Posts Tagged ‘ Shinagawa Station ’

Five (very) Short Vids

Four of these were made in May, 2010, and one in November 2009.  Enjoy – 楽しんで下さい:

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1. A scene along the Kamo River at night.  May 30, 2010 (34 sec):

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2. The People Machine… that’s what it looks like to me.  Shinagawa Station, Tokyo.  May 2010 (36 sec):

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3. Bic Camera, Yurakucho District, Tokyo.  May 2010 (48 sec):

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4. Earlier that same day, May 30, along the Kamogawa.  On the San-jo Bridge looking down & around.  A favorite place of mine (1 min 14 sec):

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5. Late afternoon, before the crowd comes in, at Rub a Dub Reggae, Kyoto.  November 2009 (1 min 37 sec):

Note:  the Rub a Dub vid featured immediately above is part of this photo & vid essay,  “Reggae a la Kyoto.”

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Getting to, waiting for, or on the train.

These were all taken in May, about 2-&-a-1/2 months ago, either on trains or in train or subway stations.  Most of these are new to LetsJapan.Wordpress.Com, but there’s one that I know I featured on this Home Page back in June.  I like that in many of them there are so many individual stories going on, split-second slices of what a person’s thinking, side-by-side or intertwined with the person next to them.  Many of these are taken in or near Shinagawa Station, which was next to the hotel the group I was guiding stayed while in Tokyo.  Tell me what you think.  I may be featuring a couple of these in Birmingham ArtWalk, where I’ll be showing next month.

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Salaryman. Tokyo. 2010.

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Shinagawa Station. Central Entrance. Tokyo. 2010.

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Ebb & Flow. Shinagawa Station. Tokyo. 2010.

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Keeping Occupied. Tokyo. 2010.

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Sunday Morning. Yamato-Saidaiji. 2010.

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On the Yamanote Line. Tokyo. 2010.

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Kyoto Station. 京都駅。 2010年05月29日。

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Shinagawa Platform. Tokyo. 2010.

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Update. Yesterday a friend of mine from back in college days sent me the following message after visiting this little gallery:  “I like these pictures, but they’re giving me the idea that Japan is noir, while I’ve always thought of it as a color explosion.”  I answer Dave with this:

Jidohanbaiki. Kurodani Temple. November 2009.

By the way, yes, that bright yellow can, the one that’s on the middle row, third-in from the right, is “Banana au lait.”

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