After what felt like only a week or two of autumn, Tokyo seems to have well and truly waded into winter, resulting in the capital’s riverside barbecue retreats battening down the hatches and waiting for the weather to get warmer again.
However, whether it was due to either the climate or a considerable lack of customers, this secluded little spot appears to have closed for business at least several seasons ago.
Meaning that as well rust being the only thing on the rack, the welcoming room or whatever it was is now little more than a ramshackle wreck.
And, despite plenty of storage space, the only things left there now are leaves,
and lopsided lamps.
Plus, somewhat surprisingly, a sort of semi-suspicious canned clock and canister combination,
although needless to say there’s now no need for any, ahem, alarm.
A demise which in many ways is decidedly sad, as although it could do with a clean, in late summer at least it’s really quite a colourful little location.