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Nakazakicho, Osaka, 9/12/09

Here are my photos I walked around Nkazakicho (中崎町)Osaka. It is one of the popular old town district and they have many stores, restaurants, stationary stores, galleries, etc that young owners run by themselves. I have been wanting to visit there, but had not had a chance to. I was expecting to see bigger area of old town district. Nakazakicho has more area, but the old buildings have just in a small area in a few blocks and little alley. I wanted to walk more, but it was raining, and some stores that I wanted to go was close, so I told to myself to come back again, maybe with Alex.


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Here is my school essay regarding Frank Lloyd Wright.

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There are fourteen building designs, which Frank Lloyd Wright has done in Japan. Six building were built, but two of them were destroyed by the 1923 Magnitude 7.9 Great Kanto earthquake (around Tokyo.)

Frank Lloyd Wright traveled outside of America for the first time, and went to Japan with his wife. There were 37 years old in the year, and he spent two months touring natural and historical landmarks from Nikko (North East of Tokyo) all the way down to (Shikoku island) Takamatsu.

He made a contract to build the new Imperial Hotel in Tokyo in late 1911. After a year of project delays and several trans-Pacific crossings, Wright finally took up part-time residence in Tokyo in January 1917. (Wrightian Architectural Archives Japan)

In 1918, Wright made a design plan for a second house for Tazaemon Yamamura who was the eighth-generation brewer of the famous sake “Sakuramasamurne,” in Nada (near Kobe.) It took a while …