Signboard architecture Showa shops

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Take a picture of the Showa retro taste architecture “signboard architecture” and dissect it with precious film photographs!

A visual book to see, read, and enjoy the nostalgic life of Showa from interviews with 10 existing signboard architecture stores and lost signboard architecture archives.

A type of store and house named by architect Terunobu Fujimori and others. Most of them are wooden buildings that appeared during the reconstruction period after the Great Kanto Earthquake.
It refers to a store building (machiya) that is decorated by covering only the front with materials such as copper plates, mortar, and tiles.
Bohemian and adorable designs that are not in the hands of architects are still popular.

Mansada Fruit Parlor (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Okasho Lined Button Store (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Yuasa Bussankan (Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Ichifuji (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Yamamoto Dental Clinic (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Takarayu (Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture)
Hoshino Photo Studio (Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Edoya (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Totanoki Barber Shop (Nishitama-gun, Tokyo)
Parry Shokudo (Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture)

Release Date:
May, 2019

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BMC (Bill Mania Cafe)

BMC (Bill Mania Cafe) is a group of five people (Shinichi Takaoka, Yumiko Kawahara, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Masaki Iwata, Tatsuko Inoue) who gathered with the same thought that “buildings in the 1950s and 70s are cool!” An activity that sings the charm of the building from the perspective of.

The base of activities is Osaka. Buildings built during the period of high economic miracle could not be seen being demolished one after another without being noticed, and in order to appeal to the world its appeal, we held events using good buildings and held ” He is energetically active besides his main business, such as the irregular publication of “Monthly Building”.

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