Friday, March 30, 2012

"1990 Shibuya, 1991 Takayama, 2012 Ginza, Yurakucho, Tokyo Trains, Etc."

First, I should point out that my summary of this batch of video clips is not in any particular order, so keep that in mind if you go looking for one of the things I mention in this introduction.

More than usual, I have posted several video-time-machine views - this time from May 1990 (Shibuya, Asakusabashi, Shinjuku, Takadanobaba, subway views, Sendagaya, Akabane, etc.), as well as clips from an August 1991 trip to Takayama via a very cool mid-engine micro-car - a Honda Beat.  Unfortunately, since I was driving the car and it had a manual transmission, I couldn't take footage of a very fun fast drive along a mountain road that I took, and only recorded being stuck in a traffic jam and accelerating away from one traffic light.

After spending what felt like a lot of time in the video time machine, I came back to 2012 and took footage of (naturally) train views (Ginza, Chuo, Tozai, Yamanote, Keio, etc. lines), as well as views from Ginza (including a clip from an exhibition and two from exhibition opening parties), and Yurakucho, Shinjuku, etc.

There are three basic formats I uploaded this time - digitized versions of analog material recorded over 20 years ago, HD material, and re-processed material (due to a technical problem at YouTube that allowed uploading of some files with the picture, but only one second of sound).

1990 Harajuku and Shibuya Stations at Night - (900510)

Takao Station at Night - (120312)

Takao to Takaosan-guchi - (120312)

Keio Line Train Arriving at Takao Station - (120312)

Racing the Yamanote Line to Tokyo Station - (120315)

1990 - Sobu and Yamanote Lines (Side Window Views) - (900511)

May 11th, 1990 - Looking out side windows of Sobu Line and Yamanote Line trains (as well as station platform views).  Towards the end is a view of Kanda Station just as they were beginning construction of the Shinkansen tracks towards Omiya.

1990 - Asakusabashi Area - (900511)

May 11th, 1990 - Walking around in Asakusabashi and riding the Sobu Line.

1990 - Shibuya at Night - (900514)

May 14th, 1990 - Walking around in Shibuya at night.

1990 Nightwalk - Yoyogi to Shinjuku - (May 1990)

Walking from Yoyogi to Shinjuku late at night in May 1990.

1990 Takadanobaba May Walkabout

Walking around in May 1990 in Takadanobaba - beginning with a view from the Yamanote Line platform and ending with a view inside a Tozai (subway) train as it departs Takadanobaba.  This shows the atmosphere of May 1990 Takadanobaba.

1990 - May Subway Views (A)

Views of a number of stations and trains on the Tokyo subway system - taken in May 1990.

1990 - Here and There in May (A)

Going about in May 1990 Tokyo.  Missing a train home, meetings friends at an izakaya, etc.

1990 Sendagaya Station Area in May (900522)

May 22nd, 1990 - Looking around the Sendagaya Station Area.

1990 Here and There in May (B) Akabane Station, Etc

May 1990 - Various places, including Shinjuku Station and a several views of Akabane Station.

1991 - Honda Beat Drive - (910811)

August 11th, 1991 - Driving a Honda Beat in the mountains on the way to Takayama.

1991 Takayama Walkabout (910811)

August 11th, 1991 - Walking around in Takayama.

1991 - Takayama Matsuri - (910811)

On the evening of August 11th, 1991, walking around during a festival in the mountain town of Takayama.

Takizawa Tatsushi 滝沢達史展 Steps Gallery - (120323)

Takizawa Tatsushi (滝沢達史) Exhibition/Installation at Steps Gallery - (120323)

Balcony View in Ginza 1-Chome - (120323)

Mysterious Hallways - (120323)

Yurakucho Station - Waiting for Train - Ride to Tokyo - (120323)

Near Yurakucho Station - Rainy Night - (120323)

Yurakucho Plaza in the Rain - (120323)

Yurakucho Evening Rain Walk - (120323)

YSB Yurakucho Street View - (120315)

Tozai Line Train Departing Nihonbashi Station - (120315)

Hamamatsucho to Shinbashi - Nighttime Yamanote Line - (120326)

Osaki to Gotanda - Nighttime Yamanote Line - (120326)

Shinagawa to Osaki - Nighttime Yamanote Line - (120326)

Tamachi to Shinagawa - Nighttime Yamanote Line - (120326)

Shinbashi to Hamamatsucho - Yamanote Line - (120326)

Yurakucho Station - Yurakucho to Shinbashi - (120326)

Tokyo Station - Yamanote Line Departure - (120326)

Yurakucho to Tokyo - Nighttime Yamanote Line - (120326)

Ginza Harumi-Dori - (120326)

Ginza Chuo-Dori Stroll - (120326)

Ginza Chuo-Dori - Long View - (120326)

Ginza 4-Chome and Harumi-Dori - (120326)

Ogawa to Kodaira - Construction Zone, Etc. - (120326)

Gallery Exhibition Opening Party-A - (120326)

Gallery Exhibition Opening Party-B - (120326)

Abe Chihiro Exhibition at Art Space Rashinban - (120326)

Abe Chihiro (安倍千尋展) Exhibition at Art Space Rashinban (アートスペース羅針盤) - (120326)

Tachikawa Platform - Late at Night - (120326)

Nihonbashi to Ginza - Ginza Line - (120326)

Late Night Chuo Line Interior - (120326)

Edge of Ginza - Evening Stroll - (120326)

Late Night Chuo Line - Departing Tokyo Station - (120326)

Scenes of Tokyo and other areas in Japan by
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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