Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Senzokuike, Hatanodai, & Kabukicho"

Several views of Senzokuike Park (on the Ikegami Line near Senzokuike Station), as well as a few views at or near Hatanodai Station, and one video of Kabukicho 1-chome, in Shinjuku.

"Ikegami Line Hums Off Through Light & Shadows" (100108-1410)

Going from a vertical view of shadows on the platform to a horizontal view of an Ikegami Line train leaving the station.

The Ikegami Line is interesting is that there are four generations of railway carriages being used, with the oldest being close to 50 years old and the newest being very recently put on the rails.

池上線が光と影の中、出発 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 2:10 p.m.)

"Senzokuike Park - One Sunny, Calm, Cold Day in January" (100108-1420)

Walking around in sunny, but cold Senzokuike Park, starting with a 360 decree pan of the surroundings, and then walking over to look out over the pond (or should I say small lake) that forms the center of the park, and is what makes this such a nice spot within mega-city Tokyo.

洗足池公園 池上線の洗足池駅の近く 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 2:20 p.m.)

"Senzokuike Park - View from Pier (While Men Talk)" (100108-1424)

View over Senzokuike Lake from the end of a small pier as a group of men talk.

洗足池公園 池上線の洗足池駅の近く 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 2:24 p.m.)

"Carp in Feeder Stream at Senzokuike Park" (100108-1433)

A look at some of the carp in a feeder stream that flows into Senzokuike Lake.

洗足池公園の鯉 (池上線の洗足池駅の近く) 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 2:33 p.m.)

"Boys Feeding Carp, Fishing, at Senzokuike" (100108-1434)

Walking by some young boys - one group feeding large carp, and the other catching small fish (also carp?).

洗足池公園の魚釣り (池上線の洗足池駅の近く) 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 2:34 p.m.)

"Crossing Old Style Bridge in Senzokuike Park" (100108_1436)

Exploring Senzokuike Park - walking/looking around - crossing an old style wooden bridge.

洗足池公園の古い形の橋 (池上線の洗足池駅の近く) 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 2:36 p.m.)

"Crossing Pedestrian Bridge to Senzokuike Station" (100108_1441)

Walking across the pedestrian bridge between Senzokuike Station and Senzokuike Park that crosses the four-lane main road there.

洗足池公園と池上線の横断歩道 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 2:41 p.m.)

"Triangular Sky - Ikegami Line 2010" (100118-1450)

Looking up at a triangular section of sky and then dropping the field of view to take in the approaching train. As the warning bells sound and I'm climbing aboard the train, the clip ends.

池上線の三角形の空 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 2:50 p.m.)

"Exiting at Hatanodai Station (Ikegami Line)" (100108-1459)

Exiting through the ticket gates and walking over to a clanging railroad crossing.

池上線の旗の台駅から降りて、踏切を見る 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 2:59 p.m.)

"Side Street off Hatanodai Shotengai" (100108-1527)

Walking along the long shotengai (shopping street) near Hatanodai Station, I stumble upon a narrow street that leads past some hidden (from the main street) shops.

旗の台の商店街を散歩して、細い道を発見 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 3:27 p.m.)

"Quick Look Inside Hatanodai Grocery Store" (100108-1554)

Walking along the Hatanodai Shotengai, I take a look inside a grocery store as the evening shopping period begins.

旗の台の商店街のスーパーマーケット 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 3:54 p.m.)

"Newest of Four Train Types Arrives at Hatanodai Station" (100108-1605)

Watching from Hatanodai Station as one of the new type trains comes in.

旗の台駅の新しい電車がやって来る 東京 (Recorded on Friday, January 8th, 2010, at 4:05 p.m.)

"Kabukicho 'Shinjuku Golden-gai' 歌舞伎町新宿ゴールデン街" (100116-2000)

Wandering around in the mysterious "Golden-gai" area of Kabukicho in Shinjuku. This used to be just a cheap drinking area comprised of a collection of small wooden buildings, but it's becoming a bit of a tourist attraction as it seems very much from a different era. Walking through on a Saturday night at 8:00 p.m., I got the feeling that business isn't so good - many of the shops were empty and most of the people I saw walking through were just sight-seeing a funky old area, and not going into any of the drinking establishments. On the other hand - 8:00 p.m. may be way too early for this area. It's probably busier around 10:00 and 11:00 p.m.

歌舞伎町新宿ゴールデン街 東京 (Recorded on Saturday, January 16th, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.)

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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