A 1966 aerial map of Odaiba when it was used as a ’kiba’ 木場, a floating lumber storage area. The stone structures are the old ‘daiba’ defensive islands that were built in the 19th century to protect against Western invasion.

Much later, post WW2, this area of Tokyo underwent massive land reclamation. As seen in this photo, by 1966 the land reclamation project was already underway, and the reclaimed land starts to become visible. See: Odaiba, then & now: a visual history お台場の歴史

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.