Alleys of Seattle

Kyoto day 2

Posted in Uncategorized by seattlealleys on November 14, 2010


A day spent in the alleys and canal edges of Gion, the old entertainment district of Kyoto, where retail has compacted the storefront into a three foot deep experience that typically would require twelve in the west. Shades, screening, gardens, drainage, and displays are integrated in a tight unison.  The thickness of the wall is the journey from the realm of the city to the realm of the merchant.

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