Saturday, December 11, 2010

"Seibu Line, Tozai Line, Ginza Line, Chuo Line, Oedo Line, Shinjuku Area, Etc."

This batch of clips begins with an evening view of the area under construction on the Seibu Line between Ogawa and Hagiyama.  Then the next clip jumps back in time to May of this year, to a view of a street band performing (under an overhang) in the rain.  And then there are various things: waiting for trains, boarding trains, riding trains (involving several train lines), viewing an art exhibition, walking by the construction zone in front of Tokyo Station, watching the world roll by from train windows, walking down the street in Shinjuku, etc.

Seibu Line - Ogawa to Hagiyama Evening Construction Zone (101204-1630)

Seibu Line - Ogawa to Hagiyama Construction Zone - evening view.

(M) - Sasurai Meika - Live in Nishi Shinjuku (100511-2201)

Sasurai Meika - Live in Nishi Shinjuku - back in May 2010.

Ginza-One Party (101204-1904)

A look at an opening party at Gallery Ginza-One.  This was a group exhibition, with many artists participating (and attending the party).

Boarding Tozai Line at Nihonbashi (101204-2217)

Boarding a Tozai Line train at Nihonbashi Station late at night, after running down the platform to get nearer to the anticipated area of the platform I planned to get off at.

Seibu Line - Waiting for the Next Train (101204-2238)

Seibu Line - Waiting for the next train - people tuned into their cell phones (as usual).

Oedo Line Tunnel Noises (101209-1023)

Listening to tunnel noises while riding the Oedo Line.

Boarding Tozai Line at Takadanobaba (101207-1423)

Boarding a Tozai Line train at Takadanobaba.

Ginza Line (Rear View) Leaving Nihonbashi Station (101207-1441)

Ginza Line rear view while leaving Nihonbashi Station.

Gallery Ginza 1-Chome Exhibition (101207-1651)

Riding the elevator up to the three-person exhibition at Gallery Ginza 1-Chome and taking a quick look at the exhibition (which looks better in person).

Tokyo Station Bus and Construction Area (101207-1838)

Tokyo Station Bus and construction area.  This area has been under construction for some time now.

Outbound Chuo Line Window Reflections (101207-1842)

Looking outside and inside via outbound Chuo Line window reflections.

Outbound Chuo Line - Inside View (101207-1854)

Looking down the train car on an outbound Chuo Line train.

Outbound Chuo Line - Shinjuku Platform (101207-1855)

A typical evening view on the outbound Chuo Line platform at Shinjuku Station.

Exiting South Exit at Shinjuku Station (101207-1857)

Exiting Shinjuku Station via the South Exit.

Shinjuku South Exit Crosswalk and Construction Area (101207-1858)

Crossing the street from the South Exit of Shinjuku station and walking by the ongoing construction area on the other side.

Nishi-Shinjuku Stroll (101207-1903)

Walking around in Nishi-Shinjuku.

Oishi Yu (大石悠) Shinjuku Jazz Street Band - (101207-2113)

A quick view of the Shinjuku Jazz street band Oishi Yu (大石悠).

Oishi Yu website:

Local Chuo Line Train - Nakano to Higashi-Nakano (101209-0958)

Local Chuo Line Train - Nakano to Higashi-Nakano  The seats in the six-door car (twelve if you count the doors on both sides) are locked in the up position until 10:00 a.m. (I passed through the car just before ten), and then - at 10:00 - a light comes on by the seats, and they are remotely unlocked and can be pulled down.  Later I went back and the car was mostly full of sitting people, except one seat left in the up position.  (I had thought the light was a button that caused the seat to electrically come down, but is simply a light indicating that the seat can be pulled down.  After many years of riding these trains, I got to try that out for the first time on this ride!)

Local Chuo Line Train - Higashi Nakano to Okubo (101209-1002)

Local Chuo Line train - Higashi Nakano Station to Okubo Station.

Local Chuo Line Train - Okubo to Shinjuku (101209-1004)

Local Chuo Line train - Okubo Station to Shinjuku Station.

Entering Kachidoki Station (101209-1402)

Entering Kachidoki Station after exploring the area.

Inbound Chuo Line to Ochanomizu (101209-1545)

Taking an inbound Chuo Line train to Ochanomizu Station.

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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