The walls of the buildings are completely covered with flashy advertisements. It’s an unusual sight when you really take a moment to look at it. The building walls are rented out to advertisers, and they compete to be the most eye-catching. It’s so colorful that you can’t tell if it’s a building or just a giant billboard.
In big cities like Akihabara, Shinjuku, Shibuya, or Osaka, it’s not particularly rare in Japan, but it might be a sight you don’t often come across in other countries. It’s not artistic or refined, but it’s incredibly powerful. It almost feels like something out of the world of Blade Runner. Within the same country, you have the juxtaposition of historically solemn streets like Kyoto or Kamakura and futuristic cyber-like cityscapes. That’s Japan for you.