Nishiogi has long been known as a space for small businesses and independent eateries. More recently it has caught the attention of developers. Rents are rising. Things are changing, and not always for the better.
“Nishi-Ogikubo is a neighborhood of overlaps, a neighborhood of intersections,” said Ota Tetsuji, Nishiogi was not a place at all until recently, but only a space in between other towns. So, when and how did Nishi-Ogikubo become a “neighborhood”?