New Scenes with Old Memories in Tokyo and Changed Scenes with no Memories in Fu Zhou
The construction of the cities in China is under rapid development. Large-scale construction and renewal cut off the trace of city history - our cities are losing memories, whereas the city renewal of Bunkyo Ward in Tokyo post-War is in “transition in harmony with natural and historic surroundings", which can bring happy memories to people everywhere. This paper collected historic photos of the main streets, views and spots in Bunkyo Ward in the last 50 years, and take many new photos at the same place. In comparison with old views, we can still see some sparse and existent vestiges, misty archaic rhyme through the new building and the view. Which in contrast, in the Central 817 Road in Fuzhou. From the comparison between present and past since the 1980s, we can figure out: the urbanization in modification process treated the old city in another attitude which leads to another results: Changed Scenes with No Memories.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
C. H. Xu et al., "New Scenes with Old Memories in Tokyo and Changed Scenes with no Memories in Fu Zhou", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 6772-6777, 2011