This photo is for VP, who asked what the "Bell Bottom Bldg" looked like in a previous post.
This building is officially called "Sonpo Japan Headquarter Building" and was built in 1976, which is actually around the time when I hear bell bottoms were popular here in Japan. I grew up in the 90s when those saggy baggy jeans with teeny tiny t-shirts were popular so I never got to actually wear real bell bottoms. Which is a shame because I love styles from the 70s!
Anyways, back to our bell bottom bldg...it was designed by Yoshikazu Uchida, a famous architect who was known for his "Uchida Gothic" style. After the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, he was in charge of the reconstruction of the University of Tokyo campus. This building was one of the last designs that he did and although he was not alive when it completed, it's still one of the most famous skyscrapers in the west Shinjuku area.
Do you think it looks like a bell-bottom?
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