Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Tachikawa Morning Rush, Chuo Line, Yamanote Line, Ginza, Yurakucho, Etc."

Starting off with a view of the morning rush at Tachikawa Station, and then riding trains (Chuo Line, Yamanote Line, and Keihin-Tohoku Line), as well as walking around in Ginza and Yurakucho.  July - it's summer now for sure.  In June there were both hot and fairly cool days, but now it's definitely hot - 32C as I write this.

"Exiting Tachikawa Station During Morning Rush" (100721We-0849)

Exiting Tachikawa Station during the morning rush.  This sort of last-second collision-avoidance walking is typical when it's crowded.

朝ラッシュの時に立川駅を出る  東京

"Kanda to Tokyo via Chuo Line" (100721We-1036)

Looking out the left side of a Chuo Line train while rolling from Kanda Station to Tokyo Station.  (New construction over the Shinkansen Line tracks can be clearly seen.)

中央線で神田駅から、東京駅まで  東京

"Tokyo Station Platform - Ride From Tokyo to Yurakucho" (100721We-1039)

I look around on a platform at Tokyo Station while waiting for the Yamanote Line, and then watch the Yamanote Line train come in, whereupon I board it and watch the world roll away through the rear cab window while riding to Yurakucho Station.  After getting off in Yurakucho, I walk down the platform as the train continues on its way.

東京駅ホームで山手線を待って、乗って、有楽町駅まで  東京

"Walking Down Late-Morning Street in Ginza" (100721We-1048)

Walking down a street in Ginza just before 11:00 a.m.  After the morning rush and before the noontime crowds.

銀座の昼近くの散歩  東京

"Evening Ginza Stroll" (100721We-1817)

Walking through one end of Ginza in the evening.

銀座の昼近くの散歩  東京

"Walking Towards Yurakucho Station" (100721We-1819)

Walking towards Yurakucho Station in the evening (from Ginza).

歩きながら、有楽町駅に向かう  東京

"Escaping the Heat in Yurakucho (Tachiyomi)" (100721We-1829)

Diving into an air-conditioned space to escape the July heat for a couple of minutes - I walk through a bookstore and notice a lot of people doing the "tachiyomi" routine (standing in a bookstore reading things without necessarily buying them).

有楽町駅近く - 涼しい本屋さんで立ち読みの人たち  東京

"Racing the Yamanote Line to Tokyo Station" (100721We-2257)

The Keihin-Tohoku Line train I got on left Yurakucho Station at the same time as a Yamanote Line train going in the same direction, so the two trains ran side-by-side from Yurakucho Station to Tokyo Station.

京浜東北線と山手線のレース (京浜東北線の中)  東京

"Boarding Late-Night Chuo Line at Tokyo Station" (100721We-2301)

Boarding a Chuo Line train just after 11:00 p.m. at Tokyo Station.

夜の遅く東京駅で、中央線を乗る  東京

"Kokubunji Street Band 'Haruka and Traffic Jams'" (100722We-0006)

Listening to the street band "Haruka & Traffic Jams" in late night Kokubunji.

国分寺ストリートバンド「陽春 & Traffic Jams」  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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