Musashi-Koyama is famous for the shopping street that stretches from in front of the station. The arcade-covered shopping street stretches straight ahead, with many stores lining both sides. While many shopping streets are going out of business, this shopping street is vibrant. Since several high-rise condominium buildings will be built in front of the station, this vitality will not disappear so easily. The problem is the other shopping streets in this area. The shopping district in front of the station is not the only shopping district in Musashikoyama, and like many others, it is going out of business.
I was walking along a shopping street just a short walk from the station in Musashi-Koyama. The energy of the shopping street in front of the station has not reached this shopping street. At best, the atmosphere is calm, at worst, desolate. Several stores have gone out of business in the past few years, and the shopping street is slowly turning into a mere residential area. The only thing still standing is an old-fashioned supermarket, but I don't know how long it will stay open.
We stopped at an intersection with a public bathhouse. At the corner of the intersection, there was a telephone pole reaching toward the sky, and the electric wires were crossing at right angles in the sky, just like the roads cross at right angles on the ground.
|Oct 2019 IN THE CITY TOKYO
|CROSSING ELECTRIC WIRE MUSASHI-KOYAMA TRAFFIC LIGHT
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