Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Summer Izakaya Street" (100810-1910)

"Summer Izakaya Street"

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon - Copyright 2010

"Hot August Day in Harajuku, the Yamanote Line, and Shinjuku"

Starting at Harajuku Station, I walk around in Harajuku for a while - including on Takeshita-Dori, Meiji-Dori, and Omotesando - as well as leaving the main streets and exploring some of the side streets.  Among the side streets, I take a 360-degree look around the area from a rooftop.  Returning to Harajuku Station, I watch through the front cab as the Yamanote Line takes me to Yoyogi and Shinjuku, where I get off and walk around a little (mostly in Nishi-Shinjuku) before getting on a Chuo Line train via the South Entrance to Shinjuku Station.

"Harajuku Station View as Yamanote Line Train Arrives" (100827Fr-1407)

Watching a Yamanote Line train arrive at Harajuku Station and then heading for the stairs.

原宿駅ホーム様子、山手線が到着、階段に向かう  東京

"Exiting Harajuku Station in August" (100827Fr-1408)

Exiting Harajuku Station to begin a stroll around the area.

原宿駅から散歩出発  東京

"Harajuku - Walking Towards Takeshita-Dori" (100827Fr-1410)

Walking towards the entrance to Takeshita-Dori in Harajuku.

原宿 - 竹下通りに向かう  東京

"Harajuku - Crossing Meiji-Dori and Heading into a Side Street" (100827Fr-1419)

Harajuku - After crossing Meiji-Dori, I head down a side street.

原宿 - 明治通りから横道に入る  東京

"Harajuku - Meiji-Dori Stroll" (100827Fr-1423)

Harajuku - Walking along Meiji-Dori - with everyone in their summer clothes.

原宿 - 明治通り散歩  東京

"Harajuku - End of August" (100827Fr-1425)

Harajuku - People lazily walking around in the August heat.

原宿 - 明治通り - 八月の末  東京

"Harajuku - Meiji-Dori and Omotesando Intersection" (100827Fr-1427)

Harajuku - Looking around and then crossing Omotesando where it crosses Meiji-Dori.

原宿 - 八月の末の明治通りと表参道の交差点  東京

"Harajuku Omotesando Stroll - Heading Towards Harajuku Station" (100827Fr-1430)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7qBzuBdjwA

Walking up Omotesando, beneath its large trees, towards Harajuku Station.

原宿表参道散歩 - 原宿駅に向かう  東京

"Harajuku Omotesando Stroll - Street Drummer" (100827Fr-1431)

Harajuku - Walking along Omotesando, passing a street drummer along the way.

原宿表参道散歩ストリートドラマー  東京

"Harajuku Side Streets Near Omotesando" (100827Fr-1447)

Turning off from Omotesando and walking into the side streets of Harajuku.

原宿表参道近くの横道  東京

"Harajuku - Side Street Rooftop Views" (100827Fr-1454)

Looking around at the surrounding area from a rooftop in Harajuku.

原宿横道の屋上ビュー  東京

"Harajuku Back Streets" (100827Fr-1506)

Walking around on some Harajuku Back Streets.

原宿の横道  東京

"Harajuku Takeshita-Dori Stroll - 3:00 p.m." (100827Fr-1507)

Walking towards Harajuku Station on Takeshita-Dori at around 3:00 p.m. on a hot August day.

原宿竹下通り散歩 - 午後三時  東京

"Yamanote Line - Arrival of Shibuya/Shinagawa-Bound Train" (100827Fr-1515)

Watching Yamanote Line trains come and go at Harajuku Station, and then climbing on one bound for Shinjuku/Ikebukuro.

原宿駅で山手線の電車が遣って来ると出発  東京

"Harajuku to Yoyogi - Yamanote Front Cab View" (100827Fr-1517)

Looking out the front cab window of a Yamanote Line train as it goes from Harajuku to Yoyogi.

山手線 - 原宿駅から代々木駅までの運転手席ビュー  東京

"Yoyogi to Shinjuku, and Shinjuku Platform Walk" (100827Fr-1519)

Yamanote Line front cab view from Yoyogi to Shinjuku, and then a walk down the platform at Shinjuku Station.

山手線 - 代々木駅から、新宿駅までの運転手席ビュー、と新宿駅のホーム散歩  東京

"Nishi-Shinjuku - Street in Front of Yodobashi Camera" (100827Fr-1608)

The street in front of Yodobashi Camera - which is wet not due to rain, but in order to take some of the heat off of it I think....

西新宿のヨドバシカメラ前  東京

"Shinjuku - Free Gum Sample" (100827Fr-1610)

Shinjuku - Receiving a free sample of a new type of gum.

新宿の無料ガムサンプル  東京

"Shinjuku - Walking Uphill Towards the South Exit" (100827Fr-1611)

Walking towards the south entrance to Shinjuku Station.

新宿駅南口に向かう  東京

"Entering Shinjuku Station South Entrance" (100827Fr-1613)

After entering Shinjuku Station through the south entrance, I head down a flight of stairs to the outbound Chuo Line platform.

新宿駅南口に入って、中央線に向かう  東京

"Shinjuku - Outbound Chuo Line Arrival" (100827Fr-1616)

Watching an outbound Chuo Line train come in at Shinjuku Station, and then boarding it.

新宿駅で、下り中央線電車を乗る  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Monday, August 30, 2010

End of the Line

End of the Line

Lyle (宏) Saxon
Copyright 2010

"Isomichi Kazuhisa - Live in Nakano, Trains, and Hot-August-Day Shinjuku"

Opening with a nice song by Isomichi Kazuhisa (礒道和久), which was his last song for the evening at his street performance in Nakano on August 27th.  Next is a stroll down Takeshita-Dori in Harajuku (taken earlier the same day), then a train window view and a stroll through all ten cars of a 20000-Series Seibu train on the way to Shinjuku.

Skipping past time spent in Shinjuku (which we come back to later), I ride a Chuo Line train to Nakano, and then skipping past time spent in Nakano, I ride a Chuo Line train back to Shinjuku, and then (suddenly) I'm on a Yamanote Line train going from Yurakucho to Tokyo.

Then - jumping back in time on that same Friday, August 27th, 2010, I watch a 30000-Series train arrive at Ogawa, and then - suddenly - I'm in Shinjuku walking around - which continues through a few clips in chronological order, ending in the last clip of the bunch, which was taken as I entered Shinjuku Station from the South Entrance and got on a Yamanote Line train.

"Isomichi Kazuhisa (礒道和久) - Live in Nakano - August 27th, 2010" (100827-2157)

Isomichi Kazuhisa (礒道和久), playing his last song of the evening in front of Nakano Station. - August 27th, 2010

礒道和久 - 中野駅前で、ストリートライブ

Harajuku Takeshita-Dori Stroll (100827-1413)

Strolling down Takeshita-Dori on August 27th, 2010.


