Monday, February 07, 2011

"Niigata in February 1991, Sugamo, Yamanote Line Window Views, Ginza, Etc."

This batch of clips begins with a jump back to Saturday, February 9th, 1991 - first in a clip showing the regular trains (not Shinkansen) I took to Yamato-Machi in Niigata Prefecture, and then the next clip details my walk around within Yamato-Machi - in snow country.  Both clips are long and boring, but of interest if you want to know what it's like to ride the regular 1991 trains to Niigata (not the Shinkansen) and to walk around in February 1991 Yamato-Machi....

After time-tripping back to 1991 Niigata, the next batch of clips were recorded on October 27th, 2010 - showing many of the Yamanote Line runs - from station to station.  First from Takadanobaba towards Ueno and around to Kanda, etc. in the daylight, and then continuing around towards Ebisu at night later on the same day.  These are also long and boring - unless you want to know how it is to ride the Yamanote Line.  No action heroes appear, nor space aliens or earth-threatening asteroids, etc. - just the regular flow of life in Tokyo.  Of possible interest if you pay attention to details and want a better grasp of the reality of living in mega-city Tokyo.

The last clip of this batch shows how it is navigating Shinjuku Station - which is often listed as the most-used railway station in Japan.  This clip is actually (generally) interesting I think - and possibly "a trip" to experience if you don't live in a mega-city buzzing with bipeds here, there, and everywhere - and more.

Winter Trip to Niigata in 1991 - (910209)

Taking a train from Tokyo to Yamato-Machi in Niigata Prefecture on February 9th, 1991.  東京から新潟県の大和町まで。

Yamato-Machi in Niigata on February 9th, 1991 -  (910209)

Looking around in Yamato-Machi in Niigata - snow country - on February 9th, 1991.  新潟県の大和町 - 冬の様子 - 雪雪雪

Yamanote Line - Takadanobaba to Meguro (101027-1151)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Takadanobaba to Meguro - looking out a right-side window.

Yamanote Line - Meguro to Ikebukuro - (101027-1153)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Meguro to Ikebukuro - looking out a right side window.

Yamanote Line - Arriving at Sugamo Station (101027-1158)

Arriving at Sugamo Station on the Yamanote Line.

Sugamo Street Scene (101027-1241)

Walking along - taking in a street scene in Sugamo.

Entering Sugamo Station (101027-1243)

Walking into Sugamo Station.

Yamanote Line - Sugamo to Komagome (101027-1244)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Sugamo to Komagome.

Yamanote Line - Komagome to Tabata (101027-1246)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Komagome to Tabata.

Yamanote Line - Tabata to Nishi-Nippori (101027-1248)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Tabata to Nishi-Nippori.

Yamanote Line - Nishi-Nippori - Partway to Nippori (101027-1250)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Nishi-Nippori, partway to Nippori.

Yamanote Line - Nippori - Partway to Uguisudani (101027-1251)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Nippori, partway to Uguisudani.

Yamanote Line - Rolling into Uguisudani Station (101027-1252)

Riding the Yamanote Line - rolling into Uguisudani Station.

Yamanote Line - Uguisudani to Ueno (101027-1253)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Uguisudani to Ueno.

Yamanote Line - Ueno to Okachimachi (101027-1255)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Ueno to Okachimachi.

Yamanote Line - Okachimachi to Akihabara (101027-1257)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Okachimachi to Akihabara.

Yamanote Line - Akihabara to Kanda (101027-1258)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Akihabara to Kanda.

Yamanote Line - Kanda to Tokyo (101027-1300)

Riding the Yamanote Line from Kanda to Tokyo.

Ginza Side Street -  (101027-1902)

Walking down a side street in Ginza.

Yurakucho Station Trains (101027-1926)

Watching trains at Yurakucho Station before catching one for Tokyo Station.

Yurakucho to Shinbashi - Night View - (101027-1928)

Riding a train from Yurakucho to Shinbashi at night.

Shinbashi to Hamamatsucho - Night View (101027-1930)

Riding a train from Shinbashi to Hamamatsucho at night.

Hamamatsucho to Tamachi - Night View - (101027-1932)

Riding a train from Hamamatsucho to Tamachi at Night.

Osaki to Gotanda - Night View - (101027-1941)

Riding a train from Osaki to Gotanda at night.

Gotanda to Meguro - Night View - (101027-1943)

Riding a train from Gotanda to Meguro at night.

Meguro to Ebisu - Night View - (101027-1945)

Riding a train from Meguro to Ebisu at night.

Ebisu Station Platform - Platform Wall Gap Guards - (101027-1948)

Watching trains and the platform wall gap guards at Ebisu Station one evening.

Harajuku to Yoyogi - Night View - (101027-2300)

Riding a train from Harajuku to Yoyogi at night.

Yoyogi to Shinjuku - Night View - (101027-2303)

Riding a train from Yoyogi to Shinjuku at night.

Navigating Shinjuku Station Crowds (101027-2306)

Walking through Shinjuku Station crowds just as people are heading home for the night.

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

No comments: