This is an area along the Ōshū Kaidō and the Nikko Kaidō located on foot at the place for about 15 minutes from the Asakusa center. This photograph is a shopping mall in this area. Although it was the time near daytime, the shutter of many stores was still closed. This whole place was the base which does not offer a meal from the Edo period. There are many a cheap lodging house in this area at the present. It is the area in which day laborers had gathered once. However, since the charge is cheap and the tourist can easily go the center of Tokyo by using Hibiya Metro Line from the time of the FIFA World Cup Japan-South Korea convention in 2002. So, the town itself changed so that the case where an incoming tourist uses the accommodations of the Nihonzutsumi(San-ya) area might be seen. From the first, it was a posting station of the beginning of the direction of Edo in the Nikko Highway. The cheap lodging house town was formed in the highway entrance of the end of the Tokyo city area by the governmental intention from the early stages of Meiji, and many poor and workers resided. When the postwar period came, the temporary accommodations for disaster victims were prepared by Tokyo Metropolitan Goverment, and these changed to the simple accommodations of the permanent building. When rapid economic growth came soon, it corresponded to the rise of demand for labor, and it developed as a place of simple worker's reservation. About 300 simple hotels were built and located in a line in 1961, and it became a place of residence in which about 20,000 workers gather. In recent years, the use as a cheap hotel by the foreigners (backpacker) who come for a travel to Japan from each country instead of the conventional workers is increasing to simple accommodations. The motion of liking to promote a foreign user's use is seen by the owners of simple accommodations, such as enriching guidance of the English notation in an institution.
The back street of this area: Workshops
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pajaran (36246) 2013-03-05 23:27
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu sa datim podacima.
Sve je vise siromasnih ljudi u svetu ...
Lep pogled na trzni centar ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepe reklame na zidu.
Very interesting and good article on the site with the given data.
A growing number of poor people in the world ...
Nice view of the mall ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Beautiful advertising on the wall.
All the best.
Fis2 (73114) 2013-03-06 4:51
Good reportorial picture.
I like this daily life shot.
I like frame and colors.
karacabeylis (1287) 2013-03-06 5:56
an effective scene from daily life. the truck is well placed and upfront beside the riding woman and alongside the overheaded ads.
holmertz (26958) 2013-03-06 9:29
This is an interesting photo. I am surprised to see cars driving through what to me looks like an indoor area. They give the street a somewhat strange atmosphere. The woman on the bicycle looks more natural here. The many details on the walls make the picture interesting to watch and also give the view good depth. I refer to the long lines of white signs, the red banners, the parked bicycles, artificial flowers etc.
batalay (32860) 2013-03-06 15:10
Hello Mikio San,
Again an extraordinarily informative note give life to the scene. Clean and tidy setting, with the two bicycles bracketing the truck and moving efficiently. The light is well managed and the photo very sharp.
danos (74020) 2013-03-06 23:44
nice the view of this section of the road with the lot of the signs to decorate perfect the whole image.I like the excellent light and colour management as the clarity of it.
jhm (122458) 2013-03-07 4:13
We see a very calm street through the early forenoon.
Two bikers and an camion care for atmosphere.
A nice city image, with excellent depth and perspective.
Excellent captured, lovely panoramic composed.
Very well done, TFS.
macjake (39235) 2013-03-25 9:45
I have to say that i truly enjoy viewing your photo's from Japan, especially these inner city scenes where we get just a glimpse of daily life and culture.
lots of signages to keep us busy.
a very pleasing shot
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (6777)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-05 19:34