DANCHI Dreams: Urban Photography by Cody Ellingham

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DANCHI Dreams Photographer Captures the Decay of Japanese Public Housing.

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. The concrete symbols of Japan’s economic miracle and post-war identity are slowly being forgotten and some are already gone. Cody Ellingham photographed DANCHI Dreams at night, the time of dreams. He visited over 40 complexes and observed both the signature of decline and also the promise of that original dream however slight.

The photographs will be on display (opening May 12) at a former factory located in the Tokyo suburb of Koto-ku. For further information, please visit the DANCHI Dreams website.

Exploring Japanese public housing apartments, known as 'danchi'.
Exploring Japanese public housing apartments, known as ‘danchi’.
Massive concrete structures created in the 1960s and 70s.
Massive concrete structures created in the 1960s and 70s.
Concrete staircases in Tokyo.
Concrete staircases in Tokyo.
Danchi at night.
Danchi at night.
A decaying building.
A decaying building.
The buildings are slowly being forgotten and some are already gone.
The buildings are slowly being forgotten and some are already gone.
View over the city.
View over the city.

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