Photographer's Note

This photograph is taken at Ueno, Tokyo in the morning. Ueno belongs to the downtown area in Tokyo and many train lines and subways have ridden in Ueno Station as a vestibule leading to the outside of the north in Tokyo. As for the circumference of a station, there is divided clearly by two zones of shopping quarter where store stand in a row greatly and cultural facilities such as the park, the art museum, the concert hall, etc. This photograph was taken in front of Sogakudo located in the end of a park. Sogakudo concert hall was built in 1890 as a school building for Tokyo Music School, which is now the Music Department of Tokyo University of the Arts. The hall made a significant contribution to the development of modern music in Japan. In 1987, the deteriorating building was rebuilt at the present location by Taito City and was designated as an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government in 1988. Sogakudo is still used as a concert hall and the gallery on the first floor exhibits collections of music documentation. The student of the nearby high school passed the passage in front of building as if nothing happen.

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