Sunday, June 01, 2014

1990 Ikebukuro, Hamamatsucho, Nihonbashi; 1991 Chichibu, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku; 2014 Yurakucho, Ginza, Ryogoku, Etc.

Views from 1990, 1991, and 2014 in this batch of videos.  Lots that should be said, but not much time to say it in.  I suppose the videos can (mostly) speak for themselves, and hopefully the titles are good guides to what's in each one.  No Hollywood style excitement exactly, but lots to see if you pay attention to details.
1991 秩父散策散歩 Chichibu Walkabout 910505
1991 秩父駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 西武線 Chichibu to Hibarigaoka - Seibu Line 910505
1991 ひばりヶ丘駅-池袋駅 西武池袋線 Hibarigaoka to Ikebukuro - Seibu Line 910507
1991 Ikebukuro Walkabout 池袋散策散歩 910507
1991年の池袋ゲームセンター Ikebukuro Game Arcade 910507n
1991年の自動改札口器械の中ビュー Ticket Gate Machine Internal View 910507
The first automatic ticket gates were pre-IC cards and operated by reading magnetic data on the backs of paper tickets.  The machines were very complex and tickets that had been damaged led to malfunctions (rainy days were bad, as some people would put in damp tickets, etc.).  And so it was not an uncommon sight to see them being serviced and/or opened to retrieve someone's stuck ticket, etc.

1991 池袋駅-南千住駅 山手線と常磐線 Ikebukuro to Minamisenju 910507
1991年の日暮里駅の電車 Train Watching at Nippori Station 910507
1991 南千住散策散歩 Minami-Senju Walkabout 910507
This area included a time-slip zone with dirt streets and an atmosphere that seemed to be from decades before....
1991 寄居駅-秩父駅 秩父線 Yorii to Chichibu - Chichibu Line 910505
西武新宿線上り電車の窓風景 Inbound Seibu Line Window View 140511g

新橋駅-浜松町駅 山手線 Shinbashi to Hamamatsucho - Yamanote Line 140515g

北大塚 市電が通る Streetcar Passing in Otsuka 140511

新橋駅-有楽町駅 山手線 Shinbashi to Yurakucho - Yamanote Line 140515

神田駅-品川駅 京浜東北線 Kanda to Shinagawa - Keihin-Tohoku Line 140515

有楽町駅-新橋駅 山手線 Yurakucho to Shinbashi - Yurakucho Line 140515

御茶ノ水駅-品川駅 京浜東北線 Ochanomizu to Shinagawa - Keihin-Tohoku Line 140516

神田駅-品川駅 京浜東北線 Kanda to Shinagawa - Keihin-Tohoku Line 140515

東京駅八重洲口工事現場 目が回る Construction by Tokyo Station 140516

Small Park in Ginza in the Rain 銀座にある小さい公園 雨の日 140516

東京駅-元万世橋 中央線 Tokyo to Manseibashi - Chuo Line 140516

To the *former* Manseibashi Station that is - but one of the station's two platforms is still there and contains a coffee shop (by day) and izakaya (by night).  (The train doesn't stop there, but I stopped the camera where the station is, so...)

西武新宿駅ホームの様子 Platform Scene at Seibu-Shinjuku Station 140516

西武新宿駅-西武高田馬場駅 Shinjuku to Takadanobaba - Seibu Line 140516

1991 新宿散策散歩 Shinjuku Walkabout 910502
1991 新宿駅-池袋駅 埼京線 Shinjuku to Ikebukuro via Saikyo Line 910502

1991 池袋駅 JR線から西武線の乗り換え JR to Seibu Transfer at Ikebukuro 910502

1991 西武池袋線ホームからの見回り Seibu-Ikebukuro Line Platform View 910502

1991 池袋駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 西武池袋線 Ikebukuro to Hibarigaoka via Seibu Line 910502
1991 ひばりが丘-池袋駅 西武池袋線 Hibarigaoka to Ikebukuro via Seibu Line 910503

1991年のとーぶカードを買う Buying a Tobu Ticket Card 910503

This type of card was short-lived.  It could only be used to buy tickets, which you could do from the same machines with cash, so there wasn't much point in buying them really, other than for their value as souvenirs and as a way to (marginally) speed up the process of buying a ticket.  It wasn't long after these came out that they came out with cards that could be used directly in the ticket gates, and then (of course), there was no point in continuing to sell these.
Actually, the best thing about this video is that I was going to press the buzzer button at a window to show how a guy would magically appear and give me change for a Y10,000 bill, but just then an older man pressed the button, and in the style of the (very) old days, asked the guy in the window how much it cost to go somewhere.  The man was basically from another era and probably from another (less automated) area of the country.  It's an excellent demonstration (via the audio track mostly) of how it used to be done.
1991 東武東上線の旅 Tobu-Tojo Line Window Views 910503
1991 Bookstore Walkabout 本屋の様子 910502

高尾駅で114型 雨の日 Series-114 Train on Siding at Takao 140430

高尾駅から114型の出発 Series-114 Train Departing Takao Station 140430

Shinkansen Coming Out of Tunnel by Akihabara Station 秋葉原駅 140502

Artist Drawing at Gallery Rondo 140502

Middle of the Night at Chuo Line Suburban Station 140503

Yurakucho Under Tracks Izakaya Tunnel 140509

金曜日の夜の有楽町SB Friday Evening at Yurakucho-SB 140509

夜遅くの有楽町駅ホーム Late Night Yurakucho Station Platform 140509

Cool Old Building - From Top to Bottom 140509
Not sure when this building was built - but it is thought to have been constructed in either the 1920's or 1930's.  Probably the 1930's, as that was when a lot of steel-reinforced concrete buildings similar in design went up.
Cool Old Building - From Bottom to Top to Bottom 140509
Examining Old Building - With Verbal Comments 140509
東京駅で電車を待っている Waiting for Train at Tokyo Station 140502

