• Koshigaya, Saitama


the Jan. 29 article and photo titled “Kabuki-za to be reincarnated in form of commercial high-rise”: To destroy the beautiful Kabuki-za building and replace it with this monolithic eyesore is a travesty of anything resembling “art.” I am very saddened that yet again in Tokyo a beautiful, historic building is being wantonly razed to the ground, to be replaced by a plastic and glass piece of modern junk. It seems that nothing of any historical value is safe in Japan, especially in Tokyo.

noel hamilton

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