Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
|Also known as:||Dai Ichi Building|
The glitziest intersection in Tokyo's most fashionable shopping district is anchored by the venerable Ginza Wako building. Unlike its glass and neon neighbors, this building presents a dignified presence to shoppers and tourists crowding the Ginza corridor. Its wide curved base is intensely illuminated at night making it a blazing white beacon in the darkness that outshines the Johnny-come-lately department stores and boutiques with which it competes. The building's architecture lets people know that it has been around for a long time and will continue to dominate this corner in the future.
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I believe this is the building that my mother worked in just before she married my father and came to the states like in 1953 or 1955. She worked in the PX selling stuff to the American soldiers, which is where she met my father.
Paula - Monday, May 3rd, 2010 @ 4:04pm
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