"Ogawa to Hagiyama - Right Side (Construction)" (100827-1221)

Looking out a right-side window of a Seibu Line train as it rolls from Ogawa Station to Hagiyama Station.

小川駅から萩山駅まで - 工事とか

"Takadanobaba to Seibu-Shinjuku Walk-Through on 20000 Series Train" (100827-1252)

Beginning at Takadanobaba Station - beginning in the last car, and walking  all the way through the 20000-series train as it rolls to Shinjuku.


"Shinjuku to Nakano on the Chuo Line (Right Side)" (100827-1617)

Looking out a right-side window of a Chuo Line train as it rolls from Shinjuku to Nakano.


"Nakano to Shinjuku - Night Train Reflections" (100827-2232)

Looking out into the night - and at the internal reflections in the window - on a late-night train from Nakano to Shinjuku.


"Yurakucho to Tokyo - Late Night Yamanote Line" (100827-2306)

Riding a late-night Yamanote Line train from Yurakucho to Tokyo.


"30000-Series Seibu Train at Ogawa Station" (100827Fr-1220)

Watching a 30000-series Seibu train arrive at Ogawa Station.  This is the newest type of Seibu Train (as of August 2010 in any case).

30000型シリーズ西武線の電車が小川駅に遣って来る  東京

"Inside 30000 Series - Arriving at Kodaira Station" (100827Fr-1226)

Inside view of a 30000-Series Seibu Line train as it arrives at Kodaira Station.

30000型シリーズ西武線の電車が小平駅に到着  東京

"Noontime August Shinjuku" (100827Fr-1258)

Walking around near Seibu-Shinjuku Station on a hot August day just before 1:00 p.m.

八月厚い昼の新宿  東京

"Noontime Shinjuku - Heading Towards Shinjuku Station" (100827Fr_1259)

Walking towards Shinjuku Station on a hot August day in the year 2010.

八月厚い昼の新宿 - 新宿駅に向かう  東京

"Nearing East Entrance to Shinjuku Station in August" (100827Fr-1302)

Nearing the east entrance to Shinjuku Station on a rather hot August day.

八月厚い昼の新宿 - 新宿駅に近づく  東京

"Shinjuku Railway Underpass" (100827Fr-1304)

Walking through the tunnel-like underpass that goes under the tracks in Shinjuku - connecting the east side to the west side.

新宿駅近づくの線路下の通路  東京

"Nishi-Shinjuku - Noontime Omoide-Yokocho, Etc." (100827Fr-1305)

Walking around in Nishi-Shinjuku near (and through) the Omoide-Yokocho izakaya street.

西新宿のお昼散歩 - 思い出横丁など  東京

"Nishi-Shinjuku Station Area" (100827Fr-1307)

Walking towards the west entrance to Shinjuku Station, and then turning right and heading west - away from the station.

西新宿のお昼散歩 - 西へ向かう  東京

"NIshi-Shinjuku - Heading West (Passing Yodobashi Camera)" (100827Fr-1313)

Walking west in Nishi-Shinjuku, passing Yodobashi Camera.

西新宿のお昼散歩 - ヨドバシカメラを通って、西へ向かう  東京

"Nishi-Shinjuku Stroll" (100827Fr-1315)

Walking around in Nishi-Shinjuku - walking past a new Burger King and heading towards Yodobashi Camera.

西新宿のお昼散歩 - ヨドバシカメラへ向かう  東京

"Entering Shinjuku Station and Boarding Yamanote Line" (100827Fr-1400)

Entering Shinjuku Station via the South Entrance and boarding a Yamanote Line train where the six-door car used to be.  The train that came in had a four-door car there though - apparently they are dumping the six-door cars (which are very useful during peak rush times) in order to accommodate the platform wall doors that they've begun installing at Yamanote Line stations (starting with Ebisu Station).

新宿駅南口に入って、山手線を乗る(さよなら六ドア車)  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"New World Service Restaurant - March 29th, 2007"

This restaurant, and the building it was in, the Sanshin Building, are both gone now.  I took this on what was (I think) the second to the last day the restaurant was open.  As it was the last tenant in the building, that was also the last day the pubic could get into the structure.  Then they rushed to tear it down so the land could sit - basically - empty for years, while they work to empty and rip down a neighboring building so they can put up an monster high-rise there.  It's a shame they tore it down, as the building - and this restaurant - had a lot of character.
New World Service Restaurant

I went back to the restaurant on the very last day, and arrived just in time to see the restaurant owner's son (and a friend) perform a farewell tune in the building's atrium (they had closed early that day):

Sanshin Building Final Concert - New World Service Restauran

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

"Okuno Building Details" - August 2010

The experience of going into a building designed and made in a different era is a welcome change from modern sealed boxes.
Manually operated inner elevator... not door really, but gate.
Wooden handrails that have been used by generations of people.
Attention to detail - even in ceiling corners.

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Summer Green..."

In the middle of the August heat, I pause to look up at the green leaves of the trees overhead - listening to the symphony of insects... and realize that - come winter - I will long to be able to do this again.

I also long for a general respect of life over oil-fueled machinery and asphalt.  So much of our beautiful world has been scarred and damaged for the convenience of fire-breathing machinery.  There's a better way to live....

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Hot August Day in Ginza - 2010"

"Hot August Day in Ginza - 2010"

In the depths of winter I dream of the heat of summer - and in the middle of a hot day out in the blazing sun on a shadeless boulevard, I dream of the cool days of autumn, and even contemplate the unlikely pleasantness of winter, although I know better....

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Monday, August 23, 2010

"San Francisco, California - 1984 - (A Sad Tale)"

Why a sad tale?  Have a look at this half-tone photo of San Francisco that I took in 1984.  Why half-tone and not a proper print?  Read the text below the photo to find out!
I poured all my spare time and spare money into photography when I lived in San Francisco, and had several photos printed as half-tones to sell as a pack of photos of San Francisco while I lived there.  In the middle of this project, I decided to move to Japan, and I entrusted my rented garage (where all of my negatives, photos, and half-tones were) to a guy I used to work with who I had thought was a friend, but he (curse him to the maximum extent possible) told me a year later, when I wanted to have my pictures sent to me in Tokyo, that he had trashed everything.

And so - all I have are a few sets of the half-tone printed pictures that I carried over with me in 1984.  So - if you've seen this picture before, please contact me - as it may be that the guy who told me he trashed everything, didn't trash it, but stole it.  It would be good to know the truth.  It would be fantastic if I could get my negatives and prints back from that time.  I spent two years walking around the streets of San Francisco taking those pictures....

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

"The Door - 28,000 Days"

For seventy-seven years - around 28,000 days... this doorway has stood here, and each and every one of those days were the "present".  None were the past, or the future, just the present.
And so it seems strange in a way to contemplate all the changes over the years.  How can so much change and this doorway become what feels like a path to the past when all it has ever known is the present?

