Saturday, February 01, 2014

"1991 Nakano, Monzen-Nakacho, Meguro; 1992 Trip to Meiji Shrine; 2014 Ginza, Yurakucho, Bus Ride, Etc."

Looking back at 1991, this batch starts off with views of snowy weather in Tokyo with views of Hibarigaoka and Nakano.  After that are late December views, with two being of primary interest (outside my usual views of Shinjuku, etc.); one being a visit to Monzen-Nakacho (with views of a shrine and temple there), and views of an old wooden izakaya street in Meguro (which has since been demolished).

The views of 1992 are of January 1st, 1992, starting with a trip to Harajuku, then showing the walk (within large crowds) towards the center courtyard of the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, and then a long look at most of the New Year's Day scene at the shrine (in a 30-minute video).
Going to 2014, there are views of Ginza, Yurakucho, Shinjuku, a few scenes in Saitama (Tobu-Tojo Line area), art exhibition views, a spontaneous dance in Ginza, etc.

1991 - Snowy Day - Nakano to Hibarigaoka 雪の日 中野駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 911227

1991 - Snowy Hibarigaoka 雪の日 ひばりが丘 911227

It doesn't snow often in Tokyo, so when it does, I always feel compelled to pull out a camera and record the event.  In the Nakano snow walkabout video (below), it begins without snow, and then - by the end of the video - it's snowing fairly hard (for Tokyo anyway!).

1991 - Nakano Snow Walkabout 中野雪散策散歩 911227

1991 - Shinjuku to Nakano via Chuo Line 新宿駅-中野駅 中央線 911227

1991 東京彼方此方 Tokyo Here and There - Tokyo Station Etc 911228

1991年 門前仲町 深川不動尊 富岡八幡宮 Monzen-Nakacho Etc 911228

This video is of note as it shows an area I haven't been to very often - Monzen-Nakacho.  Taken on December 28th, 1991, it was just before the New Year's holiday, so the shrine and temple views reflect that, and would have looked a bit different at other times of the year.

1991 Monzen-Nakacho to Yurakucho Etc 911228

1991 Meguro Evening Stroll 夕方の目黒飲食道など散策散歩 911228

In this view from an area not far from Meguro Station, I stumbled on an old wooden izakaya area that is historically interesting now, as there is currently no trace of it.  It's one of those things - if I had been thinking of it vanishing, then I would have gone back at a busier time for another look.  This view from December 28th is so close to the New Year's holiday, that most of the shops were closed.  Too bad I didn't get a look at this on a busy Friday night....

1991 Hibarigaoka to Tokorozawa Etc ひばりが丘-所沢など 911230

This shows the trip (via the Seibu-Ikebukuro Line) from Hibarigaoka to Tokorozawa, including a look out the front cab along the way.  In Tokorozawa, I visit a department store, and then I get back on the train system.

1991 Here and There - Shinjuku Etc 彼方此方 新宿など 911228

1991 東京彼方此方夜の電車とか Trains at Night Etc 911229

1992 Hibarigaoka to Harajuku ひばりヶ丘駅-原宿駅 920101

1992 Approaching Meiji Shrine on January 1st 1992 平成四年元旦の明治神宮 (920101)

1992年 明治神宮の平成四年元旦初詣 Meiji-Jingu Shrine on January 1st 1992 (920101)

This 30-minute video has a lot of detail - showing many elements of visiting the Meiji-Jingu Shrine on New Year's Day, 1992.

三原橋踊り Miharabashi Dance (140116)

There was an interesting combination of people that came together serendipitously and ended up dancing under the Miharabashi Bridge in Ginza.  It was a fun evening!

Shinjuku Upper Concourse Phone Area-360 140107

Train Shadow BR 電車の陰 140110

Train Shadow and Side View 電車の陰 140110

Construction Site by Shinjuku Station 新宿駅隣の工事現場 140110

湘南新宿ライン東海道線直通特別快速 新宿駅から大崎駅まで SSLTCTK (140110)

The name of the train was so long, that I ran out of space and couldn't put any English in the title, other than that seven-letter acronym, which stands for "Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Tokaido-Chokutsu, Tokubetsu-Kaisoku" - see why I couldn't fit that into the title?  And this video shows the passing scenery between Shinjuku and Osaki.
川越市駅-高坂駅 東武東上線の右側 Kawagoeshi to Takasaka via Tobu-Tojo Line 140115

