Hello hello , long time no hear or write. Had a few adventures lately and hopefully I would be able to share them with you.
Let’s start with the latest one.
Had the oppurtunity to join an event organized by Yelp Osaka to visit two of the historical buildings in Osaka.
Out first stop is Ikoma Building. Ikoma Building was built in 1930, so now it’s about 85 years old. It has fortunately WW II. Ikoma Building is a watch store. It has 5 stories and 1 basement.
Currently, the 2nd floor all the way to the top is now office space for rent. The basement holds some of its historical artifacts. One of which is the very first signboard. Some old clocks and even the thing that is used for fixing clocks. The building is not open to the public so I felt really fortunate to be able to see inside and walked along the corridors , stairs of this building and felt walking back into 1930 Japan. Very thankful for Yelp Osaka for giving me the opportunity to join this amazing event. Let’s take a short tour.
When I got to there, I saw Yelp Osaka Community Manager in 1930’s Fashion, could not help myself and took a picture of him
First stop is the basement, where we met the building managers and listen to short history of the building. I got curious about this thing and found out later that this is used to repair watches.
Some old pictures of long ago:
Then we continued to the rooftop where we could see the old clock tower. It has undergone repair and the inside has been modernized but it has retained it’s original form.
Old and new.
Osaka Yelp Community Manager and Ikoma Building Managers.
From there we slowly made our way down and found this really beautiful stained glass. This was used to be in the front but to preserve it, they move it here
Down we go..
From Ikoma Building we moved to the next one and will be on the next post 🙂