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

"Trip to Kawasaki - Friday, August 20th, 2010"

My trip from Shinjuku to Kawasaki in the early evening, and then part of the trip back towards Shinjuku very late at night - near the last trains for the day.  In addition to views from the Yamanote Line and the Tokaido Line, views in Shinjuku Station, Shinagawa Station, and Kawasaki Station.

"Shinjuku South Exit Crowds (Wrong Platform)" (100820Fr-1719)

Heading over to the Yamanote Line platform(s) - walking past the busy South Exit ticket gates and down to... the wrong platform (wrong direction)!

新宿南口の人々(プラットホームが間違えた)  東京

"Boarding Yamanote Line in Shinjuku (Friday Evening)" (100820Fr-1721)

Hurrying down the platform in Shinjuku before getting on a Shibuya/Shinagawa-bound Yamanote Line train.

新宿駅で内回りの山手線を乗る  東京

"Shinjuku to Yoyogi (Left Side - Yamanote Line)" (100820Fr-1722)

Looking out a left-side window of a Yamanote Line train as it rolls from Shinjuku to Yoyogi.

山手線で新宿駅から、代々木駅まで (左側)  東京

"Yoyogi to Harajuku (Left Side - Yamanote Line)" (100820Fr-1723)

Looking out a left-side window of a Yamanote Line train as it rolls from Yoyogi to Harajuku.

山手線で代々木駅から、原宿駅まで (左側)  東京

"Harajuku to Shibuya (Left Side - Yamanote Line)" (100820Fr-1726)

Looking out a left-side window of a Yamanote Line train as it rolls from Harajuku to Shibuya.

山手線で原宿駅から、渋谷駅まで (左側)  東京

"Ebisu to Meguro (Left Side - Yamanote Line)" (100820Fr-1730)

Looking out a left-side window of a Yamanote Line train as it rolls from Ebisu to Meguro.

山手線で恵比寿駅から、目黒駅まで (左側)  東京

"Meguro to Gotanda (Left Side - Yamanote Line)" (100820Fr-1732)

Looking out a left-side window of a Yamanote Line train as it rolls from Meguro to Gotanda.

山手線で目黒駅から、五反田駅まで (左側)  東京

"Osaki to Shinagawa (Left Side - Yamanote Line)" (100820Fr-1736)

Looking out a left-side window of a Yamanote Line train as it rolls from Osaki to Shinagawa.

山手線で大崎駅から、品川駅まで (左側)  東京

"Shinagawa Transfer - Yamanote to Tokaido" (100820Fr-1740)

Changing from the Yamanote Line to the Tokaido Line at Shinagawa during the early part of the rush period.

品川駅で山手線から東海道線に乗り換え  東京

"Boarding Tokaido Line at Shinagawa" (100820Fr-1742)

Boarding the Tokaido Line at Shinagawa Station.

品川駅で東海道線を乗る  東京

"Inside Outbound Tokaido Line Train" (100820Fr-1748)

Inside an outbound Tokaido Line train between Shinagawa and Kawasaki.

下り東海道線電車の中  東京

"Kawasaki Train Tornado" (100820Fr-1752)

Here's what happens when you get caught in the vortex of a couple of Tokaido Line trains going in opposite directions.

川崎駅の東海道線竜巻  東京

"Kawasaki Station Crowds - Friday Evening" (100820Fr-1756)

Walking through crowds of people heading for the exit gates at Kawasaki Station on a Friday evening.

川崎駅の夕方ラッシュの人々  東京

"Exiting Kawasaki Station (Friday Evening)" (100820Fr-1801)

Passing through the ticket barrier at Kawasaki Station on a Friday evening during the evening homeward-bound rush.

川崎駅の改札口を通る (金曜日の夕方ラッシュ)  東京

"Kawasaki Station Waiting Area (Beside the Clock)" (100820Fr-1802)

Walking around the waiting area by the clock in Kawasaki Station.

川崎駅の待ち合わせ所 (時計の下)  東京

"Departing Outbound Tokaido Line Train at 12:00 a.m." (100820Fr-2358)

Watching an outbound Tokaido Line train departing Kawasaki Station.

川崎駅の下り東海道線が出発  東京

"Waiting for Inbound Tokaido Line at Kawasaki (12:00 a.m.)" (100821Fr-0000)

Waiting on a platform at Kawasaki Station for an inbound Tokaido Line train at 12:00 midnight.

川崎駅の上り東海道線を待っているところ  東京

"Waiting for a Yamanote Line Train at 12:22 a.m." (100821Fr-0022)

Waiting for a Shinjuku/Ikebukuro-bound Yamanote Line at (I think) Osaki Station.

外回り山手線を夜中の12:22に待っている  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Okuno Building - August 17th, 2010

Okuno Building (奥野ビル)
Okuno Building (奥野ビル)

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

"Yamanote Blue Platform Lights" (091127-1753)

The blue lights at the end of the platform are supposed to cheer people up who are depressed.  I wonder if it actually works?
"Yamanote Blue Platform Lights"

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Construction Next to Okuno Building - Rear View" - (091126-1801)

Looking out a rear window of the Okuno Building on November 26th, 2009 - past the neighboring construction site and over towards the Yonei Building, which is a couple of years older than the Okuno Building.
"Construction Next To Okuno Building - Rear View"

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
Copyright 2009

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Shinagawa, Keikyu Line, Shinbashi Back Streets, and Purple Night Yurakucho"

A large batch of clips this time - starting with the Keikyu Line in Shinagawa, then going outside Shinagawa Station and having a look at the taxi area in front of the station.  From there I go to Shinbashi where I exit the train system and walk around on the side streets where there are still some old izakaya (although they are rapidly disappearing).  Finally I go to Yurakucho and look around a bit there.

"Keikyu Trains Arriving at Shinagawa Station" (100730Fr-1737)

Watching Keikyu trains (one of them the single-headlamp type) simultaneously arriving at Shinagawa Station from opposite directions.

京急線の電車々が品川駅に到着  東京

"Listening to Musical Motors Train Departing Shinagawa" (100730Fr-1740)

Listening to (and watching) an outbound Keikyu Line train departing Shinagawa Station.

京急線の音楽らしいモーター電車が品川駅に出発する  東京

"Heading for JR Transfer Gates from Keikyu Line" (100730Fr-1741)

Walking from the inbound platform at Keikyu's Shinagawa Station over to the transfer gates that lead over to the JR lines.

京急鉄道から、 JR乗り換え口までの散歩  東京

"Keikyu Shinagawa Outbound Platform" (100730Fr-1751)

Watching an outbound train come in to the first stop on its run - Shinagawa.  In the case of Toei subway trains, they come in with a load of people from the Toei-Asakusa Line, but for the Keikyu Line trains, Shinagawa is the fist stop on the line.

京急品川の下りホームで都営浅草線の電車が遣って来る  東京

"Keikyu Train Begins U-Turn at Shinagawa" (100730Fr-1754)

A Keikyu Line train beginning a U-turn operation to get it off of the inbound tracks and onto the outbound tracks and back at the station to head back out.

