I was coming by business to Akihabara after a long time. It is on April 1 and is a day of the beginning of a new fiscal year on that day. A new employee goes into a company and a new student enters a school in school. And the consumption tax also went up from today to 8% for the first time in 17 years from 5%. Its influence comes out in almost items, such as a public utility charge, transportation, life goods, and oil etc. While finishing business and returning to the station, I saw much people who can see as new employees. Men and women wore recruit syuts, their faces seemed to fresh. This photograph is taken the place where three male employees and three female employees are having a pleasant chat long time in the open space in front of a station. They seemed the contemporary new employees of the same company which joined a company this year. The environment which surrounds Japanese society is changing a lot. It seems to it that complicated elements, such as acceleration of low birthrate and longevity, the prolonged deflationary depression, increase of a nonregular employee and competition with overseas countries, are entangled. And, the present company is asking not for the talented people who manage safely the work assigned to the employee but for the talented people who challenge a problem without a reply and get the way by originality and creativity.
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pajaran (53008) 2014-04-01 8:54
Interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na poslovne zene i muskarce ...
Dobar trenutak snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazan trenutak.
An interesting and good text ...
Nice view of business men and women ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated moment.
All the best.
saxo042 (37588) 2014-04-02 4:18
A very interesting note and a good capture of modern Japan. A good B & W documentation.
mirosu (14988) 2014-04-02 5:31
Monochrome captures the mood of this street scene much more than color could. You have created a really strong composition with great light & contrast, excellently framed in landscape format.
Very well done.
ikeharel (58929) 2014-04-02 8:37
The young students seem relatively cheerfull, with the tax-rate hike on the same day, Mikio - but i am sure the reason is a bit different: anu new start is with great hope and yield for better future.
Nice taken B&W with fine sharp details.
COSTANTINO (56815) 2014-04-05 22:54
Good morning dear friend
I liked this simple capture in sepia
its a different point of view showing
people of modern Japan
your notes are really useful
abmdsudi (44324) 2014-04-07 8:01
The content of your notes helps to explain this shot better, excellently taken in beautiful light and wonderful expression but wonder what topic of conversation is? I love the fact of no posing, so natural and the effect on the clothes and surprisingly on faces making us involved in the moment. So well detailed and so much going on, excellent street photography, Congrats.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-04-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-01 8:20