A. D. McCormick

Shōwa Vertical

The buildings of the Shōwa period in Japan (1926-1989), especially those built during the first surge of what would become the boom years after the American occupation, inspire a certain feeling of nostalgia. Modernist influences collide with nods to tradition, and years of patchwork improvements and additions often obscure much older frames from the Taishō or even late Meiji periods. These are aging buildings of rich character, and in this way they match the people living in them. They have become a facet of my interest in the country, and a subject of study unto themselves.

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