京急品川の電車がU-ターン作業の始まり  東京

"Toei-Asakusa Train Arrives at Keikyu's Shinagawa Station" (100730Fr-1755)

Watching an already fairly full Toei-Asakusa subway line train arrive at Keikyu's Shinagawa Station.  This is very convenient for people working on the Asakusa Line who need to transfer to the Keikyu Line, as they can take one train to get home.  (The fare if the same either way, but this saves them the physical bother of getting off of one train and onto another.)

都営浅草(地下鉄)線の電車が京急品川駅に到着します  東京

"Keikyu-Shinagawa Station - Heading for the Exit" (100730Fr-1759)

Heading from the outbound platform of Keikyu Shinagawa Station - down the stairs - and towards the street-level ticket gate barrier.

京急品川駅の出口に向かう  東京

"Crowds in Front of Shinagawa Station" (100730Fr-1800)

Walking through/in the evening rush crowds of people in front of Shinagawa Station.

品川駅前のラッシュ時間人々  東京

"Area in Front of Shinagawa Station" (100730Fr-1801)

Looking around in front of Shinagawa Station - from the taxi stands to the escalator leading up into the station.

品川駅前のラッシュ時間  東京

"Shinbashi Station - Departing Yamanote Line Train" (100730Fr-1821)

Watching a Yamanote Line train departing from Shinbashi Station - and then walking down the platform as a Keihin-Tohoku Line train leaves in the same direction, and a Yamanote Line train comes in going the other way (on a neighboring platform).

山手線の電車が新橋駅から出発する  東京

"Shinbashi Station Yamanote/Keihin-Tohoku Line Platform Walk" (100730Fr-1823)

Walking down one of the Yamanote Line & Keihin Tohoku Line platforms at Shinbashi Station during the evening rush.

新橋駅の山手線や京浜東北線ホームの散歩  東京

"Shinbashi Station - Exiting Station During Rush Period" (100730Fr-1839)

Exiting Shinbashi Station during the rush period - heading over towards the SL-Plaza.

通勤ラッシュの時に新橋駅から出る  東京

"Shinbashi Street Scene - Walking Away from Shinbashi Station" (100730Fr-1841)

Looking around a little in Shinbashi, and then walking off down the street, heading away from Shinbashi Station.

新橋ストレートシーン、新橋駅から山手線内方向に歩き出す  東京

"Shinbashi Streets - Izakaya, Etc-A" (100730Fr-1844)

Walking around on some back streets in Shinbashi.  These streets used to be very thick with retro-izakaya shops, but their numbers decrease year by year as the city becomes ever more modern; which is part of what Tokyo is of course, but the loss of the old stuff makes things - in some senses - less interesting.

新橋夕方ストレートシーン、居酒屋など (A)  東京

"Shinbashi Streets - Izakaya, Etc-B" (100730Fr-1850)

Continuing to walk around on back streets in Shinbashi.  It's fun walking on paths were there are no cars or trucks, and the narrowness of the streets is more interesting than if the streets were wide.

新橋夕方ストレートシーン、居酒屋など (B)  東京

"Shinbashi Streets - Izakaya, Etc-C" (100730Fr-1852)

These streets are still kind of interesting, but they were much more interesting before most of the signs were blazing florescent lights and half the buildings were blank walls rising up like impenetrable fortresses....

新橋夕方ストレートシーン、居酒屋など (C)  東京

"Shinbashi Streets - Izakaya, Etc-D" (100730Fr-1856)

This is a very short clip, but this captures the 2010 atmosphere while walking around looking for a restaurant or izakaya to visit.

新橋夕方ストレートシーン、居酒屋など (D)  東京

"Shinbashi SL-Plaza - 7:00 p.m." (100730Fr-1904)

Looking around Shinbashi SL Plaza as a clock strikes seven and the last illumination of the sun lights up the western sky.

夕方の新橋SL広場: 19:00時  東京

"Near Imperial Palace Hotel" (100730Fr-1916)

Looking around in the twilight of July 30th, 2010 near the Imperial Hotel.

夕方で帝国ホテルの近くの見回り  東京

"Yurakucho Street Scene - by Overhead Railway" (100730Fr-1917)

Walking along a street in Yurakucho that runs in parallel with the elevated railways - listening to the sound of the trains and watching people look for restaurants, etc.

夕方の有楽町 - 居酒屋通りを歩きながら、電車の音を聞く  東京

"Yurakucho - Walking Around" (100730Fr-1920)

Walking around on a Friday night in Yurakucho - past izakayas, etc.

有楽町金曜日の夜散歩、居酒屋赤提灯など  東京

"Yurakucho - Under Tracks Izakaya" (100730Fr-1921)

Walking by some izakaya under the elevated tracks in Yurakucho.

有楽町ガード下の居酒屋  東京

"Yurakucho - Contemplating the Evening" (100730Fr-2012)

Looking out into the purple Yurakucho night and reading/feeling the night winds....

夜の有楽町 - 夜の意味を読み取ろうと...  東京

"Evening Yurakucho-SB" (100730Fr-2015)

Looking around from street level seating at the Yurakucho SB.

夜の有楽町-SB  東京

"Yurakucho Steel Bridge Izakaya" (100730Fr-2250)

Walking by tables and chairs set up under a steel bridge in Yurakucho.  (I don't think they do this at this location when the weather is cold...)

有楽町の鉄橋下の居酒屋  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

"1956 & 1959 Shinjuku (Construction Wall Pictures)"

There are some old, large photos on a construction wall in Kabukicho in Shinjuku, which the following are pictures of.
1956 Shinjuku (in Tokyo)

1959 Shinjuku
1959 Shinjuku


Monday, August 16, 2010

"Shinagawa, Shinbashi, Yurakucho, and the Keihin-Tohoku Line"

Views of Shinagawa - starting from the Keikyu Railways part of Shinagawa Station, going outside and looking around in front of the station, and then entering the JR part of the station.  From there I ride the Keihin-Tohoku Line from... Ooimachi Station (I went the wrong way when I got on in Shinagawa and had to backtrack) to Shinagawa, then up to Shinbashi - station by station, where I look around inside Shinbashi Station a bit.

"Shinagawa Station - Subway Departs, and Single Headlamp Single Door Train Arrives" (100730-1756)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q0-wUblYUM

Standing at the head of the outbound platform on the Keikyu platform at Shinagawa, I watch a Toei subway train depart, and then a Keikyu single-headlamp, single door (compared to the usual twin doors) train arrive.


"Shinagawa Station - Evening Crowds" (100730-1802)

Evening crowds at Shinagawa Station - starting with walking through the ticket gates and then walking around a bit inside the station.


"Shinagawa Station Jungle Walk" (100730-1804)

Doing the jungle walk inside Shinagawa Station during the evening rush, eventually walking down the stairs and onto a Keihin-Tohoku Line train.


