December 27, 2008

Printemps Ginza

Printemps Ginza
Printemps Ginza Printemps Ginza is a department store which is located ginza 3-chome along sotobori-dori(street).
It was opened in 1984.
It is popular among young women.

December 26, 2008

Yonei Building

yonei building
Yonei building is a small building which is located ginaza 2-chome.
It was built in 1930.
I like this building.

the entrance of yonei buildingEspecially I love this entrance.
Nostalgic atmosphere still remains in ginza.

December 25, 2008

Light upped Matsuya Ginza

light upped matsuya ginza This is Matsuya department store at ginza.
It is located along chuo-dori(street).
It is one of most popular department store in ginza.

By the way, they cultivate vegetables in the roof of the building.
Because it prevent a temperature rise of the concrete in summer.

December 24, 2008

Light Upped Ginza Mitsukoshi

light upped ginza mitsukoshi
light upped ginza mitsukoshiThis is Mitsukoshi department store at ginza.
This building is located in one of the corner of ginza 4-chome crossing.
I think it is the most famous crossing in Tokyo.

December 23, 2008

Light Upped Wako Building

light upped Wako building
This is Wako department store main store in ginza.
It is a symbolic building of ginza.
I heard that they reduced electricity to light up the building about 70% by improvement of equipment in 1999.

December 22, 2008

Mikimoto Christmas Tree

mikimoto christmas tree
This is a big christmas tree displyed in front of Mikimoto main store.
It is along chuo-dori(street) at ginza.
When I went to there, many people wew taking photo with them cell phone.
I took the photo above around 4 pm.
And after around an hour, I took the photo below.

mikimoto christmas tree

December 21, 2008

Ginza at Twilight

cyuo-dori at ginza 4-chomeIn this time the sun set early.
In this week, I introduce you the sceneries of ginza at twilight.
Ginza is well known upmarket area in Tokyo.

This photo is a view of chuo-dori(street) at ginza 4-chome.
I took this photo on saturday, so the street at this area was car free in afternoon.
Many people were on the road.

December 20, 2008

End Year Jumbo Draw

nishi-ginza chance centerThis is nishi-ginza chance center.
This lottery ticket counter is very popular.

line to the lottery ticket counterPhoto above is a line of the people buying the ticket of "End Year Jumbo Draw"(nenmatsu-jumbo takara kuji).
So many people are in the line.
But, I think probability to hit is same, even if they buy it any place....

I took these photos on November, 29, 2008.

By the way, I introduce you the tresures which I got in this week.

( Awards )

This is a award from (Mad) Daily Photo which is a fantastic photo blog by Tr3nta.

Thanks, Tr3nta.

This award is from Blue Fragments * Fragments Bleus which is a lovely and poetic photo blog by Malyss.

Thanks, Malyss.

December 19, 2008

Small Electric Part Shops in Akihabara

old building in akihabara electric town When I was young
I'd listten to the radio
waitin' for my favorite songs.............(Yesterday Once More)

Maid cafe, anime, game, and otaku good shops....
Akihabara is changing.

But you can still see the nostalgic scenery of akihabara electric town.

electric part shopsAlong the narrow path between old buildings, under the railroad overpath,
there are many of narrow electric part shops.

electric part shop
electric part shop
I think it is the original scenery of akihabara electric town.
I remember when I was a boy, I went to there to find a part of the radio.
So those sceneries take me back to my boyhood.

But just now, I have no time to be in nostalgic mood.
Because, tomorrow, I must go to nishi-ginza for treasure hunting!!
I will be waitting for you there tomorrow!!

December 18, 2008

Maid in Akihabara

maid in akihabara They say that akihabara is a holy place for Otaku.
I think maid cafe is one of symbol of Otaku-culture.
That maid just looks like a character of anime.
She is promoting the maid cafe.

By the way, I will show you a nostalgic scenery in akihabara tomorrow.
Stay tuned!!

December 17, 2008

Akihabara in after noon

akihabara electric town
akihabara electric townWell, at last, we came back to akihabara.
Please remember akihabara is near to "ueno".
And it is also near to "asakusa" where is famous tourist spot.
By the way, those photos are akihabara electric town.
On that day I took these photos, It was cloudy (a little rainy), those lights were on early time.

December 16, 2008

Views from Ueno Park

view from ueno park Photo above is chuo-dori(street).
If you go down along the street to the south, you will got to elctric town of akihabara, and also ginza.

view from ueno parkPhoto above is ueno station and town of ueno.
I took this photo to the east.

December 15, 2008

Shinobazu Pond in Twilight

shinobazu pond in ueno park
shinobazu pond in ueno parkAround a half month I have posted photos of ueno park.
I will come back to this park some day.
Because this park has each beauty in the four seasons.

Well,I will introduce you neighborhood of ueno park in a few days from tomrrow.
Stay tuned!!

December 13, 2008

Ueno Toshogu (3)

Honden(mainshrine)Today I introduce you the main building of ueno toshogu.
The building is called "Konjiki-den".
"konjiki" means golden.

Photo above is a part of the main building, called "Honden"(main shrine).

Honden(main shrine)

Haiden(worship hall)
Photo above is a part of main building, called "Haiden"(worship hall).

Haiden(worship hall)
Haiden worship hall
Those photos were taken on December, 11, 2008

December 12, 2008

Ueno Toshogu (2)

karamon(chinese style gate) Yesterday, We walked on the approach the shrine to here, in front of the Karamon(chinese style gate).
Well, let's go to see the main building.

entrance This is an entrance to the main building.
We have to pay 200 yen each to enter.

path along the wallMain building is surrounded by the wall.
We have to walk around the wall to enter.
Those yellow leaves on the ground are ginkgo leaves.

sukashi-bei (openworked wall)The wall is called "Sukashi-bei", a kind of openworked wall.

small garden in ueno toshoguIf you walk along the wall, you can see this lovely small garden side of the path.

entranceSorry I can't introduce you main building of the shrine today.
Because I wanted to show you these photos.
Tomorrow, I introduce you the main building and the view over the wall.

To be continued.
These photos were taken on december, 11, 2008

December 11, 2008

Ueno Toshogu (1)

gateway to the shrine Toshogu means a shinto shrine devoted Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) who was the founder and first Shogun (general) of the Tokugawa shogunate.

Ueno Toshogu is one of Toshogu.
It is located the southwest corner of ueno park.

Photo above is the gateway to the shrine.
It is made of stone.

If you path through the gate, you will see other gate soon.

gate to the approach to the main shrine Photo above is the gate to approach to the main shrine.

approach to the main shrineThis is the approch to the main shrine, you can see stone lanterns both side of the approach.

stone lanterns
Photo above is stone lunterns.
There are many of stone lanterns and copper lanteans in the shrine.
Those were offered by feudal lords under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate.

stagePhoto above is the stage that is side of the the approach.

copper lanterns Photo above is copper lunterns.
Karamon(chinese style gate)Photo above is Karamon ( chinese style of gate), with Haiden (worship hall) to the rear.
I introduce you Haiden and Honden (Main shrine) tomorrow.

To be continued.

These photos were taken on Nobember 29, 2008.

December 10, 2008

Little Shop in Ueno Park

little shop in ueno parkThis little shop is by entrance of ueno zoo.
They sell drink, snack and small toy.
I think this shop have not changed sinve I was a child.
I like this nostalgic atmosphere.
Please remember, ueno is a down town of Tokyo.

December 9, 2008

Ueno Zoo

Entrance of Ueno zoo
Ueno Zoo is the oldest and most famous zoo in Japan.
It is located in ueno park.
The zoo is divided in two part, east part and west part.
Those two part are connected by a monorail which is first monorail in Japan.

December 8, 2008


sogakudoThis is the oldest western concert hall in Japan.
It is held in ueno park as one of important cultural property.

statue of Rentaro Taki By the building, there is a statue of Rentaro Taki who is well-known composer in Japan.
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