nagasaki: the scrapbook

I came across the “Pictorial Arrowhead Occupation of Japan by Second Marine Division”, which can be described as a “yearbook” commemorating the …

The Top 10 Buildings in Tokyo

Choosing the ten “best” buildings in all of Tokyo is a necessarily arbitrary task, so I admit there’s no science behind this list. However, I did …

(not) like a cancer grows: artistic expression as alternative success narrative 芸術表現

<b>“Buildings and cities should be designed and developed in the same continuous way that the material substance of a natural organism is produced.” –</b> …

Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum