a The Transit Lounge: Open Forum

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Tuesday, September 15

Open Forum

The Tokyo Forum Building at the Keiyo Line end of Tokyo Station.

Designed by Rafael Vinoly, it was completed in 1996 and is shaped like a boat. The building interests me, although the design makes absolutely no sense. It is vert modern but I generally do not like this building because it seems to me to have nothing to do with JApan at all (including the architect!). A great many people rave about this building - I can understand why - but to me there are many more interesting buildings in Tokyo that represent Japan in not only modern, but ancient and cultural contexts too.

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