"Ooimachi to Shinagawa - Right Side View" (100730-1810)

Riding the Keihin-Tohoku Line from Ooimachi Station to Shinagawa Station - looking out a right-side window.

京浜東北線の右側 - 大井町駅から、品川駅まで

"Shinagawa to Tamachi - Right-Side View" (100730-1813)

Riding the Keihin-Tohoku Line from Shinagawa Station to Tamachi Station - looking out a right-side window.  Along the way, the train passes by parked trains in the Shinagawa train yards, where several different types of trains can be seen.  As the train nears Tamachi, a Yamanote Line train - running in parallel - pulls ahead.

京浜東北線の右側 - 品川駅から、田町駅まで

"Tamachi to Hamamatsucho - Right Side View" (100730-1816)

Riding the Keihin-Tohoku Line from Tamachi Station to Hamamatsucho Station, looking out a right-side window during the ride.

京浜東北線の右側 - 田町駅から、浜松町駅まで

"Hamamatsucho to Shinbashi - Right-Side View" (100730-1819)

Riding the Keihin-Tohoku Line from Hamamatsucho Station to Shinbashi Station, looking out a right-side window during the ride.

京浜東北線の右側 - 浜松町駅から、新橋町駅まで

"Shinbashi Station - Tokaido Line Platform Jungle Walk" (100730-1825)

Walking through evening crowds on the Tokaido Line platform at Shinbashi Station.


"Shinbashi Station 15-Car Length Evening Platform Walk" (100730-1828)

A walk down the full length of the Tokaido Line platform at Shinbashi Station.


"Shinbashi Station - Trains Coming and Going" (100730-1836)

Watching trains coming and going at Shinbashi Station during the evening rush.


"Under-Tracks Walk - Shinbashi to Yurakucho (100730-1911)

Walking under the railway most of the way from Shinbashi to Yurakucho.


Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Abstract from July 1990, and Front Cab Keikyu Line Views"

After a look back two decades ago to some experimentation I did in July 1990, the rest of the clips are of several front-cab views on the Keikyu Line.  The beginning clips are from back-tracking after having ridden too far, and the other clips are of the return trip to Shinagawa, after having spent several hours in Yokohama.

"Abstract - July 27th, 1990 (Tokyo)"

Abstract view of part of Tokyo on July 27th, 1990.  No special effects were used for this - just camera motion recorded onto analog tape.

"Keikyu Line - Kamiooka to Gumyoji" (100730Fr-1342)

Riding a Keikyu Line train from Kamiooka Station to Gumyoji Station.

京急線 - 上大岡駅から、弘明寺駅まで  東京

"Keikyu Line - Gumyoji to Idogaya" (100730Fr-1344)

Riding a Keikyu Line train from Gumyoji Station to Idogaya Station.

京急線 - 弘明寺駅から、井土ヶ谷駅まで  東京

"Keikyu Line - Idogaya to Minamiota" (100730Fr-1346)

Riding a Keikyu Line train from Idogaya Station to Minamiota Station.

京急線 - 井土ヶ谷駅から、南太田駅まで  東京

"Minamiota Station Wait (While Express Passes)" (100730Fr-1349)

Waiting inside a local Keikyu Line train at Minamiota Station while an express train passes.

京急線 - 南太田駅で待っている間に急行が通る  東京

"Keikyu Line - Minamiota to Koganecho" (100730Fr-1354)

Riding a Keikyu Line train from Minamiota Station to Koganecho Station.

京急線 - 南太田駅から、黄金町駅まで  東京

"Trains Passing at Koganecho Station" (100730Fr-1359)

Watching trains passing at Koganecho Station - including a single-headlight type inbound train and an outbound blue train.

京急線 - 黄金町駅で、通る電車を見る  東京

"Boarding Train at Hinodecho Station" (100730Fr-1659)

Boarding a local Keikyu Line train at Hinodecho Station.

京急線 - 日ノ出町駅で電車を乗る  東京

"Keikyu Platform at Yokohama Station" (100730Fr-1704)

Watching an inbound Keikyu Line train depart at Yokohama Station while waiting for my train.

京急線 - 横浜駅で電車を見ると待つ  東京

"Waiting for Train in Yokohama" (100730Fr-1706)

Looking around on a Keikyu platform at Yokohama Station, and then boarding my train when it comes in.

横浜駅で電車を待つ  東京

"Keikyu Line - Yokohama to Kanagawa-Shinmachi" (100730Fr-1707)

Riding a Keikyu Line train from Yokohama Station to Kanagawa-Shinmachi Station.

京急線 - 横浜駅から、神奈川新町駅まで  東京

"Keikyu Line - Kanagawa-Shinmachi to Keikyu-Kawasaki" (100730Fr-1710)

Riding a Keikyu Line train from Kanagawa-Shinmachi Station to Keikyu-Kawasaki Station.

京急線 - 神奈川新町駅から、京急川崎駅まで  東京

"Keikyu Line - Keikyu-Kawasaki to Keikyu-Kamata" (100730Fr-1717)

Riding a Keikyu Line train from Keikyu-Kawasaki Station to Keikyu-Kamata Station.

京急線 - 京急川崎駅から、京急蒲田駅まで  東京

"Keikyu Line - Keikyu-Kamata to Heiwajima" (100730Fr-1721)

Riding a Keikyu Line train from Keikyu-Kamata Station to Heiwajima Station.

京急線 - 京急蒲田駅から、平和島駅まで  東京

"Keikyu Line - Heiwajima to Aomono-Yokocho" (100730Fr-1725)

Riding a Keikyu Line train from Heiwajima Station to Aomono-Yokocho Station.

京急線 - 平和島駅から、青物横丁駅まで  東京

"Keikyu Line - Aomono-Yokocho to Shinagawa" (100730Fr-1728)

Riding a Keikyu Line train from Aomono-Yokocho Station to Shinagawa Station.

京急線 - 青物横丁駅から、品川駅まで  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Friday, August 13, 2010

"Okuno Building Basement Details/Mysteries (Side-A)" August 2010

In the well and pump room, there is a what appears to be a sidewalk-style skylight at the back of the room, which is covered by concrete on the outside now.  External fire damage in 1945 probably damaged the glass.

This bricked in space behind heavy steel doors is a mystery to everyone I've spoken with.  The evident haste with which the bricks have been put in adds to the mystery....
The only half-plausible idea I've been able to imagine for what this was, is that maybe it was a coal chute for the originally configured building's boiler, which was most likely on this side, the basement of the original half of the building, next to the well and pump room.

For more details on the Okuno Building, click here.

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

"The Boiler Room - 2009"

The Boiler Room - 2009
LHS - Tokyo

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Koganecho Station, Walking Around in Yokohama, and Hinodecho Station"

This batch of videos is more focused than usual - it begins with a walk along a street next to Koganecho Station (on the Keikyu Line) and then shows several places I saw while walking around in Yokohama.  Finally, it wraps up while I'm waiting for an inbound Keikyu Line train at Hinodecho Station.