Evening Yurakucho 夕方の有楽町 140502

Yurakucho Track-side Walk 有楽町散歩 140502

Old Type Express Train Passing Suburban Chuo Line Station Etc 中央線 140503

中央線 上り電車の窓ビュー Inbound Chuo Line Window View 140505

神田駅-東京駅 中央線 Kanda to Tokyo via Chuo Line 140508

東京駅で京浜東北線を乗る Boarding Keihin-Tohoku Line at Tokyo 140508
有楽町駅-品川駅 京浜東北線 Yurakucho to Shinbashi (Keihin-Tohoku Line) 140508

大井町線の電車 大井町駅から到着と出発 Trains at Oimachi Station 140508

Passing Express Train on the Oimachi Line 東急大井町線の急行が通る 140508

Arriving at Shinagawa Station via Keihin-Tohoku Line Train 京浜東北線 140508

有楽町駅-品川駅 山手線 Yurakucho to Shinagawa via Yamanote Line 140508

Train Window Blur 140508

秋葉原駅に到着と新幹線 In Parallel Beside Shinkansen on Way to Akihabara 140509

Entering Ryogoku Station from North Side 両国駅に入る 140509
両国駅のホームの様子 Waiting for a Train at Ryogoku 140509

両国駅-秋葉原駅 夜の総武線 Ryogoku to Akihabara (Sobu Line) 140509

Sobu Line Platform at Akihabara 秋葉原駅の総武線ホーム 140509

Looking Around by a Busy Road 140509

秋葉原駅-神田駅 山手線 Akihabara to Kanda (Yamanote Line) 140509

大崎駅のホームエスカレーター Escalator to Platform Ride at Osaki Station 140508g

夕暮れの両国 Twilight Stroll in Ryogoku 140509g

小泉恵一と小林清美インスタレーション アートスペースロンド 140515

May 16th 2014 Art Installation at Art Space Rondo 140516

Yamanote Line Departing Osaki Station 山手線大崎駅 140522

Installation at Art Space Rondo in Ginza 140522

Blue Sky and White Clouds in Osaki 大崎空と雲とビル 140522

Old Building Details 古いビルの一部 140523

Keihin-Tohoku Train Passing Yurakucho SB Street Scene 140523
Chuo Line Central Tokyo Moat View 中央線からの堀ビュー 140522

有楽町駅-浜松町駅 山手線 Yurakucho to Hamamatsucho - Yamanote Line 140522

Kanda Station Escalator Recordings 神田駅エスカレーター 140523

山手線 東京駅辺りの窓ビュー Yamanote Window View Near Tokyo Station 140523

有楽町駅向かいの散歩 Walking Towards Yurakucho Station 140523
有楽町 新幹線が通り過ぎ Shinkansen Passing By - Yurakucho Evening 140523

1990年の夜散歩 西新宿 歌舞伎町 大久保 高田馬場 新宿区 900621

1990 高田馬場駅-池袋駅 山手線 Takadanobaba-Ikebukuro 900621

1990 Hibarigaoka Saturday Afternoon ひばりが丘 900623

1990 Ikebukuro East Side Walkabout Etc 池袋東口散策散歩 900623

1990 浜松町朝散策散歩 Hamamatsucho Morning Walkabout 900625

荻野美穂子 クレパス画展示会 Art Space Rondo 奥野ビル501号室 140529

有楽町ストリート居酒屋 Yurakucho Street Izakaya 140530

Late Night Yurakucho 夜遅くの金曜日有楽町 140530

有楽町駅で夜中の金曜日山手線を待ってる Midnight Yurakucho Station 140531

神田駅を通る新幹線 Morning Shinkansen Passing Kanda Station 140529

Entering Takadanobaba Station 高田馬場駅を入る 夜 140529

Seibu-Takadanobaba Platform Walk 西武高田馬場駅ホームの様子 140529

Osaki Platform Escalator 大崎駅ホームまでのエスカレーター 140530

山手線窓の風景 大崎駅と品川駅の間 Osaki to Shinagawa - Yamanote Line 140530
1990 田町駅までの散歩 Evening Walk to Tamachi Station 900625

1990 夕方田町駅と山手線 Evening Tamachi Station と Yamanote Line 900625

1990 夕方東京駅 Evening Tokyo Station Walk-through 900625

1990 夕方の日本橋散策散歩 Evening Nihonbashi Walkabout 900625

1990 三越前駅-渋谷駅 半蔵門線 Mitsukoshi-mae to Shibuya - Hanzomon Line 900625

高尾駅-高尾山口駅 京王線 Takao to Takaosanguchi - Keio Line 140526

清滝駅-高尾山駅 高尾登山電鉄 Takaosan Cable Car Ride to Top 140526

清滝駅-高尾山駅 高尾登山電鉄 Takaosan Cable Car Ride to Top 140526

高尾山と雲空 Watching Clouds from Mt Takao 140526

高尾山のある冷たい五月夕暮れ Twilight Cold Mt Takao Evening 140526

清滝駅近くの滝と蛙のシンフォニー Frogs and Waterfall Near Mt Takao 140526

高尾山口駅-高尾駅 京王線 Takaosanguchi to Takao - Keio Line 140526

京王高尾駅 夜の電車が出発 Keio Takao Station Night Trains 140526

1990 夜のハチ公広場と渋谷 Hachiko Square and Nighttime Shibuya 900625

1990 渋谷駅-池袋駅 山手線 Shibuya to Ikebukuro - Yamanote Line 900625
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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