Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Anther Five Months (of 2016) plus 1990, 1991, and 1992 Views

   Back in early January I posted five months' worth of video links, thinking that was an amazingly long time to have gone without updating this blog... and here it is again - *another* five months have passed (almost) as it's the last day of May now.  As always, time is the issue.  There is only so much of it in a day, and so everything that you want to get done, there tends to not be enough time for.
   It never ceases to amaze me to think back to when I was a kid in elementary school and there were times when I was bored and wished I had something interesting to do!  Now there are *always* more things I want to do than I have time for - so how could there have been extra time before?  It makes me want to jump in a time machine and go visit my younger self - to say: "Hey you!  Don't stand around wasting your/my time!  Do something!  Like what?  Like study Japanese!  Get an early start on that and make things easier for me/you in the future/now!"
   Well, anyway... on to the videos.  The 2016 ones are (roughly, not perfectly) in chronological order, but the early nineties (1990, 1991, and 1992) material isn't chronological, but does tend to be in groups of clips taken on the same or neighboring days.  In this blog I've often posted both above and below links, but I'll try to (mostly) put text below the links for this post.

1991 夜中のあざみ野駅 Midnight Azamino Station 910108
https://youtu.be/unfZvVxDs-c

1991 夜中の武蔵境-ひばりが丘散策散歩 Musashisakai to Hibarigaoka Midnight Walk 910109
https://youtu.be/FBD67iHTIWA

My camera had an f1.8 lens, which enabled night videography (to an extent), but image sensors weren't very sensitive back then, so anything not fairly well-lit in this old material tends to be indistinct or just lost in analog ancient sensor blackness....

1991 新宿駅から西新宿へとまた新宿駅 Shinjuku Station to Nishi-Shinjuku and Back 910110
https://youtu.be/UJOnHyUF9uw

1991 回数券の自動販売機 新宿駅 Batch-Ticket Vending Machine 910110
https://youtu.be/sqsBH51oN_E

   I found it personally fascinating to (re)-watch this footage I took back then of someone buying the *kaisoken* (回数券) tickets (eleven for the price of ten when you bought them in a batch) from a machine that *only* sold that type of ticket.  Past this early stage of automatic ticket gate (and corresponding ticket vending machines) development in Tokyo, the machines became multi-functional and there ceased to be dedicated machines for this type of ticket.
   Actually - in more detail - the original automatic ticket gates were paired with (mostly) existing ticket machines, and that worked by just loading the old ticket machines with rolls of tickets (printed and cut within the machine) that had magnetic material on the back of them.  When you put one of those tickets into a ticket gate, it (magnetically) recorded the information about where you were entering the system on the back (magnetic side) of the ticket, and that was (magnetically) read on the other end wherever you exited the system (or the printed location was read by a human if that station hadn't had the automatic ticket gates installed yet).
   The vastness and complication of the Tokyo train system is probably why it was (relative to many other mass transit systems at that time) a bit slow to automate.
   As I typed up the above, it occurred to me that you could probably have bought a ticket at one station, and then entered a different station via the (magnetic) automatic ticket gates, and the machinery wouldn't have known where the ticket was purchased.  I never tested that, but it might have worked... the initial machinery was Very Complicated *mechanically* (and broke down fairly often - particularly when people put in damaged or wet tickets), but quite simple electrically, as it was implemented when the system was still mostly operated with human beings.  Now it's almost completely automated (with IC-chip-embedded cards) and (opposite how it was before) Very Simple mechanically, but Very Complicated electrically.

1991 新宿駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 埼京線と西武池袋線 Shinjuku to Hibarigaoka 910110
https://youtu.be/Pf0nOJVKASk

1991 あざみ野駅-武蔵境駅 夜中の電車 Azamino to Musashisakai Midnight Trains 910109
https://youtu.be/ZYrQnz8_3pU

1991 西武池袋線 池袋駅まで 富士山を見えるなど Seibu-Ikebukuro Line Window View 910110
https://youtu.be/egSjolwrWXc

1991 夕方池袋の散策散歩 Ikebukuro Station Area Quick Walkabout 910110
https://youtu.be/9lEcG3JPDt8

1991 夕方埼京線 池袋駅-新宿駅 Ikebukuro to Shinjuku - Afternoon Saikyo Line 910110
https://youtu.be/5OT6OWQby5s

秋葉原駅 ホームの様子 Akihabara Station Platform Scene 160121
https://youtu.be/W5jirpJzYwc

新井薬師前駅 冬の夕方ホームの様子 Winter View of Araiyakushimae Station 160121
https://youtu.be/PzNfXYCa3NY

新井薬師前駅 夕方ホームの様子 Araiyakushimae Station Evening Platform Scene 160121
https://youtu.be/pY40QfyY948

雪の朝 八王子駅-西八王子駅 中央線 Hachioji to Nishi-Hachioji - Snowy Morning 160118
https://youtu.be/un8fAu7jEdA

新井薬師前駅辺り 夜冬の様子 Araiyakushimae Station Area at Night 160121
https://youtu.be/6DcJ_J3i8lI

Araiyakushimae Station Area at Night 新井薬師前駅辺り 夜冬の様子 160121
https://youtu.be/NfuJyCi_Ijw

新井薬師前駅隣の踏切 Railroad Crossing by Araiyakushimae Station 160121
https://youtu.be/i-vn_DPVCj0

(Above and Below) - It's been long enough since I took this batch of videos (taken in January 2016) that I had to think for a minute before I remembered why I took so many views of Araiyakushimae Station.  I heard that this station is going to vanish in the not-so-distant future when this section of the Seibu-Shinjuku Line is put underground.  I got the impression that the station is completely vanishing (since the stations are quite close together in this area), but I may have gotten that wrong and it may just be that the station will be moved underground.  Either way, the above-ground station is not long for this world.  It was a bit of a nostalgia trip for me walking around this station.  Almost all the stations in Tokyo (on the privately operated lines anyway) used to be basically something like this.

Crossover Bridge at Araiyakushimae Station 新井薬師前駅 160121
https://youtu.be/HVjBikYczX4

新井薬師前駅 ア 上りホーム Araiyakushimae Station - Inbound Platform-2 160121
https://youtu.be/_CNdUnil_lo

新井薬師前駅 イ 上りホーム Araiyakushimae Station - Inbound Platform-2 160121
https://youtu.be/PjAspEcL-TI

新井薬師前駅 ウ 上りホーム Araiyakushimae Station - Inbound Platform-2 160121
https://youtu.be/TJuESB2R42w

Watching Train Passing from Bridge at Araiyakushimae Station 新井薬師前駅 160121
https://youtu.be/nzlmszrB4w8

Cold Winter Night - Waiting for a Train ある寒い夜 160121
https://youtu.be/46th3W5Hb64

冬の下り西武戦 Winter Outbound Seibu Line Train 160121
https://youtu.be/mmQ61NlhcE8

西武新宿線 横窓の夜景色 Nighttime Seibu-Shinjuku Line Night Train 160121
https://youtu.be/26MSf3BYTuw

1991 ひばりが丘-新宿 雪 西武池袋線と埼京線 Hibarigaoka to Shinjuku 910112
https://youtu.be/BrxN0f_OmDY

1991 西新宿 寒い日の散策散歩 Walkabout on Cold Day in Nishi-Shinjuku 910112
https://youtu.be/sQP2RslNIjA

1991 新宿から世田谷まで バスの旅 Bus Ride from Shinjuku to Setagaya 910112
https://youtu.be/iKk5Zmhkwi8

1991 世田谷区 国道246号線 玉川通り Setagaya-ku Walkabout by Route 246 910112
https://youtu.be/VO4Ug105tbY

1991 大通り 車の音など 世田谷区 Traffic Noise Etc on Main Road 910112
https://youtu.be/vHmHfKNrWBM

1991 世田谷区 住宅街散策散歩 Setagaya Residential Walkabout 910112 
https://youtu.be/4QibUG-owzE

1991 夕方世田谷散策散歩 三軒茶駅辺り Evening Setagaya Walkabout 910112FB
https://www.facebook.com/lylehsaxon/videos/10208504579594437/

1991 世田谷線 三軒茶駅-松陰神社前駅 昔の車両 Setagaya Street Car Ride 910112
https://youtu.be/2ko2K-HaD9I

1991 三軒茶駅辺り 夜の様子 Sangenjaya Station Area Walkabout 910112
https://youtu.be/YSufcMm34xY

1991 ひばりが丘-東久留米 Hibarigaoka to Higashi-Kurume 910203
https://youtu.be/yrYV2pccSa0

1991 立ち読みと本を買う Bookstore Reading and Buying 910203
https://youtu.be/Z6b5iFHkeUw

Not long after this, bookstores resorted to wrapping most of the manga they sold in clear plastic, so you could read the front and bock covers, but had to buy the book to read it.

1991 東久留米駅 Higashi-Kurume Station 910203
https://youtu.be/IAHiDcSR53E

1991 Suburbia in Western Tokyo 東久留米市の住宅街散策散歩 910203
https://youtu.be/XlzpWPbrn9o

1991 東久留米駅辺り散策散歩 Higashi-Kurume Walkabout 910203
https://youtu.be/_utY2Sgi9LA

1991 大泉学園駅-保谷駅 西武池袋線 Oizumigakuen to Hoya - Seibu Line 910203
https://youtu.be/IzIY-Eoms5k

1991 保谷駅辺り夜散策散歩 Hoya Station Area Night Walkabout 910203
https://youtu.be/JQQRmrHabvg

1991 保谷駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 西武池袋線 Hoya to Hibarigaoka - Seibu Line 910203
https://youtu.be/xBxAK5DLJ3Q

1991 ひばりが丘夜散策散歩 Hibarigaoka Station Area Night Walkabout 910203
https://youtu.be/3qoquexQFGw

1991 東久留米駅-大泉学園駅 西武池袋線 Higashi-Kurume to Oizumigakuen 910203
https://youtu.be/AB6Pd4yCWNE

1991 大泉学園駅辺り夜散策散歩 Oizumigakuen Station Area Walkabout 910203
https://youtu.be/X5zuIlAtIEg

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅-新宿駅 西武池袋線と埼京線 Hibarigaoka to Shinjuku 910205
https://youtu.be/Sfo_Pl7Ak1Y

1991 新宿夕方も夜も東も西も彼方此方 Shinjuku Night Walkabout 910205 
https://youtu.be/VtClj81WZ9c

This is Shinjuku Station Folks (Audio)
https://youtu.be/0WWKIQO193I

Inside the Chuo Line - Very Short 160202
https://youtu.be/zV0k_rq6sbI

新宿駅 山手線 2016年
https://youtu.be/rvE_0RWxpJk

夜の小川駅 西武拝島線 Nighttime Ogawa Station - Seibu-Haijima Line 160126
https://youtu.be/a-iJKH-T080

東京駅-神田駅 中央線 Tokyo to Kanda - Chuo Line 160129
https://youtu.be/ZqZeaxJxfok

夜の中央線がやって来る Chuo Line Train Arriving at Night 160129
https://youtu.be/J3fjO9z6tZE

Ambulance Passing Tokyo Station (Short) 160205
https://youtu.be/HlPdJHCMp9E

Evening in Yurakucho 夕暮れの有楽町 160205n
https://youtu.be/S2RxNC-0wrc

Night Station
https://youtu.be/ABzIGKBbbto

Trains Coming and Going at Otsuka Station 大塚駅 - 山手線 160206
https://youtu.be/cfcMvG_DuGg

Old Hallways - Echoes, Voices, Etc (1932 Building) 160205
https://youtu.be/MsqfIqSS4r0

東京駅前のハイウェイバス 八重洲口 Tokyo Station Bus Area 160205
https://youtu.be/n09SHEJF_0c

Window View While Arriving at Ikebukuro Station 池袋駅 160206
https://youtu.be/PnAhJ1RRPI0

池袋-大塚駅 山手線 Ikebukuro to Otsuka - Yamanote Line 160206
https://youtu.be/9ORuoxra6K0

大塚駅 山手線の電車がやって来る Arriving Yamanote Line Train 160206
https://youtu.be/hpzv-PvZJyQ

1991 終電時間の池袋駅 Midnight Ikebukuro Station 910206
https://youtu.be/Ip7f0OZPUf0

1991 終電時間のひばりヶ丘駅とその辺り Midnight Hibarigaoka Station Area 910206
https://youtu.be/wml7VdIL-Yg

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅南口辺り Hibarigaoka Station South Side 910207
https://youtu.be/R0xd3BzElKA

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅-新宿駅 夕方西武線と埼京線 Hibarigaoka to Shinjuku 910207
https://youtu.be/tOcYbrq35_M

1991 新宿駅南口夕方散歩 Shinjuku Station South Exit Evening View 910207
https://youtu.be/Lg3Pvy7Muyg

1991 夕方の西新宿 国号20号 Evening Nishi-Shinjuku - Route-20 910207
https://youtu.be/GQsELyTaCGc

1991 西新宿 駅までの夜散歩 Nishi-Shinjuku at Night - Walk to Station 910207
https://youtu.be/IH8pPCV5xSU

1991 新宿駅-渋谷駅-中目黒駅 山手線と東横線 Shinjuku to Shibuya to Naka-Meguro 910207
https://youtu.be/ppDjHAWrmQ0

1991 渋谷駅 山手線から東横線までの乗り換え Shibuya Station Transfer 910207
https://youtu.be/hhdfLcRYvpM

1991 中目黒駅とその辺りなど Naka-Meguro Station at Night 910207
https://youtu.be/yDzQ99htKiY

1991 所沢駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 西武池袋線 金曜日の朝 Tokorozawa to Hibarigaoka 910208
https://youtu.be/3O8oSx0nTPw

1991 祐天寺の午前四時半頃 430am Yutenji 910208
https://youtu.be/HHbl_3l6Aas

1991 祐天寺駅 午前五時頃の金曜日 500am Yutenji Station 910208
https://youtu.be/JuT-id3c6TI

1991 祐天寺駅-渋谷駅-池袋駅 東横線と山手線 Yutenji to Ikebukuro 910208
https://youtu.be/rC3HLeUuV1g

1991 西武池袋線午前六時頃の下り急行 600am Outbound Seibu-Ikebukuro Line 910208
https://youtu.be/ZJUzURdVFX4

1991 所沢駅 午前六時半頃 金曜日 Tokorozawa Station 630am 910208
https://youtu.be/F24El6RCncQ

1991 高崎線の下り旅 列車の前向き Takasaki Line - Outbound Front Cab View 910209
https://youtu.be/PLRH0B-DGZI

1991 ひばりが丘-池袋駅 西武池袋線 Hibarigaoka to Ikebukuro - Seibu Line 910209
https://youtu.be/i2SDVVZdVys

1991 池袋駅 土曜日の朝 Ikebukuro Station - Saturday Morning 910209
https://youtu.be/BBVEgPoa0pI

1991 池袋駅-十条駅-赤羽駅 埼京線 Ikebukuro to Jujo to Akabane - Saikyo Line 910209
https://youtu.be/8mG3yvgLxxw

1991 赤羽駅と下り列車高崎行き 土曜日の朝 Akabane Station - Outbound Train 910209
https://youtu.be/St_9R-yOr9Q

1991 赤羽駅の朝通勤ラッシュ Akabane Station Morning Commuter Rush 910209
https://youtu.be/ldzI6UbEOu4

1991 赤羽駅-大宮駅 高崎線 Akabane to Omiya - Takasaki Line 910209
https://youtu.be/3u_b5p1qAqM

品川駅-東京駅 上野東京ライン Shinagawa to Tokyo - Ueno-Tokyo Line 160227
https://youtu.be/MbBjI3p3A24

新宿駅-大崎駅 湘南新宿ライン東海道線直通特別快速 Shinjuku to Osaki SSLTCTK 150122
https://youtu.be/8GahHX3Qz6U

Crossing a River 160208
https://youtu.be/s_QqyJEkX1s

Train Arriving 160208
https://youtu.be/SW1c8MD8YFU

Metal Stairs 160218
https://youtu.be/gHy9WK0LdTo

Entering Subway 160212
https://youtu.be/EHorYagHdk8

小平駅 夜の電車の内 Waiting in a Train at Kodaira Station - Seibu Line 160212
https://youtu.be/XlOBdstwXSk

花小金井駅-小平駅 夜の西武新宿線 Hana-Koganei to Kodaira - Seibu Line 160212
https://youtu.be/yEHhNh13R1c

高田馬場駅-目白駅-池袋駅-大塚駅-巣鴨駅 山手線 Takadanobaba to Sugamo - Yamanote Line 160304
https://youtu.be/dQpJG8pUXlE

Rattly Window Panes in Old Door 160219n
https://youtu.be/Tt3BfYWLB0M

品川駅 15番線と16番線 Shinagawa Station - Tracks 15 and 16 160227
https://youtu.be/i3683tGeJX8

大崎駅 5番線 ホームの様子 Osaki Station - Track Number Five 160227
https://youtu.be/WVamxAyzN3g

有楽町のガード下の居酒屋トンネル Izakaya Tunnel in Yurakucho 160219n
https://youtu.be/wysMKWem2pA

丸ノ内線 四ツ谷駅からトンネルへ入る Marunouchi Line - Yotsuya Station - Entering Tunnel 160225
https://youtu.be/ufGG8lYfBdI

有楽町駅 京浜東北線の出発と見回り Yurakucho Station - Keihin-Tohoku Line 160219
https://youtu.be/V4KxR-_2q5c

品川駅隣の工事現場 夕暮れ 品川駅-新橋駅 Shinagawa Construction Site - Twilight 160305
https://youtu.be/55wHC00wBYs

夕方の東京駅 Evening Tokyo Station 160227
https://youtu.be/jpAoWqounKA

四ツ谷駅 丸ノ内線がやって来る ホームの様子 Yotsuya Station - Platform Lookaround 160225
https://youtu.be/v78Syuc5Ir4

特急は早いです Express Train Tears Through Station 160317
https://youtu.be/23NN68Siq_c

常磐線下り列車 (A) 特別快速 土浦行き Joban Line - Tokubetsu-Kaisoku - Tsuchiura 160317
https://youtu.be/GEuRsdArZZI

常磐線下り列車 (B) 特別快速 土浦行き Joban Line - Tokubetsu-Kaisoku - Tsuchiura 160317
https://youtu.be/KV4EgeGbqc8

常磐線下り列車 (C) 特別快速 土浦行き 橋 Joban Line - Tokubetsu-Kaisoku - Tsuchiura 160317
https://youtu.be/mD583_c7t-U

常磐線下り列車 (D) 特別快速 土浦行き Joban Line - Tokubetsu-Kaisoku - Tsuchiura 160317
https://youtu.be/BMZ2fI0CdOA

常磐線下り列車 (E) 特別快速 土浦行き Joban Line - Tokubetsu-Kaisoku - Tsuchiura 160317
https://youtu.be/LI_zzeSJvCE

常磐線下り列車 (F) 特別快速 土浦行き Joban Line - Tokubetsu-Kaisoku - Tsuchiura 160317
https://youtu.be/z_7Nd6USLuA

常磐線下り列車 (G) 特別快速 土浦行き Joban Line - Tokubetsu-Kaisoku - Tsuchiura 160317
https://youtu.be/C9n3pIrZTMM

Waiting 160308
https://youtu.be/TaVnGGfqhPQ

大井町線 大井町駅に到着 Oimachi Line - Arriving at Oimachi Station 160317
https://youtu.be/sAX0ZSNVZGc

京浜東北線 秋葉原駅-上野駅 快速 Akihabara to Ueno - Keihin-Tohoku Line 160317
https://youtu.be/WcK-7bOxtaI

上野駅 ホームの様子 Ueno Station Afternoon Platform View 160317
https://youtu.be/wdhZuaQM9vY

常磐線 15車両列車上野駅到着 15-Car Joban Line Arriving at Ueno 160317
https://youtu.be/WusPJmR-Bn4

午後人影のない牛久駅 下り常磐線の出発 Afternoon Ushiku Station - Joban Line 160317
https://youtu.be/tQwg-ebvIyU

牛久駅 上り常磐線15車両列車の出発 Joban Line 15-Car Train Departing Ushiku Station 160317
https://youtu.be/dje-7futL1Y

夜特急 牛久駅を通る Night Outbound Express Train Passing Ushiku Station 160317
https://youtu.be/T49E6djxHGU

高田馬場夜 電車と人々 Takadanobaba at Night 160317
https://youtu.be/V2PRsI3TmLI

Suburban Night Train 夜の電車 160317
https://youtu.be/lJkAD261Y_A

分倍河原-西府 南武線 Bubaigawara to Nishifu - Nanbu Line 160319
https://youtu.be/E62RafWHrBQ

西府-谷保 南武線 Nishifu to Yaho - Nanbu Line 160319
https://youtu.be/a8YmH_2gbBo

谷保-矢川 南武線 Yaho to Yagawa - Nanbu Line 160319
https://youtu.be/XA0VvVy5SmU

矢川-西国立 南武線 Yagawa to Nishi-Kunitachi - Nanbu Line 160319
https://youtu.be/dKdgBmSFrew

西国立-立川 南武線 Nishi-Kunitachi to Tachikawa - Nanbu Line 160319
https://youtu.be/x15FJSqL1ac

京王線 高尾駅 Keio Line Takao Station 160319
https://youtu.be/RSPn00hvJAw

南武線 分倍河原駅 Bubaigawara Station 160319
https://youtu.be/2VUHyGY4epA

1991 黒磯駅 宇都宮線 栃木県 Kuroiso Station - Tochigi 910216
https://youtu.be/6hC3KPf69a4

1991 黒磯駅-赤羽駅-池袋駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 宇都宮線 埼京線 西武池袋線 Utsunomiya Line 910216
https://youtu.be/I7-h739V-5s

1991 宇都宮線 車内停電 車内の照明が消える 910216
https://youtu.be/id34YtwruP4

1991 池袋駅内 土曜日の夜 Ikebukuro Station Saturday Evening 910216
https://youtu.be/r2zeQwHwIUA

1991 石神井公園駅-池袋駅-新宿駅 西武池袋駅と埼京線 Ride to Shinjuku 910219
https://youtu.be/56c8bqJt7ZI

1991 新宿 新宿駅南口から西新宿への夕方散策散歩 Walk into Nishi-Shinjuku 910219
https://youtu.be/Kc7fGSnh28E

1991 夜の西新宿 新宿駅まで歩く Nighttime Nishi-Shinjuku Walk to Shinjuku 910219
https://youtu.be/ETS6uayFolY

1991 新宿からひばりが丘まで 埼京線と西武池袋線 Shinjuku to Hibarigaoka 910219
https://youtu.be/8uAMnnhrZUA

1991 午後のひばりが丘 Afternoon Hibarigaoka 910221
https://youtu.be/poQPXTUf1sg

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅-池袋駅 西武池袋線 Hibarigaoka to Ikebukuro - Seibu Line 910221
https://youtu.be/3yTNkapfZss

1991 池袋駅-目白駅-高田馬場駅-新宿駅 山手線 Ikebukuro to Shinjuku - Yamanote Line 910221
https://youtu.be/PgldjQOXE1Y

1991 夕方の西新宿 Afternoon Nishi-Shinjuku 910221
https://youtu.be/dS8zOMqL5Uk

1991 Night Walk to Shinjuku Station - Nishi-Shinjuku 西新宿散策散歩 910221
https://youtu.be/dME6n1dGwkc

1991 夜の埼京線 下り列車 Nighttime Saikyo Line - Outbound Train 910221
https://youtu.be/dKbk_YvTKSg

Reflecting Light Down Behind Apartment Building 160402
https://youtu.be/7WAtPPjtmIs

あずさ・かいじ E257系 特急列車が武蔵境駅を通過します Express Passing Musashisakai 160405
https://youtu.be/OhbpEVaT8ks

中央線が武蔵境駅に到着 Chuo Line Arriving at Musashisakai Station 160405
https://youtu.be/zk1YUDA5r3E

高田馬場駅-目白駅-池袋駅 山手線 Takadanobaba to Ikebukuro - Yamanote Line 160401
https://youtu.be/1F7ynl4wY3c

桜花見 大塚 Cherry Blossoms in Otsuka 160402
https://youtu.be/Bxs8ok8CEUA

立川駅-日野駅-豊田駅-八王子駅 中央線 Tachikawa to Hachioji - Chuo Line 160402
https://youtu.be/IV9JXGTEnQ4

八王子散策散歩 Hachioji Walkabout - Station to Side Streets 160402
https://youtu.be/I2INZCj8jaU

1992 新宿屋上ビュー Rooftop View in Shinjuku 920704
https://youtu.be/DsHxIRUOXhU

1992 西新宿大通散歩 新宿駅まで Main Street Walk to Shinjuku Station 920704
https://youtu.be/nWGMUiXHHw0

1992 土曜日 新宿駅-渋谷駅-三軒茶屋駅-居酒屋 山手線と東急田園都市線 920704
https://youtu.be/VbjLMEiZNhA

Didn't have room to include English in the title for the above video.  It was taken on a Saturday and I went from Shinjuku to Shibuya to Sangenjaya (using the Yamanote Line and the Denentoshi Line), where I met a local acquaintance for a beer.

1992 三軒茶屋駅-新宿駅 Sangenjaya to Shinjuku 920704
https://youtu.be/gJ0sajl6KIU

1992 高円寺駅までの散歩 Walk to Koenji Station 920705
https://youtu.be/GPFUce950Qg

1992 日曜日朝の電車 Sunday Morning Tokyo Trains 920705
https://youtu.be/LQjlC4K2caM

1992 彼方此方 Random 920705
https://youtu.be/Jcn9hcPmiTM

1992 彼方此方 西武線 中央線など Random Views - Seibu and Chuo Lines Etc 920829
https://youtu.be/f-f-J0k10YE

1992 有楽町駅辺り散策散歩 Yurakucho Station Area Walkabout - Edge of Ginza 920830
https://youtu.be/No6B2v91-Rg

1992 有楽町駅-上野駅-宮原駅 京浜東北線と宇都宮線 Yurakucho to Miyahara 920830
https://youtu.be/0cAdlUWzcVQ

1992 宮原駅-赤羽駅 宇都宮線など Miyahara to Akabane - Utsunomiya Line 920830
https://youtu.be/oiHiUS83EtA

1992 宮原夕方散歩とドライブと夜の公園と宮原駅 Miyahara Views - Drive Etc 920830
https://youtu.be/UjhL9YIfpn8

公園 Park 150507
https://youtu.be/H6wczh1ImxE

反射 Reflections 150507
https://youtu.be/aLBVsu7JUoQ

Hungry ラーメン食いたいなぁ 160412
https://youtu.be/WlHd1EltB6s

Escalator エスカレーター 160413
https://youtu.be/8CwsgsyNotc

Takadanobaba Izakaya Side Street 高田馬場 160415
https://youtu.be/KAMzWgLExf8

Birds Trucks Cars Birds 160419
https://youtu.be/pPn7kd0M4BQ

池袋夕方反射 Ikebukuro Evening Reflections 160412
https://youtu.be/R-_qkkN7cuw

池袋駅 夕方ホームの様子 Ikebukuro Evening Platform View 160412
https://youtu.be/ibsRDIFXWyY

池袋駅から夜出発 Departing Ikebukuro Station - Night View 160412
https://youtu.be/Y60XrBqwNj4

山手線との電車レース Train Race with Yamanote Line 160412
https://youtu.be/VP83Wwdmf_0

武蔵小金井駅-東小金井駅 中央線 Musashi-Koganei to Higashi-Koganei - Chuo Line 160413
https://youtu.be/uw5QASX-lUc

夕暮れ武蔵境駅ホームの様子 通過列車など Twilight Musashi-Koganei Platform View 160413
https://youtu.be/0RqoXFjnkxE

中央線反射 武蔵小金井駅-国分寺駅 Chuo Line Nighttime Window Reflections 160413g
https://youtu.be/IiJ9u1pMvQo

夕方秋葉原駅ホームの様子 Evening Ikebukuro Station Platform View 160415
https://youtu.be/ljU7iCsI4y8

秋葉原駅-日暮里駅 山手線 Akihabara to Nippori - Yamanote Line 160415
https://youtu.be/-waFfOsr7lk

所沢駅から出発 ホームの様子 Departing Tokorozawa Station 160419
https://youtu.be/HsCkbDz1lXw

1992 彼方此方 ひばりが丘 池袋 新宿 Here and There - Ikebukuro Shinjuku Etc 920905
https://youtu.be/ugScGVwUc0w

1992 午後の九月道 中野とバスとか Evening September Roads in Nakano Etc 920905
https://youtu.be/VTGW5kRRCTA

1992 新宿駅隣 西側 Shinjuku - West Side of Station - Quick View 920913
https://youtu.be/fSBf1-sxpBQ

1992 夜中の三鷹駅 最終電車の最終お客さん 920913
https://youtu.be/sKp3ohxlonI

Midnight Mitaka Station - last passenger on the last train of the day....

1992 夜のひばりが丘 Nighttime Hibarigaoka 920919
https://youtu.be/0ItIWU5jTRs

1992 日吉駅までの夜電車 Night Trains to Hiyoshi Station 920919
https://youtu.be/VNLCNDT1U6w

1992 夜の日吉駅と夜のひばりヶ丘駅 Nighttime Hiyoshi Station と Hibarigaoka Station 920919
https://youtu.be/PXAYGLxxS8Y

1992 バス 木造のフロア Wooden Floored Bus 920905
https://youtu.be/BDNsBIeVzH8

1992 中央線の到着 中野駅 Chuo Line Arriving at Nakano 920905
https://youtu.be/hgGQJlLaIqw

1992 日曜日の九月晴れた池袋駅辺り September Day in Ikebukuro 920913
https://youtu.be/--xRpz8uYpw

1992 埼京線車内 スピードの音 新宿終点向き Saikyo Line - Speeding Towards Shinjuku 920913
https://youtu.be/YzdVOPUzAAs

1992 中野辺りまでのバス Bus to Nakano Area 920919
https://youtu.be/ORUjHawtmrw

1992 中野大通りと裏道 Nakano Main and Side Streets 920919
https://youtu.be/D2YJNE_EJTQ

The main streets of Nakano look about the same now as they did in 1992, when this was taken, but some of the back alleys have been completely demolished and now only exist in memory and old footage of the area (like parts of this 1992 video).

1992 練馬駅までのバス Bus to Nerima Station 920919
https://youtu.be/9mcrvYwcekw

1992 練馬駅から下り西武池袋線 Seibu-Ikebukuro Line Outbound from Nerima 920919
https://youtu.be/C6pKfl89OVQ

1992 新宿駅新南口 当時の様子 Shinjuku New South Entrance - 1992 View 920913
https://youtu.be/HdY7OUEN8c4

This part of Shinjuku Station was only configured this way for... ten or twenty years.  There was no entrance to the station not long before 1992 and it's completely different again now with the new bus terminal building that just opened about a month ago (in 2016).

