We were fortunate to have the opportunity to view the Nakagin Capsule Tower, a landmark of the Metabolism movement, yesterday with Professor Julian Worrall of Waseda University.
As Dr. Worrell pointed out to us, the tower and its surroundings illustrate the somewhat confusing state of preservation in Tokyo. Just nearby, one may discover a recently constructed 1:1 replica of the original Shiodome station, the earliest in Tokyo, which hasn't stood for about eighty years. Meanwhile, an authentic architectural landmark, literally feet away, is slated for demolition.
At the end of a long first day of travelling, we were greeted with this wonderful small commercial street outside Sangubashi Station, our stop on the Odakyu Line. We're only two stops from Shinjuku station, a major hub on the inner ring of rail lines around Tokyo.
The street has small restaurants and shops which appear to cater to residents at the end of their commute and people staying at NOMYC: convience stores, curry shops, and cleaners.