The silhouettes of Musashi-Kosugi's tower apartments grew gnarly under the clouds

Tower apartments in Musashi-kosugi
Shot at Tamagawa Sengen Shrine in Denenchofu, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The view from the stage at the Tamagawa Sengen Jinja Shrine in Denenchofu is spacious and refreshing. The stage is set up so that it protrudes into the Tama River, and other than the sky and clouds, all you can see is the Tama River, the riverbed ground on the other side of the river, and the tower apartment complexes far beyond.

From the Tamagawa Sengen Shrine, you can see the tower apartment complexes in Musashi-kosugi. I knew that there were many tower apartments standing side by side, but I had no idea that there were so many of them. The silhouette of the city from a distance is spectacular, and if I didn't know any better, I would have thought that the forest of skyscrapers was a big city.

On the other hand, the area around Tamagawa Sengen Shrine, where I took this photo, is known as the Denenchofu Kofun Group, where many ancient tombs have been found. The shrine itself is built on top of a tumulus. In other words, I'm looking at the tower apartments from the tumulus group. Although there is a considerable difference in the timing of construction between the tower apartments and the ancient tombs, both were built using the advanced technology of the time. There is no doubt that the tower apartment complexes will be designated as a national historic site in another 1000 years or so.

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12089

Shooting Date

Jul 2021

Posted On

November 13, 2021

Place

Denenchofu, Tokyo

Genre

Landscape Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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