1992 夜の渋谷と色々な彼方此方 Nighttime Shibuya - Here and There 920920
https://youtu.be/ns8VYlzhaQ4

1992 ランダム東京 Tokyo - Here and There 920927
https://youtu.be/wjGcNehBGDg

1992 夜中の地上中央線 Midnight Pre-Elevated Chuo Line 920927
https://youtu.be/M1hiYbdUYBI

1992 夜中の道と九月の虫歌 Midnight Roads and September Insect Songs 920927
https://youtu.be/wGBlRA5dkVY

1992 池袋とか Ikebukuro Etc 920928
https://youtu.be/tQl8Vgbpxz8

1992 朝のバスなど Morning Bus Etc 920929
https://youtu.be/BQj7Kk_0UYg

1992 夕方下り西武池袋線など Evening Seibu-Ikebukuro Line 920929
https://youtu.be/s0-seoN8alA

1992 飯能駅辺り Hanno Station Area 921004 
https://youtu.be/ebQ3mLJ3HCg

1992 飯能駅前からのバス Bus from Hanno Station 921004 
https://youtu.be/HcFV7-_E0hU

1992 夕暮れの田舎列車 八高線かな Hachiko Line Maybe 921004
https://youtu.be/Dfx18l7wJuE

神田駅-四ッ谷駅 夕方中央線 Kanda to Yotsuya - Evening Chuo Line 160426
https://youtu.be/te4iVMKArQ0

末広町駅 銀座線 営団01系電車 Suehirocho Station - Ginza Line 01-Series Train 160426
https://youtu.be/CXFXPI9bbuo

東京駅-神田駅 夕方中央線 Tokyo to Kanda - Evening Chuo Line 160426
https://youtu.be/Qmm323cB_Z4

1990 金曜日の夜 タクシーの列 ひばりヶ丘駅前 Friday Night Taxi Line 900330
https://youtu.be/yiziEL1o6qY

1990 山手線 渋谷駅など Yamanote Line - Shibuya Station Etc 900330
https://youtu.be/v22VY0VxyMM

1990 六本木夜道散策散歩 Roppongi - Friday Night Street Scene 900330
https://youtu.be/NLWMSaNxhtM

1990 六本木駅 バブルの夜 Roppongi Station - Friday Night 900330
https://youtu.be/0xzEBgaMyBg

1990 六本木駅-恵比寿駅 日比谷線 Roppongi to Ebisu - Hibiya Line 900330
https://youtu.be/oMvxN25oW3U

1990 恵比寿駅 日比谷線から山手線の忙しいバブル夜の乗り換え Hibiya to Yamanote 900330
https://youtu.be/L0iYykzyeI4

1990 恵比寿駅 JR-Ebisu Station 900330
https://youtu.be/JuDSJdZtDIo

1990 有人改札 田町駅 手動改札口 Tamachi Station Manual Ticket Gates 900402
https://youtu.be/7KENKqGoJ_s

1990 田町駅西口へ歩く Walking to Tamachi Station 900402
https://youtu.be/ELvndHLM_Sk

1990 田町駅東口散策散歩 Tamachi Station East Side Walkabout 900402
https://youtu.be/T2FMeHh4q48

1990 田町駅からの京浜東北線 Keihin-Tohoku Line from Tamachi Station 900402
https://youtu.be/3tdWxrH37n0

1990 夕方田町駅 Evening Tamachi Station 900402
https://youtu.be/5altQ9IYkfQ

1990 銀座 月曜日の夜 Ginza - Monday Evening 900402
https://youtu.be/ioKrMG-j-TI

1990 地下鉄の公衆電話 Public Telephones in the Subway in Ginza 900402
https://youtu.be/dAmU-IeUJSY

May Green 春の緑 160503
https://youtu.be/TXvkviBm1s8

Walking Through Grass on Dirt 160503
https://youtu.be/rJ8vadt-HLI

高尾山駅-高尾山口駅 京王線 Takao to Takaosanguchi - Keio Line 160427
https://youtu.be/jFXLmypxY7E

高尾山口駅から見て新しい温泉 New Onsen by Takaosanguchi Station 160427
https://youtu.be/3LRnWud7_wY

高尾山口駅 ホームの様子と電車内 Takaosanguchi Station Platform View 160427
https://youtu.be/GfTwe2Lk3Zw

高尾山口駅-高尾山駅 京王線 Takaosanguchi to Takao - Keio Line 160427
https://youtu.be/IlWEqHxxXnQ

高尾山下の新緑 春の色 Spring Green at Base of Mt. Takao 160427
https://youtu.be/7bvbiitvxlc

1990 大手町駅辺り Otemachi Station Area 900403
https://youtu.be/4z_aBVgrmLI

1990 East Gardens of the Imperial Palace 皇居東御苑 900403
https://youtu.be/qSPA03QpC2U

1990 East Gardens Gate to Nihonbashi Station 900403
https://youtu.be/nxdUzEsikUA

1990 日本橋駅 道からホームまで Nihonbashi Station - From Street to Platform 900403
https://youtu.be/RR8_zJnMA1Y

1990 銀座の昼間道 Daytime Ginza Streets 900403
https://youtu.be/Mk6Va1CXXTI

1990 品川の27秒間 (ウィング高輪) 27 Seconds in Shinagawa 900403
https://youtu.be/93xFWNEt170

1990 品川駅地下通路 Shinagawa Station - Under-Tracks Concourse 900403
https://youtu.be/eTA4Ocp4C8A

1990 夜の山手線 前向き Nighttime Yamanote Line - Front View 900403
https://youtu.be/x9bGHcMrzJE

1990 池袋駅 夜遅くの火曜日 Ikebukuro Station - Late Night View 900403
https://youtu.be/hPDexDFaj2Q

1990 池袋駅 山手線車内とホームから出発 Ikebukuro - Yamanote Arrival and Departure 900403
https://youtu.be/9CL6Aim8Wg4

1990 日本橋駅-銀座駅 銀座線 Nihonbashi to Ginza - Ginza Line 900403
https://youtu.be/tNJjXQNiAlU

1990 東京駅-新橋駅 東海道線 品川駅に向かう Tokyo to Shinbashi - Tokaido Line 900403
https://youtu.be/LIL-QrwavK8

1990 西武池袋線 午前九時ごろ Seibu-Ikebukuro Line - 900am 900405
https://youtu.be/vvDEzuctj4I

1990 朝の池袋駅 Ikebukuro Station - Thursday Morning 900405
https://youtu.be/YzVe3HsKaTQ

1990 東京駅-田町駅 山手線 Tokyo to Tamachi - Yamanote Line 900405
https://youtu.be/_SXW_M0vdGc

1990 池袋駅-東京駅 山手線 Ikebukuro to Tokyo - Yamanote Line 900405
https://youtu.be/4FGJhqtW_1c

光紡ぎ 影綴り *inoayu* ゆうき慧真 ギャラリー銀座一丁目 二人展 160506
https://youtu.be/JYqruwDoeXo

高田馬場駅-目白駅-池袋駅 山手線 Takadanobaba to Ikebukuro - Yamanote Line 160508
https://youtu.be/MmvSjrJiojI

池袋駅-大塚駅 山手線 Ikebukuro to Otsuka - Yamanote Line 160508
https://youtu.be/o9c-bdUeDsc

秋葉原の錆し横道 Akihabara Lonely Side Streets 160510
https://youtu.be/NICHdCwBm4s

Former End of the Chuo Line 160510
https://youtu.be/kb_n9iZDbtE

Old Type Tokaido Line Train - Seen from Yamanote Line 160512
https://youtu.be/6mv7XrXLELE

川越市駅 東武東上線がやって来る Kawagoeshi Station - Tobu-Tojo Line Arrival 160514
https://youtu.be/cmTCtFu6XZM

森林公園駅-東松山駅 東武東上線 Shinrinkoen to Higashi-Matsuyama - Tobu-Tojo Line 160514
https://youtu.be/cgFyvsXaJis

大崎駅 夕方ホームの様子 Osaki Station - Evening Platform View 160513
https://youtu.be/kfMsvVKgGPA

山手線 大崎駅にやって来る Yamanote Line Arriving at Osaki Station 160513
https://youtu.be/Eb1cPHDUW0I

東武東上線の快速急行 川越市駅-坂戸駅 Tobu-Tojo Line - Kawagoeshi to Sakado 160514
https://youtu.be/kjdeHLXEMw4

坂戸駅-東松山駅 東武東上線の快速急行 Sakado to Higashi-Matsuyama - Tobu-Tojo Line 160514
https://youtu.be/bCvm7PywtpE

万世橋上の見回り Manseibashi - Quick-360 160510
https://youtu.be/zOxm1k-hx2M

元万世橋駅内階段 通る電車の音 160510n
https://youtu.be/bABve0ECSYM

Twilight Shinjuku - Trains Coming and Going 夕暮れの新宿 160510
https://youtu.be/yz86G1-4zxs

浜松町駅-田町駅-品川駅 山手線 Hamamatsucho to Shinagawa - Yamanote Line 160512
https://youtu.be/OwVSPYMEYIM

大崎駅-品川駅 山手線 Osaki to Shinagawa - Yamanote Line 160513
https://youtu.be/fCeyUmC-taE

品川駅-田町駅 山手線 Shinagawa to Tamachi - Yamanote Line 160513
https://youtu.be/1zXbDmxW8wg

田町駅-浜松町駅-新橋駅-有楽町駅 Tamachi to Yurakucho - Yamanote Line 160513
https://youtu.be/ghWa8Mq_uUw

有楽町駅-東京駅 山手線 Yurakucho to Tokyo - Yamanote Line 160513
https://youtu.be/JriATl7KPT0

1991 上目黒1丁目都営住宅 Kami-Meguro Old Apartments 910511
https://youtu.be/PDp5Wn4eKq4

1991 中目黒駅辺り散策散歩 Naka-Meguro Station Area Walkabout 910511
https://youtu.be/Su5QBoDNYbY

1991 夕暮れ中目黒駅辺り散策散歩 Twilight Walkabout - Naka-Meguro Station Area 910511
https://youtu.be/tHBr_l0Lzls

1991 中目黒駅-日吉駅 東急東横線 Naka-Meguro to Hiyoshi - Tokyu-Toyoko Line 910511
https://youtu.be/2IJvE3bZkcE

