Beginning with a weekend bicycle ride along the Tamagawa-josui canal, and then continuing with a lunchtime visit to Shinjuku, Tokyo Station, and Yurakucho. The lighting on the streets of Shinjuku and Yurakucho is interesting for the long shadows of winter. (There's something to be said for the lighting at all times of the year.)
"Bicycle Ride Along Tamagawa Josui Canal" (100124-1436)
On the 24th, I went for a bicycle ride along the Tamagawa Josui Canal for several kilometers. In the evening I tried going to a Y100 kaiten-sushi place, but there was an over-an-hour wait and the place with clogged with fire-breathing machinery riders, so I gave up on it.
ある日、玉川上水の隣に自転車を乗りました 東京 (Recorded on Sunday, January 24th, 2010, at 2:36 p.m.)
"Seibu-Shinjuku Station Plaza" (100126-1220)
Looking around the plaza in front of Seibu-Shinjuku Station on a weekday afternoon at lunch in late January.
西武新宿駅プラザ 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 12:20 p.m.)
"Shinjuku Railway Bridge Noises" (100126-1221)
Listening to the sounds of the overhead trains while walking under a railway bridge in Shinjuku. (Visually boring, the main purpose of this one is for the sounds.)
新宿駅近くのガードの下の音 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 12:21 p.m.)
"Shinjuku Crossing & Omoide-yokocho" (100126-1222)
Beginning while I wait for the light to change at a large crossing, when the light changes, I walk across the long & wide crosswalk, and then through the old narrow "Omoide-yokocho" area.
新宿駅近くの交差点と思い出横丁 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 12:22 p.m.)
"Nishi-Shinjuku Lunchtime Yodobashi Tunes, etc." (100126-1230)
Walking around in Nishi-Shinjuku at lunchtime - walking past a Yodobashi-Camera with its store song playing, etc.
西新宿のお昼散歩、ヨドバシカメラのメロディなど 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 12:30 p.m.)
"Nishi-Shinjuku Winter Midday Shadows" (100126-1232)
Continuing midday stroll in Nishi-Shinjuku in the harsh light and shadow of a winter's day.
西新宿のお昼散歩、冬の硬い光と影 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 12:32 p.m.)
"Round Elevator Reflections" (100126-1247)
Looking at the world directly and through reflections in a glass-walled elevator in Nishi-Shinjuku.
西新宿のエレベーター 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 12:47 p.m.)
"Shinjuku Station, West Entrance" (100126-1313)
Looking around (360-degree view) on the outside of the west exit ticket gates of Shinjuku Station, and then passing through the gates and heading for a train.
新宿駅の西口 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 1:13 p.m.)
"Early Afternoon Chuo Line Train Arrives in Shinjuku" (100126-1314)
Early afternoon inbound Chuo Line train arrives in Shinjuku. In the background another line is pulling in at the same time.
新宿駅、中央線の電車がやって来る 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 1:14 p.m.)
"Tokyo Station Chuo Line Escalator & Mini Mall" (100126-1329)
After jumping off a Chuo Line train at Tokyo Station (last stop on the line), I run down an escalator and then walk through a mini-mall within the station.
東京駅で、中央線の電車から降りて、ミニモールを通る 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 1:29 p.m.)
"Tokyo to Yurakucho & Shinkansen Seen From Yurakucho Platform" (100126-1332)
Taking the Yamanote Line to Yurakucho from Tokyo, as I get off the train, a Shinkansen super-express train is passing, so I pause to watch it go by before heading down the stairs.
山手線で、東京駅から、有楽町駅まで 有楽町駅から通る新幹線を見る 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 1:32 p.m.)
"Yurakucho Winter Light & Shadows" (100126-1337)
Walking through the angled winter shadows of winter's leafless trees in Yurakucho.
有楽町冬光と影 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, at 1:37 p.m.)
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon