Chinese restaurant Kogetsu, run by Kazuo Yamanaka, stands quietly at Ikenohata near Ueno Park, its structure witness to the transformation of the capital from Edo to Tokyo.
The wooden building, dating to the early Showa Era (1926-1989), used to be an inn opened by Yamanaka's grandfather late in his life. The combination of a vintage building in the old district and authentic Chinese cuisine may give people pause for thought, but it was born out of the chef's strong wish to turn what he loved into a vocation.
Japan boasts a famed "castle in the sky" in Hyogo Prefecture and now has another turning heads atop the roof of a dressed-up Japanese sports car at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 show.
The roof of the "Japan Car" based on a Toyota Celica is home to a pink model of a traditional Japanese castle that stands about 70 centimeters tall.