"Walking Along by Koganecho Station in Yokohama" (100730Fr-1407)

Just after getting off of the Keikyu Line at Koganecho Station (in Yokohama), walking along a road next to the station.

黄金町駅の隣にの散歩  横浜

"Walking Away from Koganecho Station in Yokohama" (100730Fr-1409)

Walking away from Koganecho Station in Yokohama.

黄金町駅から歩いて行く  横浜

"Crossing a Street in Yokohama" (100730Fr-1416)

Crossing a street in Yokohama.


"Shopping Arcade in Yokohama" (100730Fr-1425)

Walking through narrow streets near an old shopping arcade, and then walking through part of the shopping arcade itself.


"Exploring Narrow Passageways in Yokohama (A)" (100730Fr-1434)

Walking through some very narrow streets in Yokohama.  These areas have a lot of character, but can be a fire hazard since fire equipment cannot easily get in, so as these areas are cleared, larger buildings and wider streets replace them.


"Old Shopping Area in Yokohama" (100730Fr-1514)

Continuing to explore an old shopping area in Yokohama.


"Exploring Narrow Passageways in Yokohama (B)" (100730Fr-1533)

Exploring narrow passageways in Yokohama.


"September 2010 Art Exhibit Location" (100730Fr-1543)

Location of upcoming (from the standpoint of August 2010 that is) art exhibit in September 2010.

横浜 - 9月予定の展示会場所

"Waiting for Light to Change" (100730Fr-1550)

Waiting for a walk signal to change while in Yokohama.

横浜 - 横断歩道で待っている

"Lonely End of Shopping Street in Yokohama" (100730Fr-1556)

The mostly empty and slightly lonely-feeling end of a shotengai street in Yokohama.


"Wide Crosswalk in Yokohama" (100730Fr-1650)

Crossing a wide crosswalk near Hinodecho Station on the Keikyu Line.


"Waiting at Hinodecho Station (Keikyu Line)" (100730Fr-1654)

Looking around from the platform at Hinodecho Station while waiting for my train.

日ノ出町駅での見回り  横浜

"Hinodecho Station - Local Train Arriving and Departing" (100730Fr-1657)

Watching a local train come in on the opposite platform and then watching it depart after unloading/loading.

日ノ出町駅で - 各駅電車が到着と出発  横浜

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Monday, August 09, 2010

"Seibu Shinjuku Line, Nighttime Yurakucho, Trains, and Etc."

This batch of videos begins with a look at Chuo Park in Kodaira, and then gets into train and street views, with the Seibu-Haijima Line, the Seibu-Shinjuku Line, the Tozai (subway) Line, the Chuo Line, the Keihin-Tohoku Line, and the Yamanote Line.  The street views were mostly taken in Yurakucho.

"Kodaira Chuo Park Grove of Trees" (100802Mo-1257)

The side of Kodaira's Chuo Park with a grove of trees.  The government of Tokyo wants to build a four-lane road through this - and the residents of Kodaira City (within Tokyo) are fighting to stop it.  I hope they win.  There are too many roads in Tokyo already.

小平中央公園の林  東京

"Ogawa to Hagiyama (Right-Side View)" (100802Mo-1315)

Looking out a right-side window of a Seibu-Hagiyama Line train from Ogawa Station to Hagiyama Station - much of which is currently under construction (summer 2010).

西武拝島線 - 小川駅から萩山駅まで(右側風景)  東京

"Takadanobaba - Seibu to Tozai Transfer" (100802Mo-1343)

Transferring from the Seibu-Shinjuku Line to the Tozai Line at Takadanobaba Station.

高田馬場駅で、西武新宿線から、東西線までの乗り換え  東京

"Yurakucho - 5:52 p.m." (100802Mo-1752)

Walking near Yurakucho Station in the early evening.

有楽町駅近くの散歩  東京

"Seibu 30000 Series Train Arriving at Ogawa Station" (100803Tu-1514)

Watching a 30000-series Seibu Line train arrive at Ogawa Station, and then climbing aboard.

新型(30000)西武線の電車が遣って来ます  東京

"Tozai Line Train Arriving at Takadanobaba" (100803Tu-1548)

Watching a Tozai Line train arrive at Takadanobaba Station - and then climbing aboard.

東西線の電車が、高田馬場駅に到着  東京

"Otemachi to Nihonbashi - Tozai Line" (100803Tu-1602)

Looking out a right-side window on a Tozai Line (subway) train while riding from Otemachi to Nihonbashi.

東西線で、大手町駅から、日本橋駅まで  東京

"Yurakucho Plaza - Summer Afternoon" (100803Tu-1616)

Walking across the plaza by Yurakucho Station on a bright and hot summer day.

有楽町広場の夏の夕方  東京

"Yurakucho Bic Camera - 1st Floor" (100803Tu-1618)

Walking through part of the first floor of the Yurakucho Bic Camera (in the old Sogo Department Store Building).

有楽町ビックカメラ1F  東京

"Yurakucho to Tokyo - Yamanote Line" (100803Tu-1839)

Riding an evening Yamanote Line train from Yurakucho Station to Tokyo Station.

夕方山手線 - 有楽町駅から、東京駅まで  東京

"Shinjuku Chuo Line - Outbound Platform" (100803Tu-1856)

Looking around briefly on the outbound Chuo Line platform at Shinjuku Station after getting off the train.

新宿駅の夕方中央線ホーム  東京

"Shinjuku Station South Exit Crowds" (100803Tu-1857)

Walking through evening crowds at Shinjuku Station's south exit, and then heading down the hill towards Nishi-Shinjuku.

新宿駅南口人々  東京

"Reserved Seat Express at Shinjuku Station" (100803Tu-2101)

While waiting for an inbound Chuo Line train - I walk past a reserved seat express.

新宿駅の特急と上り中央線  東京

"Inbound Chuo Line Arriving at Kanda" (100803Tu-2113)

Riding into Kanda Station on an inbound Chuo Line, getting off, and heading over towards another platform for a transfer.

上り中央線が神田駅に到着  東京

"Trains at Kanda Station" (100803Tu-2116)

Watching passing trains from a Kanda Station platform while waiting for my train - which turned out to be a Keihin-Tohoku Line train (I could have used either a Keihin-Tohoku Line train or a Yamanote Line train).

神田駅から電車を見る  東京

"Night Ride - Kanda to Tokyo" (100803Tu-2118)

Riding from Kanda Station to Tokyo Station on a nighttime Keihin-Tohoku Line train.

夜の京浜東北線 - 神田駅から、東京駅まで  東京

"Night Ride - Tokyo to Yurakucho" (100803Tu-2120)

Riding from Tokyo Station to Yurakucho Station on a nighttime Keihin-Tohoku Line train.

