Day of the Triffids in Tokyo

Day of the Triffids in Tokyo

Originally uploaded by James Hart.

I’ve been meaning to photograph this huge building near where I live for a while now, but I only usually pass it on the Bus. It went up last year and it was fun to watch this weird-looking structure being built. At first I thought the tree was being taken down to make way for the new building, but the “tree” stayed there and gradually started getting bigger and bigger and wrapping itself round the building.
It’s a Game Center, but I haven’t been inside yet. The Italian restaurant out front has already closed down after only a few months in operation. Apparently it will be replaced by some kind of food store.
If you want to visit, it’s in Tokyo, Koto-ku, Shinonome 1-6-13.
Website (Japanese)

2 Comments so far

  1. Martin F (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 12:51 am

    Wow, is that for real? I mean, that is a living tree?!!? Now I think I have seen everything in Tokyo.

  2. James Hart (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 10:13 am

    Heh, heh. No, it’s not a real living tree. You probably can’t tell from the photo, but the building is about 4 stories high. When just the trunk was there, I thought it was a real tree, but then it started “growing” a metre a day round the building…

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