1991 日吉駅-渋谷駅-新宿駅-池袋駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 Hiyoshi to Hibarigaoka 910511
https://youtu.be/OcgF0AKmMMk

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅-池袋駅-銀座駅 Hibarigaoka to Ginza 910513
https://youtu.be/t2KLX6BaHTM

1991 有楽町と銀座の平日散策散歩 Yurakucho and Ginza Walkabout 910513
https://youtu.be/V3JhkrlOG24

1991 銀座駅-池袋駅 丸ノ内線 Ginza to Ikebukuro - Marunouchi Line 910513
https://youtu.be/JCs00tQqzn8

1991 池袋 東口散歩 Ikebukuro East Side Walkabout 910513
https://youtu.be/w0SGjliF2p8

1991 池袋駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 西武池袋線 Ikebukuro to Hibarigaoka - Seibu-Ikebukuro Line 910513
https://youtu.be/6oEMjk8S_tA

1991 ひばりが丘 曇りの日 Hibarigaoka Cloudy Day 910516
https://youtu.be/v8ESC5OSRtI

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅-銀座駅-東銀座 丸ノ内線と日比谷線 Hibarigaoka to Higashi-Ginza 910516
https://youtu.be/EnT9TsNh6W8

1991 東銀座駅辺り 人々と立ち読みと車車とトラックと散歩 Higashi-Ginza Station Area 910516
https://youtu.be/IBRmawPMbNs

1991 武蔵野市散策散歩 Musashino Walkabout 910616
https://youtu.be/hIPJc_oqp20

1991 黒磯散策散歩 栃木県 Kuroiso Walkabout 910216
https://youtu.be/FfD9cbLWkxw

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅辺り-池袋駅-銀座駅-東銀座駅 Hibarigaoka to Higashi-Ginza 910520
https://youtu.be/fIQgQrfx98E

1991 東銀座駅辺り散策散歩 Higashi-Ginza Walkabout 910520
https://youtu.be/AiYAzxhbED8

1991 東銀座駅-銀座駅-池袋駅-ひばりヶ丘駅など Higashi-Ginza to Hibarigaoka 910520
https://youtu.be/zcdB5ZAR4Fc

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅前工事現場 Hibarigaoka Construction Site 910523
https://youtu.be/eYclqAzHjwY

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅-南口から北口まで Hibarigaoka Station South and North Sides 910523
https://youtu.be/dZEs9JvMUrg

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅-池袋駅-新宿駅 Hibarigaoka to Shinjuku 910523
https://youtu.be/8IL0rH5Sdm4

1991 新宿思い出横丁 お昼の様子 昭和時代の雰囲気 Shinjuku Omoide-Yokocho 910523
https://youtu.be/w_NLinga9vI

1991 昼の中央線 新宿駅-神田駅-東京駅 Afternoon Chuo Line - Shinjuku to Tokyo 910523
https://youtu.be/qRCek2tDLAE

1991 東京駅-池袋駅 山手線 Tokyo to Ikebukuro - Yamanote Line 910523
https://youtu.be/_AsuXkeIGiY

1991 池袋 西口散策散歩 工事現場とか Ikebukuro West Side - Construction Etc 910523
https://youtu.be/bN2ry9L8AdI

1991 池袋駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 西武池袋駅 Ikebukuro to Hibarigaoka - Seibu-Ikebukuro Line 910523
https://youtu.be/v-vZ0cYJRXc

1991 東京中央郵便局 切手を買う Tokyo Central Post Office - Special Stamps 910523
https://youtu.be/jQKC75L2kAU

1991 新宿 東口と西口の散策散歩 Shinjuku Lunchtime Walkabout East and West 910523
https://youtu.be/Scc1ceipcFo

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/
http://youtube.com/lylehsaxon
http://lylehsaxon.blogspot.jp/
http://lookback1997.blogspot.jp/
http://tokyoht.blogspot.jp/

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Continuity & Context - Foreign Language Learning

Preamble: I was talking with an acquaintance about language learning and in writing a general response to them about the topic, it just occurred to me that it would be good to have the text I wrote about this subject in a blog post - so next time I can just send someone the link! :)  Here it is:

Dear [foreign language student],
   I've been meaning to write in more detail, but have been busy with things, and then got distracted....
   Basically I thought I should say something about continuity and context.  The problem with language education in general is that it is generally not designed for the students, due to logistical reasons.
   In school, there is one teacher and 35 or so students, so the material and tests need to be designed in way that the lone teacher (with all those students) can - logistically - handle lesson presentation and student grading.  Since it's a logistical problem, it's not really the teacher's fault, but it's most unfortunate for the poor students who study from defective material and are given irrelevant tests!
   Fast forward a little to adults working at companies.  Again we run into logistical problems!  The companies need to assess who has what skills, and - as tends to be the case at school - the methods of ascertaining skill levels are made for logistical reasons that are counterproductive to actual comprehension and ability to use a language.  In short - they are designed for the companies, not for the individuals.
   Language is only partly a science; it is at least as much an art, and like learning to play a musical instrument or dancing in a beautiful way, you have to learn through doing.....
   The next thing I need to say here is a conclusion!  Basically it's this: You get better at a language by using it.  And as a specific criticism of the adult testing system, it tends to be a lot of bits and pieces thrown at students with no context or continuity.  Probably no one on planet earth could score 100% on those (often deeply flawed) tests.
   So... how are you these days anyway? :)
- LHS

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

"Intensive Image Recording in 1990-93 - Why?"

I was recently asked to respond to a few questions regarding my image-recording in the early 1990's, with my response to be in a Japanese language on-line article.  Since my English will be translated (I can write in Japanese, but badly and with bad grammar), I think it's essential to have the original English posted in case there are any issues that arise from the Japanese version.  Regardless of the vastly overused term "direct translation", most things translated between radically different languages (and English and Japanese are radically different) cannot be translated directly, so there is always a shift.  Anyway - here goes.
The first multi-part question (about what I am, what planet I'm from, etc.) is one I'm often asked and always somewhat at a loss to answer.  If you introduce someone who designs computer hardware for example, you can simply say "Steve, let me introduce you to Bill.  Bill is a computer hardware engineer over at Intel".  In my case, it's a little more complicated.  I spent a lot of time studying photography, and I consider myself to be a photographer, but since professions are (generally) defined by how someone gets hard cold cash in hand, and since I've never earned a living from photography (other than some small sums earned for freelance photography jobs), I can't (popularly) be introduced as a photographer.  This used to bother me, but I've since come to regard it as a badge of honor almost.  I look at the people who are called "professional photographers" and often they're just technicians with expensive equipment and access to salable subjects to aim their cameras at.  Many are not very artistic....  Artistic photographers quite often can't make a living at their craft, since the world (generally) doesn't respect art.
In any case, while I initially wanted to make a living with/from photography, it quickly became apparent that that wasn't likely to happen, and in describing the photos I took in text, the value of writing became increasingly apparent.  So can I be introduced as a Photojournalist?  It's a better fit than Photographer, but not the complete picture.  There's also technical writing and whatnot.  Maybe I should just call myself a "21st Century Scrambler" as in scrambling to make a living and continue my craft (of image recording and writing).
The next question I was asked is, what do I consider to be the most substantial changes to Japan since the 1990's.  Now this one is rather difficult to answer.  I think the best answer I can give at the moment (I'll continue to think about this one, and probably start to think of a slew of things to say) is to relate a two-part experience I had.
The first part is what you can see and hear (and possibly feel somewhat) through the 1990-93 videos of Tokyo that I took and have posted to YouTube, specifically the scenes of Shibuya.  I was in Shibuya every week back then and got quite used to the atmosphere of the area and the set of feelings you would get while walking down the street.  Less the visual element than the feeling in the air - a kind of collective resonance of the thoughts and feelings of everyone around me.
Second part:  I ended up spending my time mostly in other areas of the city and didn't spend time among the street crowds in Shibuya for many years.  And then in... about... 2007 maybe?  I'm not sure of the year, but the evening is very sharp in my memory.  I went to Shibuya to re-experience the old feeling of walking in the crowds - as shown somewhat in this 1991 video:

1991 - Shibuya Evening Walkabout 渋谷夕方散策散歩 (911123)
https://youtu.be/FqG2l7D2L1M

I started walking down one of the streets... joining the crowds... looking around and seeing the same age group of young people around me and expecting to tune into the vibes from the area, as I so often did in the past, but....  It didn't happen.  Something was wrong... well... not wrong exactly, but very clearly different.  I looked around, trying to figure it out: "What is it?  What is so different?  Mainly the same scenery... a few new stores, buildings, and whatnot, but pretty much the same scenery, the same young people... the same... wait....." and then something came into conscious thought.
It was one of those things that is so basic, fundamental, and just plain obvious, that it remains elusive to conscious thought, since the brain allocates no resources to things that are overly obvious.  Probably you're ahead of me on this - but here it is anyway.  The reason the thought-vibes were different was because; while the people around me were of the same age group I used to walk among, they were a completely different set of people!  The young people I used to walk the streets of Shibuya with were now middle-aged - at home with their kids or working late as part of middle-management or whatever.  The people around me were different people.   So obvious, so simple, and so overlooked!  How can you be surprised that the world changes into something different when a different set of people take to the surface of the earth under their own power?
The last question has often seemed kind of a mystery to me as well, but the more I think about it, the simpler it appears.  The question is why did I take so many pictures back then?  Everybody does now, but it wasn't a popular thing to do back then.  Reread that last sentence and you have the answer.  I had a 30fps image and sound recording machine in my hands - I looked around and saw that Tokyo was rapidly changing, and everyone seemed to be only interested in New!-New!-New! and so I felt quite driven to record things that were clearly not going to be around very much longer.  Now when I'm at some event and everybody - every man, woman, grandmother, grandfather, child, and space alien has their cameras (via micro-computers) in hand recording things, I usually just leave my camera in my pocket.  What's the point?  The event/time is being vastly over-recorded already.  There's no need for me to add to it.  I looked ahead - back in 1991 - and felt there was a genuine need to record the world I lived in before it was irrevocably changed - as it indeed came to be.
Well - there it is.  Now I'm nervous about the translation.  Anything translated is going to be shifted.  Will my intent be faithfully formed into Japanese?  I wonder, but I don't have the time right now to attempt to write the above in Japanese.  (To the translator: If my meaning is unclear in places, feel free to contact me with questions so I can clarify things.)
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/
http://youtube.com/lylehsaxon
http://lylehsaxon.blogspot.jp/
http://lookback1997.blogspot.jp/
http://tokyoht.blogspot.jp/

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Five Months' Worth... Oops... (1991, 1993, & 2015)

I knew I had a backlog of video links to videos I've taken/uploaded, but when I looked at the dates and realized they went all the way back to August, I thought, "Wait... this goes all the way back to August?!!  Seriously?!?!! - Yikes!!"  I've been busy, but five months is really too long!  Once a month wouldn't be too bad....  Just now, I almost postponed doing this again.  I considered doing this, or posting some more videos and I almost put this off again in favor of working on new things to post.
Anyway, here we go.  There is no way I can possibly comment on all these in detail.  I'll look over the titles as I get the blog post ready and (possibly) comment here and there on some random things.  But the titles of the videos are fairly descriptive, so not much really needs to be said....