Fire Damaged Area by Yurakucho Station - Damaged on January 3rd 2014 (140116)

Twilight Walk by Yurakucho Station 夕暮れの有楽町駅隣 140116

円風太展示会 道 Futa Madoka Exhibition - Art Space Rondo 140116

Tokyo Izakaya Sounds 東京居酒屋の音 140116

Seibu to Tozai Transfer at Takadanobaba 高田馬場駅乗換え 140107

Boarding Tozai Line at Takadanobaba Station 高田馬場駅で東西線を乗る 140107

Kawagoeshi Station Trains Coming and Going 川越市駅の電車 140108

Observation Tower Lookaround and Elevator Ride to Bottom 140108

JR Series-185 Train at Shinjuku Station 新宿駅 140110

Colorful Otsuka Buildings 北大塚二丁目の見回り 140111
Shinjuku Station - Waiting for a Train 新宿駅で電車を待っている 140114

Chuo Line Arriving at Shinjuku Station 新宿駅で中央線の到着 140114

Waiting for Seibu-Shinjuku Line at Higashi-Murayama 東村山駅の西武新宿線 140115

川越市駅の電車 東武東上線を乗る Watching Trains at Kawagoeshi Station 140115

Riding Bus from Takasaka Station 高坂駅からのバス 140115

浜松町駅-有楽町駅 山手線 Hamamatsucho to Yurakucho - Yamanote Line 140116
Yamanote Line Departing Yurakucho Station 有楽町駅の山手線 140116

Illuminated Trees by Yurakucho Station 有楽町駅隣夕暮れの様子 140116

Yamanote Line Train Arriving at Osaki 大崎駅の山手線を乗る 140110g
高坂駅から大東文化大学までのバス Bus Ride to Daito Bunka University 140108g

Twilight Ginza Chuo-Dori 夕暮れの銀座中央通り 140121

Toyoda to Hachioji 豊田駅-八王子駅 Old Train Sounds 140120

More than for the visual element, I mainly took this to record the symphony of sounds this type of old train makes, particularly the sound of the motor at speed (multiple motors, but I think the sound in the video is just of the one near to where I was sitting - this type of train doesn't have a motor for every carriage), but also the sound of the doors when they open, etc.

Nakano Station Evening Rush 中野駅 夕方通勤ラッシュ 140120

Evening Takadanobaba Stationside 夕方高田馬場駅隣 140121

Kasumigaseki to Kayabacho 霞ヶ関駅-茅場町駅 日比谷線 140123

Kuwahata Noriyuki Exhibition 桑幡紀行 Art Space Rondo 展示会 140123
Part of this exhibition consisted of the artist creating a picture over the course of the exhibition, and this video shows him at work on the early stages of the picture.

日本橋駅で東西線を乗る Boarding Tozai Line at Nihonbashi 140123

Marunouchi to Hibiya Transfer at Kasumigaseki 丸の内線日比谷線乗り換え 140123

Old Parking Lot in Ginza 1-Chome 140123

Nothing amazing in this video - it's just that I looked over at an old parking lot with an old type of roof covering the parking spaces, and thought "That looks like it might not be here much longer... best to get some images of it before it vanishes!".  The steel supports for the roof are of an old design that isn't (I don't think) used any more (for new structures).

Scaffolding Between Buildings 140123

Kaleidoscope View A 万華鏡アート 140123

As videos, these (above and below) are something I wouldn't ordinarily post, but I thought the kaleidoscope designs were so interesting that a record ought to made of them.  The one below is actually a straight view (through a lens) of whatever you aim the kaleidoscope at, with the image broken into kaleidoscope patterns.  I walked out into the hallway and (towards the end of the video) back into the gallery while recording the result.

Kaleidoscope View B 万華鏡アート 140123
Chuo to Marunouchi Transfer at Yotsuya 四ッ谷駅中央線丸の内線乗り換え 140123

Departing Yotsuya Station via Marunouchi Line 四ッ谷駅丸の内線 140123

Rolling towards Kasumigaseki Station on Marunouchi Line 丸の内線 140123

Yurakucho Under-Bridge Stroll 有楽町駅橋の下 140123

Shinjuku 3-Chome Night-360 新宿夜三丁目駅近く見回る 140121

Arriving at Yurakucho Station FC View 有楽町駅に到着山手線ホームなど 140123g

I rather like the way this one turned out....

Street Construction in Ginza 1-Chome 銀座一丁目道の工事 140123

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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