This batch of video clips covers both recent views of Tokyo (mostly in Shinjuku) and trips back to 1993 (viewing stops on the Tozai Line), and 1991 (views from a train returning to Tokyo from Niigata, and of Kuroiso). The Kuroiso clip is possibly of some interest, as I explore an old abandoned house (still full of its deceased owner's things!), which was built in the old style. In the clip taken while returning from Niigata, I interact with other people also returning to Tokyo from Niigata ski slopes. Times change - people of the same age now don't look the same, talk the same, or act the same (as 1991 I mean - they often look, talk, and act the same as each other of course). So - shy of having access to a time machine, video views from 1991 and 1993 Japan are a way of seeing how it was. And then looking at the 2011 clips is a way to get future shock - if you get into the 1991-93 atmosphere that is....
June 25th, 1993 - Tozai Trip East (B) - (930625)
This is the last part of "Going east on the Tozai Line" - recorded on Friday, June 25th, 1993 - where I was stopping at each stop on the Tozai Line and taking a brief look around. Towards the end of this one, I make a U-turn at Mozen-Nakacho and then go to Shinjuku via the Marunouchi Line and then am suddenly in Ikebukuro....
"Returning from Niigata Ski Trip" - February 1991
Scenes interacting with people returning to Tokyo from ski trips to Niigata in February of 1991.
Kuroiso Haunted Mansion (黒磯お化け屋敷) - (910216)
Investigating a haunted mansion in Kuroiso (well - it *seemed* haunted anyway) on Saturday, February 16th, 1991. 黒磯にある(?)お化け屋敷を調べる (1991/02/16).
Inbound Chuo Line to Shinjuku and Platform Walk (110128-1901)
Riding an inbound Chuo Line train to Shinjuku and then walking down the platform by the train after getting off.
Late Night Seibu-Haijima Line (110128-2252)
Looking out the window of a late night Seibu-Haijima Line train.
Looking Down on Yotsuya Station from Bridge (110126-1629)
Looking down on Yotsuya Station from the bridge that crosses part of the platforms.
Shinjuku South Exit on Friday Night (110128-1905)
Walking through the Shinjuku South Exit on a typically busy Friday night.
Izakaya on Friday Night (110128-2120)
Inside a Tokyo izakaya on Friday night.
Izakaya Counter Area (110128-2153)
Looking around near the entrance to an izakaya - including the counter area.
Entering Shinjuku Southern Terrace from Far End (110128-2158)
Walking into the Shinjuku Southern Terrace area from the far end (towards Yoyogi).
Shinjuku Street Band (110128-2206)
Stumbling upon a street band near the south exit of Shinjuku Station.
Shinjuku East Side Plaza on Friday Night (110128-2210)
Looking around in the Shinjuku east side plaza on a Friday night.
Shinjuku - Walking Towards Higashi-Guchi (110128-2211)
Walking in Shinjuku heading towards Higashi-Guchi.
Shinjuku - Walking Against the Flow (110128-2213)
Walking against the flow in Shinjuku on a Friday night.
Shinjuku - Walking Towards Kabukicho (110128-2214)
Walking towards Kabukicho in Shinjuku on a Friday night.
Seibu Line - Kodaira Station (110128-2251)
Looking out a door of a Seibu Line train at Kodaira Station.
Walking into Kabukicho on Friday Night (110128-2215)
Walking down a main street leading into Kabukicho on a Friday Night.
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon