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Kamakura Buildings

Posted in Places by tokyobling on December 17, 2014

Walking around in cultural and historical Kamakura, one of Japan’s once capitals, I spotted an interesting building that looked to fit in a little better than most of the new builds you see recently. The architect must have anticipated the interest as he had fitted an explanation sheet on the side of the building for interested viewers. This little act alone makes me believe there is quite a lot of love invested in this building, which one vital ingredient in sustainable architecture. Kamakura isn’t exactly starved of interesting buildings, a stone’s throw away from this little house near Hase Station I found a couple of handsome old fashioned black wooden buildings. I love how Japanese cities (at least the best ones) are so eminently walkable! To be a walkable city, it is not enough to focus on good sidewalks and street crossings, it is also important to make the buildings so interesting that you actually want to walk there, just to explore!

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  1. MlleJuin said, on December 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Nice atmosphere…

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  2. thatumamilife said, on December 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    This was such a treat of a post! Love the last pic especially.

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com – a clean eating bento blog

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  3. vitriolicmasochist said, on December 17, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Reblogged this on your worst nightmare and commented:
    Oh my gosh. Kamakura was a lovely city. These pictures bring it all back.

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  4. Timi said, on January 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Love these type of houses. That drawing is so nice too :3

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