Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This is the Umezz House (sometimes called the Makoto-Chan House) in Kichijoji, built by horror manga artist Kazuo Umezu. The house got a lot of attention last year when his grumpy old neighbors took him to court trying to stop it from being built. They claimed the red and white stripes stood out too much, ruining the landscape. My guess is the old farts had nothing better to do with their boring lives. In the end the case was thrown out of court and the house was built. Take that neighbors!