Note about photographs on this page: Some of the photos I'm posting on this page tie in closely with the videos, but others are put as a parallel view -also of Tokyo, but taken on different days and of different places (within Tokyo).

新宿思い出横丁 Shinjuku Omoide-Yokocho 150818
https://youtu.be/t__zT4UibuQ

夜の中央線 Nighttime Chuo Line 150811
https://youtu.be/4C_d8tNubeY

東京駅-御茶ノ水駅 中央線 Tokyo to Ochanomizu - Chuo Line 150811
https://youtu.be/0g8AqLTL2Vo

高尾山 夕方の虫音 Insect Sounds at Mt Takao 150831n
https://youtu.be/x2cLfVRRY3k

夕暮れ高尾山ケーブルカーのケーブルとモーターの音 Cable Car Motor Sounds 150831
https://youtu.be/1_Bi8q1O0gs

高尾山ケーブルカー 清滝駅-高尾山駅 Takao Cable Car - Kiyotaki to Takaozan 150831
https://youtu.be/Nh1v4HWw5Kc

Nighttime Temple Insect and Airplane Sounds Etc 夏の夜 虫の音 150831
https://youtu.be/Ze3-U-lZHSc

高尾山口駅-高尾山駅 京王線 Takaosanguchi to Takao - Keio Line 150831
https://youtu.be/u8wdOH8j7II

夜の高尾山ケーブルカー 高尾山駅-清滝駅 Takao Cable Car - Takaozan to Kiyotaki 150831
https://youtu.be/t7FGWdpxz6E

夜の京王線 高尾駅から出発電車 Trains Departing Nighttime Takao Station 150831
https://youtu.be/uh_wqnXJqtk

夕暮れの西武新宿線到着 小川駅 Evening Seibu-Shinjuku Line Train 150901
https://youtu.be/lqU4VUlGe3A

雨の夕暮れ新宿思い出横丁 Twilight Shinjuku Omoide-Yokocho in the Rain 150901
https://youtu.be/PG7NVSgTwRw

夕暮れの新宿 雨の日 Rainy Twilight Shinjuku 150901
https://youtu.be/CQOCVhpWCuw

夜の西新宿 夜反射 Nighttime Nishi-Shinjuku - Reflections Etc 150901
https://youtu.be/YbRSPEKc7I0
高田馬場駅前東口 Takadanobaba - East Side 150905
https://youtu.be/Zgb5Entry1c

エスカレーター Escalator 150905
https://youtu.be/em91DslT-qU

夕方秋葉原 Evening Akihabara - Walking Under Railway 150904
https://youtu.be/3mj48c0iQ6E

1991 池袋駅 埼京線から西武線の乗り換え Ikebukuro Transfer - Saikyo-Seibu 910826
https://youtu.be/-rlRrnG7Luw

1991 池袋駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 西武池袋駅 Ikebukuro to Hibarigaoka - Seibu Line 910826
https://youtu.be/FsAz5LMfxRc

1991 東京中央郵便局 切手を買いに Tokyo Central Post Office 910826
https://youtu.be/jQixrZkLjmo

1991 新橋駅-東京駅 山手線 Shinbashi to Tokyo - Yamanote Line 910826
https://youtu.be/MJSqK1IqgDA

1991 新橋駅 地下鉄とJR Shinbashi Station - Subway and JR 910826
https://youtu.be/rbKlCFanSWU

1991 西馬込駅-泉岳寺駅-新橋駅 Nishimagome-Sengakuji-Shinbashi 910826
https://youtu.be/RZmt2_5P650

1991 東京駅-新宿駅-池袋駅 中央線と埼京線 Tokyo-Shinjuku-Ikebukuro 910826
https://youtu.be/lcu-qPnrvyA

1991 川崎散策散歩 Kawasaki Walkabout 910901
https://youtu.be/-O03snM5MN0

1991 京急川崎駅-平和島駅 京急線 Keikyu-Kawasaki to Heiwajima - Keikyu Line 910901
https://youtu.be/uGhqr5aQQys

1991 池袋駅-品川-川崎駅 Ikebukuro-Shinagawa-Kawasaki, 910901
https://youtu.be/VuLb7JFh5Ws

1991 平和島駅 野鳥公園 太田市場 京急線 大井埠頭中央海浜公園など Heiwajima Walkabout 910901
https://youtu.be/UK0eJ6Aw29o
夜中の国立駅 ホームの様子 Midnight Kunitachi Station 150911
https://youtu.be/IB79GWNgl48

新橋駅 夜遅くのホームの様子 Shinbashi Station - Late Night Platform View 150911n
https://youtu.be/YFSxQjqaJYY

夜の銀座横道 Night Ginza Side Street 150911
https://youtu.be/BSt9SG6ZdyE

有楽町駅前 夜の京橋口 Yurakucho - Night View by Southeast Kyobashi Exit 150911
https://youtu.be/FulMptcOwtI

新橋 夜の横道 金曜日午後十一時ごろ Shinbashi Night Walk to Station - Past 11PM 150911
https://youtu.be/54pHjctDRA4

有楽町駅-新橋駅 山手線 金曜日の夜 Yurakucho to Shinbashi - Yamanote Line 150911
https://youtu.be/WeQOaiQ4i1o

1993 池袋と彼方此方の東京 Ikebukuro Tsukiji Etc 930525
https://youtu.be/NjIci8pcBtk

1993 飯田橋と東京と四ツ谷と新宿など Iidabashi Yotsuya Etc 930702
https://youtu.be/p9P-OpwcpOg

1993 東西線など 中野駅から日本橋駅までなど Tozai Line A 930625
https://youtu.be/oY2yrujeY6s

1993 東西線など 大手町駅-西船橋駅-浦安駅など Tozai Line B 930628
https://youtu.be/zGue7BLf5as

1993 大和駅辺りなど Yamato Station Area Etc 930703
https://youtu.be/m7ILQLzVmcE
夜の中央線内 Nighttime Chuo Line Train Interior 150925
https://youtu.be/YoOef95YJ30

品川駅内 Shinagawa Station Evening Concourse 150925
https://youtu.be/tQa9_D7Fpus

大崎駅 山手線の到着 Yamanote Line at Osaki Station 150925
https://youtu.be/peop7bDaTZI

銀座一丁目 雨の横道 Ginza 1-Chome in the Rain 150925
https://youtu.be/pfNW54Cr_KI

上野駅 山手線の到着 Boarding Yamanote Line at Ueno Station 150925n
https://youtu.be/Q4wTN87Dubg

東京駅-上野駅 宇都宮線 Tokyo to Ueno - Utsunomiya Line 150925
https://youtu.be/OFmV5PkuIog

品川駅-東京駅 東海道線 Shinagawa to Tokyo - Tokaido Line 150925
https://youtu.be/i5e0PjVMs4s

有楽町駅ホーム 通る電車 Trains Passing Yurakucho Station 150925
https://youtu.be/DeuPzcCHq6U

上野駅-有楽町駅 山手線 Ueno to Yurakucho - Yamanote Line 150925
https://youtu.be/hEvz2wwUShI

1991 国際フォーラムの工事現場 Kokusai Forum Under Construction 910905
https://youtu.be/bt2Cvn_w9MU

1991 海浜島と東海三丁目と昭和島の夜散策散歩 Kaihamajima Etc Walkabout 910901
https://youtu.be/_fC1MT_nfN4

1991 市場散策散歩 Wholesale Market Walkabout 910901
https://youtu.be/ER0Fz9H4RNQ

1991 昭和島駅 東京モノレール 日曜日の夜 誰もいない 910901
https://youtu.be/sDEko-SugPQ

1991 昭和島駅-浜松町駅 東京モノレール Showajima to Hamamatsucho - Monorail 910901
https://youtu.be/AWJnuhP_5aY

1991 浜松町駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 山手線と西武池袋線 Hamamatsucho to Hibarigaoka 910901
https://youtu.be/aLS_4SWHVKA

1991 木曜日の東京駅辺り Thursday Afternoon Tokyo Station Area 910905
https://youtu.be/jod33x2RbKQ

1991 浜松町駅辺りとか Hamamatsucho Station Etc 910905
https://youtu.be/-7gLtrshStI

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅-浜松町駅 西武池袋線と山手線 Hibarigaoka to Hamamatsucho 910905
https://youtu.be/Wf7sx-SpqdY

1991 浜松町駅-羽田空港駅 東京モノレール Hamamatsucho to Haneda Airport 910905
https://youtu.be/lpBnJjSeRLk

1991 大井競馬場前駅辺り散策散歩 Oikeibajomae Station Area Walkabout 910905
https://youtu.be/PL6JlnmfUcc

1991 浜松町駅-東京駅 山手線 Hamamatsucho to Tokyo - Yamanote Line 910905
https://youtu.be/u-0kSzDzKec

1991 羽田空港駅-大井競馬場前駅 東京モノレール Haneda Airport to Oikeibajomae 910905
https://youtu.be/lhzq48yVJ_8

1991 大井競馬場前駅-浜松町駅 東京モノレール Oikeibajomae to Hamamatsucho 910905
https://youtu.be/wh1iGKdjh2Y

夕方の高尾山口 Evening Takaosanguchi 150928n
https://youtu.be/_kJV8h_XoPo

夜高尾駅から出発中央線内からホームを見る Night Chuo Line Departing Takao 150928n
https://youtu.be/CfH91nqGYnI

