The two last "dojunkai" apartment complexes, built after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, will be demolished in June.
When they were built, the dojunkai were considered state-of-the-art accommodation. Sixteen such apartment blocks were constructed in Tokyo and Yokohama. The most recent one to be demolished was the complex that made way for Omotesando Hills.
The last ones, known as Ueno Shita Apartment, are situated in Taito Ward and still have 65 residents. They were built in 1929 and will make way for a 14-story building with 128 apartments, said builder Mitsubishi Estate Co. It will be completed in 2015.© Japan Today