Despite the constant scrap and build here in Tokyo, you can find old “normal” buildings here and there. They do look out of place very often, like this one here in Akasaka, right in the centre of town near the government district. Situated next to a McDonald’s, one can only speculate as to what happened (or didn’t) to the wooden building or its owners.
I saw two more examples of such “standout” buildings in Tsukiji this morning, both clad in old green copper tiles. I shall keep my eyes open and work on a “top ten” list during my last couple of weeks in this city!