上野 ガード下の一見 Ueno Side Street - Quick Look 151003n
https://youtu.be/nAHyfN1-qlw

大塚駅 山手線が遣って来る Otsuka - Yamanote Line Arrives 151003
https://youtu.be/FOyBGo3coA4

[Broken Upload - Sideways!!] 土曜日の上野 ガードの下の人々 Ueno on Saturday Afternoon 151003
https://youtu.be/OMimzhv0suM

万世橋からの秋葉原と神田川 夕方眺め Manseibashi - Akihabara - Kanda River 151003
https://youtu.be/KWH9j3HhFtM
御茶ノ水駅 中央線が遣って来る Chuo Line Arriving at Ochanomizu Station 151003n
https://youtu.be/NcMKICn1quE

高尾山口駅ホームの様子と高尾駅まで 夜の京王線 Takaosanguchi and Ride to Takao 150928g
https://youtu.be/fQ-OHloqeOI

万世橋からの中央線と総武線 Manseibashi - Watching Chuo and Sobu Line Trains 151003
https://youtu.be/xICOLl4AuJk

御茶ノ水駅 御茶ノ水橋口 お茶の水橋から駅内まで Ochanomizu Station - ONMB Entrance 151003
https://youtu.be/SynqDvm0Dr8

昌平橋から夕暮れの神田川と総武線 Twilight Kanda River and Sobu Line - Shoheibashi 151003
https://youtu.be/FVpYRGSv2K4

御茶ノ水駅 下り電車のホームと御茶ノ水橋口 Ochanomizu - ONMBG to Outbound Platform 151003
https://youtu.be/myCm11s_9cE

御茶ノ水駅 上り電車のホームと御茶ノ水橋口 Ochanomizu - ONMBG to Inbound Platform 151003
https://youtu.be/OhiwBXDuP7M

聖橋から昌平橋向きの夜眺め 御茶ノ水駅 Hijiribashi Night View of Shoheibashi 151003
https://youtu.be/AwfmymqLOsE

聖橋からお茶の水橋向きの夜眺め 御茶ノ水駅と工事現場 Night View from Hijiribashi 151003
https://youtu.be/jcKNs1lbYiA

お茶の水橋から聖橋向きの夜眺め Night View from Ochanomizubashi Bridge Etc 151003
https://youtu.be/_nvKfaWLUz4

立川南駅辺り 多摩モノレール 夕暮れ 見回り Tachikawa-Minami Station - Tama-Monorail 151005
https://youtu.be/aTaP3eD3r0M
立川駅北口 夕暮れの広場 見回り Tachikawa Station - North Side Plaza - Twilight Lookabout 151005
https://youtu.be/fJFnVAnq5a0

立川北駅下 多摩モノレール 夕暮れ見回り Under Tachikawa-Kita Station - Twilight View 151005
https://youtu.be/80gQ4if3x1s

新宿東口 夕暮れの時 Shinjuku East Side Twilight View 151006
https://youtu.be/5rVr3NP8bNI

新宿東口の横道 夕暮れの見回り Shinjuku East Side Twilight Lookaround 151006
https://youtu.be/OpN2Zk8qR7o

新宿サザンテラス夜散歩 風の強い秋の日 Shinjuku Southern Terrace - Windy Night 151006
https://youtu.be/JfjDmkRVHyM

1991 藤沢散策散歩 Fujisawa Walkabout 911012
https://youtu.be/U6j5W7jPNeM

1991 藤沢駅-辻堂駅 東海道線 Fujisawa to Tsujido - Tokaido Line 911012
https://youtu.be/8fp3mPSNIss

1991 辻堂駅からの茅ヶ崎散策散歩 湘南海岸など, Walkabout from Tsujido Station - Chigasaki 911012
https://youtu.be/5GUnXQ2zO7U

1991 新宿駅から西新宿への散策散歩 Nishi-Shinjuku Walkabout 911012
https://youtu.be/iqwJtKfzqbY

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅-新宿駅 西武池袋線と埼京線 Hibarigaoka to Shinjuku 911012
https://youtu.be/3fVi-FDNfJE

1991 日吉駅-ひばりヶ丘駅 東横線と山手線と西武池袋線 Hiyoshi to Hibarigaoka 911005
https://youtu.be/AZYWjeIYinU

1991 渋谷駅-日吉駅 東急東横線 Shibuya to Hiyoshi - Toyoko Line 911005
https://youtu.be/yjb_U65FjTQ

1991 藤沢駅 小田急線と東海道線 Fujisawa Station - Odakyu and JR 911012
https://youtu.be/MD_mSzYELmA

1991 藤沢駅辺り Fujisawa Station Area 911012
https://youtu.be/-h-xnZV8ssU

1991 新宿駅-藤沢駅 小田急特別急行ロマンスカー Shinjuku to Fujisawa - Odakyu 911012
https://youtu.be/w2LbL2oIPNg

品川駅西口のポスト Shinagawa Station West Side MailBox 151008n
https://youtu.be/ytTc6D5XBko

Passing Tanker Train 151007n
https://youtu.be/JNS7h4jOBgY

豊田駅で下り中央線来るまでの見回り Toyoda Station Platform 151007
https://youtu.be/aOJtg6QOtcc

品川駅近くの第一京浜通り隣 Twilight Daiichi-Keihin Road - Shinagawa 151008
https://youtu.be/N8SXyJ_7PVE

夕暮れ第一京浜通り 品川駅西口近く Twilight Daiichi-Keihin Road - Shinagawa 151008
https://youtu.be/oWaDy7o2yiI

黒木雅彦展示会 ギャラリー 403 Masahiko Kuroki Exhibition - Gallery-403 奥野ビル 151009n
https://youtu.be/fbO9h0-FJZ4

高尾山口駅-高尾駅 京王線 Takaosanguchi to Takao - Keio Line 151019
https://youtu.be/XjNxCPQ3TX8

銀座線出発 日本橋駅 Ginza Line Train Departing Nihonbashi Station 151016
https://youtu.be/aizGj5tvUnQ

夜の高尾山口駅 Nighttime Takaosanguchi Station 151019
https://youtu.be/jlmDSX9DfOA

Train Departing Station at Night - Chuo Line 夜の中央線駅 151019
https://youtu.be/wxPmFXY5kf4

夜中央特快 駅を通過します Express Train Speeding Through Station 151019
https://youtu.be/C-duMnVcrlo

夕暮れの秋葉原横道 Twilight Akihabara Side Streets 151023
https://youtu.be/vGGyfDVt0c8

元東急東横線地上渋谷駅工事現場 山手線から 渋谷駅-恵比寿駅 Yamanote Line 151023
https://youtu.be/TtHRWOu2BSo

京王線緑高尾山電車 高尾駅-狭間駅 Takao to Hazama - Green Takao Keio Line Train 151024
https://youtu.be/S_xd6sk0MJ0

秋葉原駅-神田駅 京浜東北線 Akihabara to Kanda - Keihin-Tohoku Line 151023
https://youtu.be/DmqOKGLJTPA

神田駅-東京駅 京浜東北線 Kanda to Tokyo - Keihin-Tohoku Line 151023
https://youtu.be/wz002YTEo24

東京駅-有楽町駅 京浜東北線 Tokyo to Yurakucho - Keihin-Tohoku Line 151023
https://youtu.be/n-dCt4PJnh4

横山光伸展示会 Yokoyama Mitsunobu Exhibition アートギャラリー石 151029
https://youtu.be/JEv6dRKHu-o

Elevated Night Path to Station 151030
https://youtu.be/ggKvcnKZ6x4

Approaching Friday Evening Platform 151030
https://youtu.be/6nkigyQN2pk

Nighttime Osaki 151030
https://youtu.be/NieEQB2rXNI
Keio Line Passing Loading Chutes 151024
https://youtu.be/z2cD4RiUijw

Akihabara Nighttime Escalator to Stationside Plaza 151027n
https://youtu.be/UsJLyueQ1Vg

Paint and Rust 151027
https://youtu.be/LzGbIlsY-5I

Shadows Walking 影と歩く 151027
https://youtu.be/ug86BjkTM-E

Nighttime View from Pedestrian Bridge in Akihabara 151027
https://youtu.be/BxmRJ4ZebJY

夜の神田川 月 電車 Moon Over Kanda River Passing Trains Etc 151027
https://youtu.be/0P_3Yqs4ZK0

Nighttime Kanda River - Sound of Passing Shinkansen Etc 151027
https://youtu.be/rtzOg7cpQbA

御茶ノ水駅 御茶ノ水橋口 Ochanomizu Station Ochanomizubashi Exit 151027
https://youtu.be/CMZbUugqwqM

夜のアキバ Nighttime Akihabara 151027n
https://youtu.be/VSqHTQvZa0Q

御茶ノ水駅 工事現場 神田川 空の反射 Ochanomizu Station と Kanda River 151027
https://youtu.be/yDhbYuyVDYE

夜の神田明神 見回り 神田神社 Night Kanda-Myojin Temple Courtyard 151027g
https://youtu.be/xGw9X2sr0ms

横山光伸展示会 Yokoyama Mitsunobu Exhibition アートギャラリー石 151106n
https://youtu.be/yDJcT4fz5UY
Walking Shadows 151106
https://youtu.be/S6HbAsCe4OY

Shadows 影 151105
https://youtu.be/mCbI17zKces

Twilight Hachioji - Bird Sounds in Trees 夕暮れの八王子 151102
https://youtu.be/AJI_nx4JYOQ

Twilight Sidestreet in Akihabara 夕暮れ秋葉原横道 151105
https://youtu.be/0-vxZbcV9ak

夕暮れの八王子 Twilight Hachioji 151102
https://youtu.be/TtLLstezA7s

Anti-bird Sounds in Hachioji - at First Part and From Middle of Video 151102
https://youtu.be/BCNMZ6jpwiY

Passing Streetcar in Otsuka 151107n
https://youtu.be/8CiPoDbV0MU

高田馬場での神田川 Kanda River in Takadanobaba 151107
https://youtu.be/Sz3xxaV_IUk

秋葉原駅で山手線がやってくる Yamanote Line Arriving at Akihabara 151105
https://youtu.be/Dhe4bOKcymI

八王子駅北口広場 Hachioji Station North Side Plaza 151102
https://youtu.be/3T9h-eVqev0

夜の立川南駅辺りの見回り Elevated Lookaround in Tachikawa 151116
https://youtu.be/RyqKbw3LekU

多摩モノレール 夜立川南駅 Tachikawa-Minami Station - Tama Monorail at Night 151116
https://youtu.be/7nYYDMoH6nU

