There’s documentation on Tokyo Times of homes, bars and favourite old structures left empty and unceremoniously demolished. Scenes that are difficult to look at sometimes, but ultimately it’s the way Tokyo has, does, and likely always will go about reinventing itself.
Below though is something on a different scale altogether. A truly huge number of houses and buildings that are being torn down to make way for a 50 floor apartment complex. A development that is merely the latest in the area, meaning nearby little streets like this one are more than likely living on borrowed time.
Time for this location, however, has been and gone. Well, gone except for one man who still hangs on in the home he was born in 74 years ago. A last stand that he knows is coming to an end, but until then he continues to water his plants as usual. The simple, mundane sight of which was strangely reassuring as well as terribly sad.