The Chidorigafuchi Grand Park House、 Mitsubishi Jimu Sekkei

ChidorigaFuchi Grand park house

It was adiacent to the sakura walking we did on  the first weekend of April.  It was clear enough, by the the finishing and the detailing marble, that was something for wealthy people or for, maybe ,diplomatic personnel, giving also the location not far from some Political Centres, as well the National Cemetery and the Imperial Palace.

When I looked for the architectural design thus I was not surprised to register the name of Mitsubishi Jimu Sekkei than I am starting to notice as an high valuable office, rather classic though. The building seems to be quite new, this article by the Asahi Shimbun, says 2015. On the other hand it looks also as a Bank investment with all the inferences ons One could do about the real estate property values History in Tokyo and world wide…

If you want inquiry for renting a flat , there, here the link.

I appreciated the most, the under stament and the stern decisive design.IMGP6668



Mitsukoshi, at Nihon Bashi an old Department Store, by Yokogawa Architects & Engineers


So this time is not about the contemporay and probably not all I am writing is totally correct.

We enter this big, well aged building and I wanted to take pictures of every detail.

So I found this historic company of architects, which works also for foreign countries as well (Kenya). Here is their enchanting website with pictures of the building back in 1914!!! It was the first department store in Japan,

The escalator made his debut in Japan with this Department.

It is a place where the upper class goes to shopping, that is what I have been told…and it is what it looks like. The tenin…es, are just amazing …it is beautiful all a round.

Time out link

the heart of Nihonbashi here

main store.


A special normal day in Tokyo. The day of Suntory Hall open to everybody, 30th anniversary.

This Hall (Official web page)is somehow a legend among musicians…since Von Karajan took his role in promoting and even designing it after the berlin hall.  The design process was by Yasui Architects (official web site). It was my first time. I was very excited. The web is plenty of pictures and reviews. Suntory is a huge beverage brand.

Let the video speaks. It was the Sakura Weekend, a special normal day.

Video 1 Arriving

The liine for the free concert on the small Venue

Video 2

The lobby


Video 3, in the hallway,


Video 4

This day children were allowed to enter. Normally under 7 years they cannot, and it is not difficult to understand the reasons, for a place dedicated to classic music.

This day was an amazing concert of cries and laughs, still plentyful of joy. The beauty of the families all together happy to enter for free in such a “Holy” place and listen the real orchestra was overwhelming and undermining the place itself.