夜の京浜東北線 - 東京駅から、有楽町駅まで  東京

"Nighttime Yurakucho - Near Station" (100803Tu-2124)

Walking under the overhead railways in Yurakucho at night.

夜の有楽町 - 有楽町駅の近く  東京

"Matsuoka Miho Live at Yurakucho Plaza" (100803Tu-2221)

Listening to Matsuoka Miho sing and play guitar while looking around the Yurakucho plaza by Yurakucho Station.  I bought one of her CD's and headed off into the purple Yurakucho Night....

The musician's website is here:

有楽町広場で、松岡美穂ライブ  東京

"Yurakucho SB - Looking Around" (100803Tu-2226)

Looking around near the Yurakucho-SB late at night.

有楽町SB - 見回り  東京

"Yurakucho Station - 11:53 p.m." (100803Tu-2353)

Entering Yurakucho Station just before midnight.

有楽町駅の終点が近い時間(乗り換えを考えると...)  東京

"Yurakucho Station Platform - 11:55 p.m." (100803Tu-2355)

Yurakucho Station platform just before midnight as I board a Yamanote Line train.

有楽町駅 - 23:55の山手線  東京

"Chuo Line Arriving at Tokyo Station - 12:02 a.m." (100804Tu/We_0002)

Watching a Chuo Line train arriving at Tokyo Station at 12:02 a.m.

東京駅 - 00:02の中央線  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Ginza Chuo-Dori - August 3rd, 2010, 10:12 p.m.

Ginza Chuo-Dori late at night - among mega-cities, Tokyo mainly shuts down every night around midnight - which is tied in with the railways shutting down for the night and people running to catch last trains.  If the trains ran 24 hours a day, this situation would radically change.... probably.

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Friday, August 06, 2010

"Subway Reflections (Ginza Line)"

With surface trains, there's always something to see out the window (except at night in dark areas away from artificial lighting), but in the subway, there is just the subway rumble to listen to, and reflections of the interior of the train punctuated by tunnel lights at regular intervals.
Ginza Line - August 2nd, 2010

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Thursday, August 05, 2010

"Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station, and the Keikyu Line"

This batch of videos begins with a walk under a rail bridge in Yurakucho while listening to various train sounds above.  Next is a short clip of a group of artists at the gallery "Art Space Ginza-1" singing a quick tune on opening day of their current art exhibition.

After that is my trip to Yokohama (and beyond), with clips of Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station, and front-cab-view Keikyu Line footage from an N1000 type express train that was fun to ride in.  (The Keikyu Line runs wider gauge tracks than many of the lines in Tokyo, and this helps with express trains - being safer at speed than narrow gauge.)

"Yurakucho Rail Bridge Train Noises" (100802Mo-1742)

Walking under the railways near Yurakucho Station and listening to the music of trains arriving and departing overhead.

有楽町鉄道橋の音々  東京

"'Art Space Ginza-1' 'Tokyo-Ten' Group Exhibition Opening Party" (100802Mo-1953)

Many of the artists currently exhibiting at 'Art Space Ginza-One' in the Okuno Building in Ginza - singing a quick song at the opening party on August 2nd, 2010.  (This exhibition runs from August 2nd, to August 7th, 2010.)

銀座奥野ビルでのアートスペース銀座ワンのオープニングパティ  今回の展示会は、8月2日から、8月7日まで  東京

"Chuo Line - Near Ochanomizu" (100730Fr-1223)

Looking out a right-side Chuo Line train window as it approaches Ochanomizu Station.

御茶ノ水駅近くの中央線  東京

"Tokyo Station Walk-Through" (100730Fr-1236)

Walking through a shopping area within Tokyo Station.

東京駅内の散歩  東京

"Tokyo Station - Tokaido Line Platform" (100730Fr-1242)

Looking out from an open door of a Tokaido Line train at Tokyo Station while waiting for it to start its run down the coast.

東京駅の東海道線ホーム - 電車出発時間を待っている  東京

"Shinagawa Station - Tokaido Line Platform to Ticket Gates" (100730Fr-1259)

Walking from the Tokaido Line platform (the top of the stairs from the platform actually) to near the ticket gates at Shinagawa Station.

品川駅 - 東海道線ホームから、改札口の近くまで  東京

"Shinagawa Station - Area Outside Ticket Gates" (100730Fr-1300)

Walking out one of the ticket gates at Shinagawa Station and through the busy area between different entrances.

品川駅 - 改札口外の散歩  東京

"Shinagawa Keikyu Platform Walk" (100730Fr-1303)

Walking up the Shinagawa Keikyu Line platform while waiting for the train, and then climbing on one of the "N1000" type trains.

品川駅の京急ホーム散歩  東京

"Keikyu Line - Shinagawa to Keikyu-Kamata" (100730Fr-1306)

Taking an N1000 type Keikyu Line train from Shinagawa Station to Keikyu-Kamata Station.

京急線 - 品川駅から、京急蒲田駅まで  東京

"Keikyu Line - Keikyu-Kamata to Keikyu-Kawasaki" (100730Fr-1313)

Taking an N1000 type Keikyu Line train from Keikyu-Kamata Station to Keikyu-Kawasaki Station.

京急線 - 京急蒲田駅から、京急川崎駅まで  東京

"Keikyu Line - Keikyu-Kawasaki to Yokohama" (100730Fr-1317)

Taking an N1000 type Keikyu Line train from Keikyu-Kawasaki Station to Yokohama Station.

京急線 - 京急川崎駅から、横浜駅まで  東京

"Keikyu Line - Yokohama to Kamiooka" (100730Fr-1325)

Taking an N1000 type Keikyu Line train from Yokohama Station to Kamiooka Station.

京急線 - 横浜駅から、上大岡駅まで  東京

"N1000 Keikyu Line Train Departing Station" (100730Fr-1334)

Watching an N1000 type Keikyu Line train departing Kamiooka Station.

京急線 - 上大岡駅から進発 (ホームからの立場)  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Monday, August 02, 2010

"Seibu-Haijima Line, Takadanobaba Station Area, Tozai, Ginza and Chuo Lines"

Beginning with a look at new construction on the Seibu-Haijima Line, and then taking a quick look around July-hot Takadanobaba Station.  After that, views of Ginza and from the left side of a twilight outgoing Chuo Line train.

"Seibu-Haijima Line Construction" (100726Mo-1225)

View of construction on the Seibu-Haijima Line - as seen while looking out a right-side window of an inbound train between Ogawa and Hagiyama Stations.

西武拝島線の工事 (小川駅と萩山駅の間)  東京

"Hagiyama to Kodaira (Right Side View)" (100726Mo-1228)

Seibu-Haijima Line:  Right side window view between Ogawa and Kodaira Stations.

西武拝島線 - 萩山駅から小平駅までの右側風景  東京

"Waiting for Inbound Express at Kodaira Station" (100726Mo-1231)

Waiting for an express at Kodaira Station.  At this point, some of the express trains are from the Hon-Kawagoe branch of the Seibu Line and some are from the Haijima branch.

