Magnificent Night Pictures of Forgotten Buildings

Cody Ellingham is a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. He has been exploring Japanese public housing apartments, known as 'Danchi'. These massive structures were built in the 1960s and 70s as a vision of a new Japan. Half a century later, the buildings are in decay.

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Massive concrete structures

DANCHI Dreams: Urban Photography by Cody Ellingham ( We and the Color)

Cody Ellingham is a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. He has been exploring Japanese public housing apartments, known as 'Danchi'. These massive structures were built in the 1960s and 70s as a vision of a new Japan. Half a century later, the buildings are in decay.

Japan’s Public Housing Projects

Danchi: A Photographic Journey Into Japan’s Public Housing Projects (Spoon & Tomago)

“I’m standing along before a complex of danchi. Row upon row of identical numbered buildings extends into the distance. Fluorescent lights flicker to life illuminating the stark concrete.” That’s Tokyo-based photographer Cody Ellingham at a recent Pecha Kucha talk as he discussed his latest project,