Monday, July 20, 2009   1:30 PM


Farmhouse in Tokyo, Japan

Recently it was brought to my attention by my trousers that I am engaged in a largely sedentary occupation, and in order to avoid budget overruns in the waistline-orientated clothing department I am currently undertaking a programme of arduous cycle trips through random parts of Tokyo. Today I ventured out into the previously unknown wilderness between Kannana and Kanpachi (ring roads numbers 7 and 8 respectively) and was mildly surprised to find odd patches of actual wilderness as well as actual fields, and even the old farmhouse-like building pictured above, which looks like it has been there long before the area around it was encroached upon by more banal structures of concrete and prefabricated tile facades.

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My God, it's the Abiko Best Western!
Posted by: Our Man in Abiko | 2009-07-20 17:00
The what?
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-07-20 22:33
All the best with your trousers budgeting programme. :) Looks like a pretty cool programme, because you get to enjoy the scenery.
Posted by: lina | 2009-07-21 12:11
Kannana and Kanpachi? Woah never even heard of those places. What train line? Are you living in da inaka?
Posted by: Prometheus | 2009-07-22 08:47
Kannana (環七) is ringroad Nr. 7 and Kanpachi (環八) is Nr. 8, big roads you can't miss, though unless you drive (or cycle) you tend not to come across them so much. The location of the picture is somewhere on the border of Itabashi and Nerima wards.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-07-22 10:04