Zesty Minami-Koenji

Wouldn’t you want to tell your friends you live in a building named “Zesty”? Tokyo’s residential buildings have the most hilarious English names. Other favorites are Cram Place and Decent. I love how crazy names cross decades and social classes. It would be fun to give inappropriate names to all the buildings that are not yet named!


  1. hey, I remember when I lived in GA years ago I lived in an apartment complex called the Silver Fork. That’s not as bad as zesty, but it’s pretty weird.

    for some reason I think food when I put those two together. A zesty salad eaten with a silver fork?

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