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Showa era buildings are irresistibly cool! “Shibui Building” (Kawade Bunko) will be released on June 6th, where you can enjoy the details of retro buildings in Tokyo that were born during the period of high economic growth!

Kawade Shobo Shinsha
[Showa era buildings are irresistibly cool! ] “Shibui Building” (Kawade Bunko) will be released on June 6th, where you can enjoy the details of retro buildings in Tokyo that were born during the period of high economic growth!
An archival guide that allows you to enjoy the charms of 21 of Tokyo’s coolest buildings, built before and after the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, in great detail. Introducing the charm and value of the building, which has become more mature, with plenty of photos.
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Kawade Shobo Shinsha Co., Ltd. (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo/Representative Director: Yu Onodera) will publish “Shibui Buildings – Tokyo Retro Building Guide Born in the High Growth Period” by Nobuko Suzuki (990 yen including tax/Kawade Bunko) on June 6th. It will be released on.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/12754/658/resize/d12754-658-002933455ce994ddc9bc-0.jpg&s3=12754-658-320f84800dbc5ef8e7d0da44891d4242-624×878.jpg] ●Introducing the charm and value of the “Shibui Building” that exudes the scent of the Showa era with abundant photos
An old-fashioned coffee shop, a lively dining area in the basement, a staircase with elephants descending from it, and a quiet rooftop garden in the heart of the city… Built during the period of high economic growth, around the time of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, this “Shibui” has a Showa-era flavor. building”.
This is an archival guidebook that introduces the charm and value of the building, which has matured as an architecture, with abundant photographs.
We will introduce a total of 21 buildings, including the Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, which has a beautiful mosaic mural that stretches across the entire wall of the central staircase, and the much-talked-about Showa-era retro building, Shinbashi Ekimae Building, which has a deep world on the basement floor.
Please enjoy this book, which is the perfect companion for your walk around Tokyo.
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/12754/658/resize/d12754-658-a02207c197cb12e2716b-1.jpg&s3=12754-658-62d68182da3087a6968c2060c6bb8a38-2488×1759.jpg] Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan (Yurakucho) with beautiful mosaic murals
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/12754/658/resize/d12754-658-9c5d9b2c0b9ce5f44d56-2.jpg&s3=12754-658-ff8d843e32cf083091b6b193bf7ece19-2488×1759.jpg] Shinbashi Ekimae Building (Shinbashi) with a deep bar district ●Includes 15 existing buildings + 6 buildings that have disappeared “Don’t think it’s going to be a cool building forever” (author). The “cool buildings” built in the 1960s and 1970s are now being lost due to redevelopment as they reach the milestone of 50 years. This book also introduces six buildings that have already been closed or demolished, including the Sony Building, Yurakucho Building, New Yurakucho Building, and Hotel Okura Tokyo Annex, along with valuable photos.
While thinking about the buildings that have been lost, why not feel the coolness of architecture built during the period of high economic growth and feel the breath of that era?
[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/12754/658/resize/d12754-658-7eb32aa8649d39e4dda7-5.jpg&s3=12754-658-5a44a8bfc590cee1c46131d4a85f6cee-1229×874.jpg] Sony Building (Ginza) demolished in 2017
-The paperback version includes 2 new buildings.
This book is a paperback version of the book with the same title, “Shibui Building”, published by Little More in 2016, with
significant additions and re-editing. This time, we have newly covered and additionally recorded “Shizuoka Shimbun/Shizuoka Broadcasting Tokyo Branch Building” (designed by Kenzo Tange, Urban Architectural Design Institute) and “National Diet Library Tokyo Main Building/Main Building” (designed by MID Doujin).
[Image 5: https://prtimes.jp/i/12754/658/resize/d12754-658-e4ad8b9b00d9d023d6c9-3.jpg&s3=12754-658-0f306a01eb76b36c44ef4fba17094be3-2481×1774.jpg] Shizuoka Shimbun/Shizuoka Broadcasting Tokyo Branch Building (Ginza), a Metabolist architecture, renovated in 2022
[Image 6: https://prtimes.jp/i/12754/658/resize/d12754-658-e86997063fd55c3f9add-4.jpg&s3=12754-658-d42bacb7bb1297a81d16ec8c234239ec-2495×1752.jpg] National Diet Library Tokyo Main Building/Main Building (Nagatacho) with a profound space
■From the table of contents
Nihonbashi Nihonbashi Takashimaya extension part
Nihonbashi Yanagiya Building
Yurakucho Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan
Shinbashi Shinbashi Ekimae Building
Shinbashi New Shinbashi Building
Marunouchi Shin-Tokyo Building
Marunouchi Kokusai Building
Ginza Shizuoka Shimbun/Shizuoka Broadcasting Tokyo Branch Building *Column Yurakucho Yomiuri Hall and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in 1957
Nagatacho National Diet Library Tokyo Main Branch
Nagatacho Hotel New Otani
Takebashi Palace Side Building
Shinjuku Kinokuniya Building
Meguro Meguro Ward General Government Building
Ikebukuro Rosa Kaikan
Nakano Nakano Broadway
*Column Department store architecture in the 1960s
[Lost cool building]
Ginza Sony Building
Yurakucho Yurakucho Building/Shin Yurakucho Building
Akasaka Sankaido Building
Akasaka Komatsu Building
Toranomon Hotel Okura Tokyo Annex
■Author introduction
Nobuko Suzuki
Born in Tokyo in 1964. After graduating from Tokyo Women’s University, she worked in the editorial office of the magazine “Tokyojin”. Deputy editor-in-chief since 1997. Resigned in 2010. Currently writing about cities, architecture, railways, walking around town, eating out, etc. His books include “Guttokuru Railway,” “Walking around the Chuo Line for Adults,” “Walking the Yamanote Line for Adults,” and “My Tokyo Scenery.”
“Memories of the Showa Building Heritage” (Photo: Kyoichi Tsuzuki) is being serialized irregularly on Heibonsha’s “WEB Taiyo”. ■Instagram  https://instagram/nobunobu1999
■Bibliographic information
Series: Kawade Bunko
Book title: Shibui Building
Subtitle: Born in the period of high economic growth, Tokyo Retro Building Guide Author: Nobuko Suzuki
Photo: Seishi Shirakawa
Specifications: Paperback version / Paperback / 184 pages
Release date: June 6, 2024
List price including tax: 990 yen (900 yen) ISBN: 978-4-309-42113-1 Cover/text design: nimayuma Inc.
https://www.kawade.co.jp/np/isbn/9784309421131/
Publisher: Kawade Shobo Shinsha
More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000658.000012754.html



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