The custodians of culture in Koishikawa

Travel | BACKSTREET STORIES Jun 27, 2015

The custodians of culture in Koishikawa

by Kit Nagamura

Exiting the Nanboku subway's Korakuen Station near Tokyo Dome, I gaze up at clouds resembling bunches of purple hydrangeas. Directly overhead, a roller coaster car swooshes by, its passengers shrieking, which is a good sign, because, despite its aquatic name, the Thunder Dolphin coaster ...