This is the very busy Ginza district of Tokyo a few days before New Years. The Japanese celebrate New Years very intensive, i believe it is 10 days! A lot of stores are closed and they visit their families. At midnight december 31st it is very quiet in Tokyo! No fireworks like it is common in most of Europe. The next day the Japanese go to the temples and bless the new year.
Ginza is the very expensive shopping district where you can get everything you want. From cars in the car showrooms to camera stores and huge department stores. On saturday or sunday the streets are car free and you can run thru the streets.
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Jim53 (94) 2006-04-29 7:56
Very good photo Gilbert. I like the fact that Japan is known for it's car manufacturing and highly succesful too. Yet the first three cars in the frame are German made.
Klapaucius (623) 2006-05-08 7:44
I was (sort of) unlucky when I went to Ginza. The sun had already set, so I didn't see it in the day. I only saw Ginza at night.
Maybe Ginza is more spectacular at night, but I think it is rather impressive in the day also.
Thanks for sharing this image. :)
Composition is good. Framing is okay. The point of view is very nice, you seem to have gotten in the road to take this. Were you crossing the road and paused for a moment to take this photo?
yusff23 (470) 2006-05-24 21:04
I was serching Japanese photo and I found this one .The traditional temple and shrine are also the one that makes many peoples feel the atmospherre of Japan,but I think this picture's scenery is real one.I'm really feeling Japan watching this photo.
Thanks for sharing. Yusuke
mphotographies (1976) 2006-07-30 20:52
I've been to Tokyo during their National Day, 3Chome in Ginza district was closed for motorists and opened for pedestrians. Ginza was full of people with their festive mood. I like your composition, sharp and crisp, glitzier if taken at night but your capture shows Ginza at its busiest time.
Your experience at Rainbow bridge is dangerous after all the "9-11"...next time don't run dude! Nice POV of the bridge as well!
ocskaymarci (2684) 2006-09-28 12:49
Your photo shows well how busy Tokyo, so Ginza is. I like the point of view! Nice composition!
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1355)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-12-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A20
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Tokyo 2002
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-16 15:36