In praise of Shimo



An article from last year Herald Tribute about the new plan of Shimokitazawa which will make one of the most unique area of Tokyo look just like all the others.Nowadays, people like big streets, big shopping malls with many lights. Everything is visible, everything is  known. So let’s erase  a spontaneous place, the only place where everyday, every night there are people singing in the streets. I think one can easily feel that this happens because it is a free place, not a real estate developer project.
Not many seem to think this way. At least not those who have power, those who show a dazzling ignorance: so let’s all go to Roppongi!

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One Response to In praise of Shimo

  1. panapp says:

    La petizione per Shimokitazawa, che è anche la mia area preferita di Tokyo (è uno dei posti in cui mi piacerebbe vivere), l’ho firmata tempo fa, e se fosse possibile vorrei rifirmarla e rifirmarla di nuovo; i palazzinari come Mori, purtroppo, esistono: l’importante è saperli contrastare. Speriamo che questa zona di Setagaya si salvi, sarebbe come abbattere il quartiere Borgo per realizzare Via della Conciliazione: un errore/orrore che ha smaltito il traffico dello 0,001% e distrutto quanto di bello c’era nell’area (tanto).

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