Photographer Takes Buildings That Bring The Past And Present In Harmony In Japan

Here are 16 buildings that bring the past and present in harmony in Japan by Japan Property Central.

1. Futaba Sushi, in Ginza first opened in 1877. The current building dates from the 1950s.

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2. Downtown Toranomon with the Atago Green Hills office tower in the distance.

3. An old house sitting under the glow of Tokyo Tower.

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4. This shop has been making custom-order shirts since 1921.

5. An old shophouse in Kanda. This one was given a makeover a few years ago.

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6. An old shop in Uchikanda, Tokyo

7. This one resembles a ‘yagura’ watchtower with a grass-covered base and burnt cedar walls.

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8. This was the Shibuya Usagi British-style restaurant, covered in ivy.

9. A little old house just down the street from Toranomon Hills

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10. This coffee place has been open for 50 years and is famous for its crème caramel.

11. A faux castle-style hourly motel that first opened in 1973.

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12. An Italian restaurant in an old post-war home in Ningyocho, Tokyo.

13. Yasuyo Building, Shinjuku. It was built in 1968 to honor Yasuda Yoichi, a wealthy businessman.

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14. One of the few surviving residences that were built following the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake

15. 2 townhouses from 2 different centuries

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16. This old ramen shop, pictured in 2017, was demolished recently as part of a larger block redevelopment.