夜立川駅南口 Tachikawa Station - South Side at Night 151116
https://youtu.be/6z1mGcZ-6QA

織田泰児「フラクタル自然絵画」を世界で初めてはじめた画家 151120
https://youtu.be/yIFRvOVgmRA

夕方有楽町駅 京浜東北線と山手線 Yurakucho Station - Evening View 151113
https://youtu.be/qPyiNLjRKJE

新橋駅-東京駅 東海道線 Shinbashi to Tokyo - Tokaido Line 151112
https://youtu.be/Gc6ZtxDilSQ

Pre-Construction Empty Lot in Ochanomizu 151117n
https://youtu.be/QdGxRa7bsl8

東京駅前の夜八重洲口 Tokyo Station Yaesu Side at Night 151113
https://youtu.be/XC-6VjsSezs

御茶ノ水駅の聖橋口 Ochanomizu Hijiribashi Exit 151117
https://youtu.be/mm94J3pbDTo

View from Hijiribashi Bridge 聖橋 151117n
https://youtu.be/0lFdtuTOHvw

御茶ノ水駅の出口専用の臨時改札口 聖橋から Ochanomizu Morning-Only Exit 151117
https://youtu.be/crSCzE_OFs0

聖橋から御茶ノ水駅の様子 Ochanomizu Station from Hijiribashi 151117
https://youtu.be/TtIdg_g9ulM

Old Wall in Ochanomizu 151117
https://youtu.be/3dxQaAOoxfI

Old-style Electronics Parts Store in Akihabara 151117
https://www.facebook.com/lylehsaxon/videos/10208115111857987/

Evening Akihabara - Passing Shinkansen & Sky Blimp 151117
https://vimeo.com/147299216

Noisy Time/Place by Akihabara Station 151117
https://www.facebook.com/lylehsaxon/videos/10208110041891241/

Ochanomizu - Wandering Between Akihabara and Ochanomizu 151117
https://www.facebook.com/lylehsaxon/videos/10208109914048045/

Old Elements in Central Tokyo 151117
https://www.facebook.com/lylehsaxon/videos/10208109846606359/

(Above)  Exploring an area of Tokyo with some old elements still existing (but not for long probably...)

Looking at Kanda River from Manseibashi 151117
https://youtu.be/Fd3ikxDRwWo

Twilight Kanda River
https://youtu.be/EzIdGgF3pes
新宿駅南口夜見回り Shinjuku South Exit at Night 151117
https://youtu.be/eeWL7-8Kctw

夜の東京 神田川 Kanda River Reflections 151117
https://www.facebook.com/lylehsaxon/videos/10208121512858008/

夜御茶ノ水駅から出発の夜電車 Night Train Leaving Ochanomizu 151117
https://youtu.be/yAxTuA03Ywk

夜の御茶ノ水駅に近づく Nighttime Ochanomizu Station 151117
https://youtu.be/AN_w2AzD_A8

Walking to Ochanomizu Station from Hijiribashi 聖橋と御茶ノ水駅 151117
https://youtu.be/T9D5V-XZ_C0

Midnight Station 夜中の駅 151121
https://www.facebook.com/lylehsaxon/videos/10208122600205191/

Station Escalator Recordings Voices - Central Tokyo 151119
https://www.facebook.com/lylehsaxon/videos/10208137660501689/

1932 Building Hallway in Ginza (2015)
https://www.facebook.com/lylehsaxon/videos/10208138103032752/

秋の木と空 Autumn Trees and Sky 151119
https://youtu.be/UcMmwg_qXV4

銀座線がやって来る Ginza Line Train Arriving at Station 151119
https://youtu.be/NqciI-zqJ_A

Night Lights in Ginza 銀座中央通り 151119
https://youtu.be/DTsLxFxiGT8

1991 Golf Driving Range 武蔵野市 910616
https://youtu.be/tud36T5F2tA

1991 団地から団地へ 武蔵野市 Apartment Buildings 910616
https://youtu.be/L1c6NyYMtyQ

Yoshihiko Tsutsumi (つつみよしひこ) Installation at Y's Arts - Ginza Okuno Building 151211
https://youtu.be/Ot2z5z1AHSU
新宿駅中央線で出発 Departing Shinjuku Station 151211
https://youtu.be/ZfVGi7OkSFs

新宿駅南口から駅を入る Entering Shinjuku Station via South Entrance 151124
https://youtu.be/NQE8YsZ9KHY
秋葉原駅 京浜東北線がやって来る Akihabara - Keihin-Tohoku Line 151127
https://youtu.be/LUClyrKGTgo

Yurakucho - Lights - Wind - Shaky Camera 151211
https://youtu.be/HaO8ko0x1Uo

Electric Candles and Christmas Tree 151210
https://youtu.be/rv08QzWUxAI
東京駅-有楽町駅 夜の京浜東北線 Tokyo to Yurakucho - Keihin-Tohoku Line at Night 151201
https://youtu.be/sWHwLDh-nuw

神田駅-東京駅 夜の京浜東北線 Kanda to Tokyo - Keihin-Tohoku Line at Night 151201
https://youtu.be/-WZZhnSBxxo

1991 朝のひばりが丘 Hibarigaoka in the Morning 910618
https://youtu.be/kweZGjSzGV8

1991 ひばりが丘散策散歩 Hibarigaoka Walkabout 910619
https://youtu.be/q7uLBQQoNdQ

1991 ひばりが丘 雨の後 Hibarigaoka in the Rain 910620
https://youtu.be/YdNzemkHAY8

1991 ひばりが丘商店街など Hibarigaoka Shotengai Etc 910617
https://youtu.be/uxLiLxoaKWQ

1991 ひばりヶ丘駅辺りまでの散策散歩 Walk to Hibarigaoka 910616
https://youtu.be/rot1ckbeRZc

1991 夕方のひばりが丘 Hibarigaoka in the Evening 910618
https://youtu.be/gFu9E-ZRu7w

1991 Old Houses 910616
https://youtu.be/-AF4chqNXds

1991 武蔵野中央公園 Musashino Chuo Park 910616
https://youtu.be/S_ZnPA0xSo8

1991 Shrine Visit 910616
https://youtu.be/JuowWhuLQ10

1991 元旦 ひばりヶ丘駅-池袋駅-原宿駅 Hibarigaoka to Harajuku 910101
https://youtu.be/0a0KrHvEn8U

1991 元旦 明治神宮まで歩く Walking to Meiji Shrine on New Years Day 910101
https://youtu.be/MZiXRfr18SU
有楽町駅の電車々 見回る Yurakucho Station Trains Etc 151216
https://youtu.be/tZEBz5Agu4g

秋の有楽町SBなど Autumn Leaves and Yurakucho SB Etc 151216
https://youtu.be/HkWt0HlRiXE

有楽町ガード下の居酒屋 お昼 Yurakucho Under Track Izakaya in Early Afternoon 151216
https://youtu.be/NQ4w8hbkCOI

1991 元旦 明治神宮 雨の中 傘の海 Meiji Shrine Sea of Umbrellas NYD 910101
https://youtu.be/O5YA43ztsKc

1991 元旦, 明治神宮の初詣 おみくじなど 正月 910101
https://youtu.be/Ypzye1HKaIw

1991 元旦 明治神宮 御苑の花菖蒲 原宿駅へ向かう 明治神宮の初詣 910101
https://youtu.be/JHORyl7YDek

1991 原宿駅臨時改札口 臨時ホームの正月様子 Harajuku Special Platform 910101
https://youtu.be/O-aNTyR8PXE

1991 元旦 原宿駅-代々木駅 山手線 Harajuku to Yoyogi - Yamanote Line 910101
https://youtu.be/NRBr-Lws8cQ

1991 元旦 代々木駅から明治神宮までの夜散歩 Food Stalls Etc - New Years Day 910101
https://youtu.be/NCIYD0E1n9c

1991 元旦 夜の明治神宮 正月 Late Night Meiji Shrine 910101
https://youtu.be/dfuoiJofRg4

1991 元旦 夜の原宿駅辺り Harajuku Station Area - Rainy Night 910101
https://youtu.be/OxWdMK7-d5A

飯田橋駅辺りから御茶ノ水駅まで 中央線 Iidabashi to Ochanomizu - Chuo Line 151224
https://youtu.be/20X3vV44_UM
Evening Manseibashi Bridge 夕方万世橋 151224
https://youtu.be/O4_dZnYVY90

Chuo Line Arriving at Station 中央線 151224
https://youtu.be/Ok4NFY-8meI

御茶ノ水駅 聖橋口 通路 Ochanomizu Station Hijiribashi 151224
https://youtu.be/Q9HKhU61QpI

御茶ノ水駅 聖橋出口 Ochanomizu Station Hijiribashi 151224
https://youtu.be/ZLgL_pbYSvM

御茶ノ水駅 聖橋からの様子 Ochanomizu Station from Hijiribashi Bridge 151224
https://youtu.be/lWW5qNlM3uI

新宿思い出横丁 Shinjuku Omoide-Yokocho 160105n
https://youtu.be/Kam60RhEC7w

夜の新宿 Waiting for the Walk Light 160105
https://youtu.be/v-fFCAnVdL4

西武新宿駅から出発 Departing Seibu-Shinjuku Station 160105
https://youtu.be/K30WqNZymQk

西武新宿線の下り列車-1 Outbound Nighttime Seibu Line 160105
https://youtu.be/VGxu2UwlvZw

西武新宿線の下り列車-2 Outbound Nighttime Seibu Line 160105
https://youtu.be/z37b7OoaA6A

西武新宿線の下り列車-3 Outbound Nighttime Seibu Line 160105
https://youtu.be/G791xdKgivc

西武新宿線 Stainless Steel Door Etc 160105n
https://youtu.be/pTyYjERZ1Kk

Otsuka Quick-360 大塚-360 160109n
https://youtu.be/G6xudeMKCvw
高田馬場駅-目白駅 山手線左側の風景 Takadanobaba to Mejiro - Yamanote Line 160109
https://youtu.be/VzxfICNWmgE

夕暮れの電車 大崎駅 Evening Trains at Osaki 160108
https://youtu.be/D-YJlOSKPmk
銀座線 末広町駅 Ginza Line Arriving at Suehirocho Station 160109
https://youtu.be/Cu-pxhjm-Hc
夜の高田馬場駅辺り Takadanobaba Station Area at Night - Passing Trains 160109
https://youtu.be/ocSnAzHL3E8

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