This is a crossing of the place which came out of the subway "Roppongi Station." Roppongi is located at the northern part of Minato-ku and is one shopping/amusement quarter in Tokyo. Although the Edo period was a samurai residence, this circumference went into Meiji Era and changed into the residential district. Moreover, the military facilities of the Japanese army were placed near Roppongi, and it was also the soldier's town. The military facilities of the Roppongi neighborhood were burned down by the air raid of the Pacific War except the embassy of each country. Military facilities are requisitioned in connection with the end of the war by the allied force who was in charge of occupation of Japan. Therefore, foreigner-oriented a store and a restaurant come made little by little. When it entered in the 1960s, many restaurants and amusement facilities marched out and it changed the figure from the residential town to shopping quarter. Tens of houses stood in a row only at the disco club at the bubble economy term from the second half of the 1980s, and activity was presented while popularization progressed. After that, with collapse of the bubble economy, in 1993 and afterwards, many disco were closed and it was changed into the karaoke lounge etc.,. Now, the figure of a salaried workers or office ladies were conspicuous all day and night by the appearance of a multistory office building, and the image as a business district also became strong a weekday. On the other hand, if night comes on Friday and Saturday of a weekend, the dangerous aspect of the amusement quarter where a bar, a club, a cabaret club, etc. stand close together will be presented. However, Roppongi is also a quiet place with a school or many embassies, when it separates from a little main passage. This is a town with very many foreigners unlike the shopping/amusement quarter in Shinjuku or Shibuya. This photograph was taken in the early morning.
Multi-use building: Workshops
Roppongi girl: Workshops
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jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-20 4:41
A photo of the bustling city life, interesting and very enjoyable to watch. A skilful composition and excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
ourania (12397) 2013-01-20 9:28
a very well composed and captured image that matches your note very effectively. The transformation of this quarter is overwhelming and there are very few elements to distinguish it from any major business and shopping area in the world. I like very much the lighting and the monochrome rendering as well as the dynamic movement of the people against the rigidness of the setting ahead. The word "android" is an astonishing detail in this composition. The workshop pictures are subtle and effective documentaries and reflect the same atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
rbassin (11129) 2013-01-20 9:33
une très belle qualité de rendu des tons gris et noir, bien vu ; une scène en N&B, très intéressante.
pajaran (36246) 2013-01-20 13:08
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled ujutru i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Lepo pokazana jutarnja zurba.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Nice view in the morning and the moment ...
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast.
Good work with beautiful photographs of the workshop.
Demonstrated nice morning rush.
All the best.
fabianoleite (9016) 2013-01-21 5:14
Good black and white, wshowing the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's a picture that seems very modern, very nice work, congratulations!
danos (74020) 2013-01-21 23:03
nice the B/W daily road scene with the people to cross the road.
I like the clarity of the image as its quality.
abmdsudi (26281) 2013-01-27 15:48
It's a quite an insteresting piece of history about this place, thanks to your narratives. This sums up a bit of the feel of hectic urban life where the flow of this image works itself. This is life in a fast lane, their strides lead the field of view and everyone seems also too preoocupied looking in different directions. Interestingly our eyes tend to hover and focus around these subjects andeventualy into the concrete setting in the backdrop in brighter tones. Part of urban life revealing the real situation and funny how we now lead such a busy life and this busy picture says alot. Great shot
Fis2 (73114) 2013-03-08 1:59
Interesting reportorial photo from Ropponogi.
I like this daily life shot.
The black and white increase this emotion.
Have a nice evening.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (6777)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-10-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/4, 1/45 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-20 4:18