In 2012, the empty land next to us finally got built out. It’s a rare thing in Japan to have undeveloped land. My neighborhood is pretty rare that way. The reason is simple though; it’s all reclaimed land. 20 years ago this was ocean, or harbor anyway. Originally, that land was supposed to be used for a middle school. Honestly, I would have been happy if they had gone through with that.The school we do have is packed.
But that’s not important.
I saw this as an opportunity. I went out and got a web camera and pointed it out from my study to take a time lapse video of the building going up. It took about 8 months. Each day is less than 2 seconds in the final video. Check it out. Music was Faster Does It, royalty free.