This photograph is taken at Oji Station in Toden Arakawa Line. This station is a station of the halfway point of 30 stop places which are the routes which run 12.2 km of Minowa from Waseda. Structure of a station is also very simple. The Arakawa line is a Tokyo tram route which is uniquely existing in a metropolitan area. Although the Tokyo tram had a 210km route network of 41 routes in the golden age, it was gradually abolished by promotion of the traffic congestion dissolution policy of the 1960s, and the deficit public-works arrangement policy. In it, 32 lines (before the Arakawa garage-Waseda) were unified with 27 (Minowa-Akabane), and the present Arakawa line was able to be done. It is because the on-time was judged to be difficult in operation substitution according to a bus line since traffic congestion was constant to Meiji street which is mostly parallel with this route as a left-behind background. This route has about 50,000 passengers per day now. Since there are variety exterior and interior in the present tram, it is pleasant.
When I am also child, the memory which was taken to parents and went shopping by the tram remains faintly.
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marabu61 (4182) 2012-08-31 13:38
Great photo so typical for Tokyo. So much live and so much going on in this one.
Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend
Daniel from Switzerland
jlbrthnn (79787) 2012-09-01 6:42
This is a typical scene of everyday life, perfectly captured, genuine and spontaneous. The achievement is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
danos (74478) 2012-09-01 8:19
nice the snapshot from the narrow plateau that the passagers use getting down from tram reahing at their destination.
I like the good reportage shot with the light and the colour management to are perfect.
jemaflor (69709) 2012-09-03 23:00
A daily scenery well captured, good zooom effect, nice light management, interesting contribution about your country, tfs.
holmertz (27198) 2012-09-04 11:02
A lively and interesting photo from a tram station. The light was a bit difficult but you have handled it well. The colours are good and I get a strong feeling of what it could be like to stand on that platform. I enjoy the atmosphere of a big city.
nikkitta (6130) 2012-09-04 16:36
I like and enjoy watching theses scenes of train stations you are posting now, they let us to know a bit more about daily live in Japan
Well done with an informative note
chrisvek (5645) 2012-09-05 5:57
Very good shoot of daily life on the city.Superb composition,colors and contrasts on the capture.Great POV too.Well done!
Have a nice day
abmdsudi (27098) 2012-09-05 8:07
This is a picturesque impression of this orderly tram station with spectacular composition, the busy crowds being main interest here. Love the perspective and depth created here with variety of colors but green seems dominating. The vertical lines lead the eyes and recede smoothly to the far background with lots of details and superbly exposed. Nicely taken showing the day to day activity at his characterful tram and its station. Well done. Congrats
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (7076)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-31
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-31 7:49