小平駅で急行を待っているところ  東京

"White-Hot Takadanobaba" (100726Mo-1256)

A very hot day in Takadanobaba in July 2010.  (The over-exposed effect is a little overdone, but is pretty close to how it seems when coming out into the bright July heat from a darker space.)

暑い七月高田馬場駅あたり  東京

"Takadanobaba - From Street to Subway Entrance" (100726Mo-1258)

Takadanobaba - going from street level to the Tozai subway stairs leading down.

高田馬場 - 道から地下鉄の入り口まで  東京

"Nihonbashi Station - Tozai Line to Ginza Line - Ride to Kyobashi" (100726Mo-1313)

Beginning with a view out a window of a Tozai Line train as it arrives at Nihonbashi Station.  After getting off of the Tozai Line, I walk over to the Ginza Line - where I walk up to the front of the platform while waiting for the train to come.  When it arrives, I board it and ride to Kyobashi Station.

日本橋駅で、東西線から銀座線に乗り換え、そして銀座線で京橋駅までの電車内風景  東京

"Kyobashi to Ginza - Inside Ginza Line Train" (100726Mo-1319)

Taking the Ginza Line from Kyobashi to Ginza (an inside view) - and then walking down the platform at Ginza Station.

銀座線で、京橋駅から銀座駅まで  東京

"Inside Ginza Station" (100726Mo-1323)

Inside part of Ginza Station.  It's important to remember that Ginza Station has many exits and is quite spread out.  This shows the central area near the Ginza 4-Chome intersection.

銀座駅内の一部  東京

"From Chuo Dori to Side Street Walk" (100726Mo-1324)

Starting on the main street (Chuo-Dori) and then turning right and walking down a side street.

銀座中央通りから横道までの散歩  東京

"Twilight Walk Towards Yurakucho (from Ginza)" (100726Mo-1826)

Walking from Ginza towards Yurakucho as the sun sets in the western sky.

夕方の有楽町駅向きの散歩(銀座から)  東京

"Twilight Yurakucho Plaza View" (100726Mo-1829)

Walking across the plaza in Yurakucho, under the tracks, and over towards the Denki Building.

夕方の有楽町プラザ風景  東京

"Yurakucho to Tokyo - Twilight Ride" (100726Mo-1847)

A twilight ride on a Keihin-Tohoku Line train from Yurakucho Station to Tokyo Station.

有楽町駅から東京駅まで - 夕方ライド  東京

"Twilight Chuo Line - Tokyo to Kanda" (100726Mo-1850)

Riding a twilight Chuo Line train from Tokyo Station to Kanda Station.

中央線で、東京駅から神田駅まで  東京

"Twilight Chuo Line - Kanda to Ochanomizu (Vertical View)" (100726Mo-1852)

A vertical view out a left side window of a Chuo Line train as it rolls from Kanda to Ochanomizu Stations.

中央線で、神田駅から御茶ノ水駅まで  東京

"Shinjuku Station - Upper Level" (100726Mo-1905)

A quick look around on the upper level of Shinjuku Station and near the South Exit ticket gates.

新宿駅の本屋や他の店、そして人々  東京

"Shinjuku Bookstore Stroll" (100726Mo-2230)

Walking around inside a bookstore up in a building over Shinjuku Station.

新宿駅近くの本屋散歩  東京

"Shinjuku Station Side Entrance" (100726Mo-2238)

Walking into Shinjuku Station through a side entrance between the east and southeast entrances, and then going through the ticket gates and towards my train.

新宿駅の横入り口  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Sunday, August 01, 2010

"Yamanote Line (Left Side Views), Ginza, and Yurakucho"

The first several clips are the views from the left side of a Yamanote Line ride I took from Ueno to Yurakucho.  Following that are some Ginza and Yurakucho walking views, and the last clip is a quick look in a Chuo Line train full of tired people just before 1:00 a.m.

"Ueno to Okachimachi - Yamanote Line (Left Side)" (100723Fr-1644)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Ueno Station to Okachimachi Station - looking out a left-side window.

上野駅から御徒町駅まで - 山手線の左側  東京

"Okachimachi to Akihabara - Yamanote Line (Left Side)" (100723Fr-1646)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Okachimachi Station to Akihabara Station - looking out a left-side window.

御徒町駅から秋葉原駅まで - 山手線の左側  東京

"Akihabara to Kanda - Yamanote Line (Left Side)" (100723Fr-1647)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Akihabara Station to Kanda Station - looking out a left-side window.

秋葉原駅から神田駅まで - 山手線の左側  東京

"Kanda to Tokyo - Yamanote Line (Left Side)" (100723Fr-1649)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Kanda Station to Tokyo Station - looking out a left-side window.

神田駅から東京駅まで - 山手線の左側  東京

"Tokyo to Yurakucho - Yamanote Line (Left Side)" (100723Fr-1651)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Tokyo Station to Yurakucho Station - looking out a left-side window.

東京駅から有楽町駅まで - 山手線の左側  東京

"Yurakucho Station - Yamanote Line Departs, Keihin-Tohoku Line Arrives" (100723Fr-1654)

Watching a Yamanote Line train depart and a Keihin-Tohoku Line train arrive at Yurakucho Station.

有楽町駅、山手線が出発と京浜東北線が到着  東京

"Yurakucho Under-Track Short Stroll" (100723Fr-1656)

Walking through a short passageway under the elevated tracks in Yurakucho.

有楽町線路下の短い散歩  東京

"Extra-Cold Beer Place in Ginza on Hot July Day" (100723Fr-1851)

Walking by a long line of people waiting to go into the "Extra Cold" beer place on Chuo-Dori.  It was a particularly hot day, so I think a lot of people got the same idea at the same time - not to mention that it was Friday.

銀座のエクストラコールドビール所  東京

"Walking Into Apple Store in Ginza" (100723Fr-1854)

Walking into the Apple Store in Ginza for a quick look.

銀座のアップルストアに入って見る  東京

"Ginza Twilight Side-Street Stroll" (100723Fr-1855)

Walking down a Ginza side street in the twilight.

銀座の夕方散歩  東京

"Yurakucho Lottery Lines" (100723Fr-1858)

Walking by lines of people waiting to buy lottery tickets in Yurakucho.

有楽町宝くじの列  東京

"Yurakucho Friday Evening Crowds" (100723Fr-1901)

Walking through crowds of people in Yurakucho on a summer Friday evening.

有楽町の金曜日夕方人々  東京

"Yurakucho Izakaya Table View" (100723Fr-1908)

A view of passers by from a table at an under-the-tracks izakaya in Yurakucho.

有楽町居酒屋内からのビュー  東京

"Midnight Chuo Line View" (100724Fr-0053)

A 12:50 a.m. view of the inside of an outbound Chuo Line train.

夜中の中央線内ビュー  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon