Teisan Warehouse 帝蚕倉庫 ~Disappearing Historic Buildings

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I took some pictures of one of the historic buildings in Yokohama,which is going to be demolished for redevelopment plan.
今回載せたのは、横浜の歴史的建造物の一つで、再開発のためこれから取り壊されることが決まったもので、壊される前に写真を撮ってきました。

Teisan Warehouse is a set of buildings in Kitanakadori District,Naka Ward,Yokohama.
The buildings were built in 1926 after the Great Kanto Earthquake, and they were used as the silk warehouse and the office.
They are the historic buildings contributed to the silk trade which became the driving force for Japan's modernization.
帝蚕倉庫は、横浜市中区の北仲通地区にある建物群で、関東大震災後の1926年に建てられた横浜生糸検査所付属の生糸絹物専用倉庫及び事務所ですが、生糸貿易の拠点として日本近代化の原動力となった歴史的建造物とされています。

However, the Kitanakadori district became a redevelopment area, and it was decided that a skyscraper(about 200meters height) will be built in the location. Offices and housing complex, and commercial facilities are going to be made in the skyscraper.
The Teisan warehouse was going to be preserved in the original plan, but the plan was changed and the buildings are going to be demolished because of a problem of earthquake resistance. The materials of outer walls of the buildings will be restored as the low-level portion of skyscraper.
しかし、この北仲通地区は再開発されることとなり、この場所に超高層ビル(高さ約200m)が建設されることになりました。新しく建てるビルには集合住宅やオフィス、商業施設が入るそうです。
当初の計画では帝蚕倉庫は保存されることになっていましたが、耐震性に問題があるため解体し、外壁の部材を新しく建てるビルの低層部に貼り付けて復元するそうです。

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The former office of Teisan Warehouse 旧帝蚕倉庫事務所

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From the back 後ろから


Although the plan of demolishing of the Teisan warehouse has already been decided, as a Yokohama citizen, if possible, I want the Teisan warehouse to be preserved even by earthquake-resistant reinforcement.
However, there may be unavoidable circumstances such as economic context.
帝蚕倉庫の解体はもう決まってしまったことですが、私は一横浜市民として、できれば耐震工事をしてでも帝蚕倉庫をそのままの形で保存してほしいと思います。
しかし、おそらく経済的事情でやむをえないのでしょう。

When I went to Paris,France this year, I felt it was very beautiful city where many historic buildings had been well preserved. I think the beautiful landscape probably attracts many tourists from all over the world.
今年フランスのパリに旅行しに行ったとき、多くの歴史的建造物が保存されていてとても美しい街並みだと感じました。おそらくその景観が世界中から多くの観光客を引きつけているのだと思います。

As port of Yokohama was opened to foreign trade earliest in Japan in the late 19th century, Yokohama became a window to accept the foreign culture, therefore various historical heritages have remained in it.
It is not too much to say that the historical heritages are major selling points of Yokohama. Taking account of tourism, I think we had better preserve the historical heritages as possible as we can.
War surviving buildings in Yokohama are very precious and irreplaceable, demolishing them is so regrettable.
I think that Yokohama would become not much different from the other city such as Tokyo and its own charm would be fading away, if it contimued to increase the modern buildings by reducing the historic buildings.
What do you think?
横浜は19世紀後半に日本の中で最も早く外国貿易に開かれた港で、外国文化を受け入れる窓口となりました。
今も様々な歴史的遺産が残されていて、そのような遺産が横浜の主なアピールポイントと言っても過言ではないでしょう。観光面を考慮しても、できるだけそのような歴史的遺産を残していくように努めた方が良い気がします。
戦火などで多くの建物が失われた中、生き残った数少ない建造物はある意味貴重な存在ですが、それを敢えて取り壊すのは惜しいことです。
歴史的建造物を減らして近代的な建物を増やしても、その結果は東京などの他の都市と大して変わらなくなり、横浜独自の魅力が薄れていってしまう気がしてなりませんが、皆さんはどう思いますか?

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Teisan Warehouse Building C  帝蚕倉庫C棟

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A relief of the pillars 柱のレリーフ

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Teisan Warehouse Building C  帝蚕倉庫C棟

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There were several other buildings, they were demolished and the spaces became the parking lots.
他にもいくつか倉庫がありましたが、すでに取り壊されて駐車場となりました。

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Teisan Warehouse view from from Landmark Tower observatory
ランドマークタワーの展望台から見た帝蚕倉庫

Portobello Road Market ポートベロー・マーケット

The first morning in the UK, Portobello Road Market.
It is one of the world’s largest antiques market with many dealers selling every kind of antique and collectible.
I visited early in the morning, many dealers were in preparation.
I enjoyed walking and looking around.
英国での最初の朝はポートベロー・マーケット。
多くの店があらゆる物を売る世界最大規模の骨董市。
早朝に行ったので準備中の店が多かったが、見て歩くだけでも楽しめた。

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