Tokyo water map 1945 example

A former river in Tokyo, identified by a red circle; comparative photos from today are included in the post, Walking on water: the underground rivers of Tokyo 東京の地下河川や運河の地図

Nearby is Chitose-karasuyama Station, close to which is a former danchi (public housing project) that I wrote about a few years ago; that danchi was the first I ever encountered and set me on a long path of trying to understand the extent to which public housing shaped the development of Japan in the postwar period and beyond. See: Ghosts of Showa: the Karasuyama apartment complex (danchi), gated communities, & the fight for Tokyo’s soul

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