Tokyo Shiodome – Ginza 8-Chome 2022

Tokyo Shiodome 2022

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猛暑が過ぎて少し秋らしく涼しさを感じることが出来る日が増えてきましたね。
空も、澄み始めてだんだんと冬の空に近づいていることを実感します。湿気も下がっていくので、光の捉え方も変わってきますね。
ちょうど今くらいの時期が外出て写真を撮るには過ごしやすいです。


After the heat wave, the days are starting to feel a little cooler and more like autumn.
The sky is starting to clear and I can feel that we are gradually approaching the winter sky. The humidity is also dropping, so the way we perceive light is also changing.
It is just about this time is comfortable to get out and take pictures.

Tokyo Shiodome 2022

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Tokyo Ginza 8-Chome 2022

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Tokyo Ginza night, 2022

Tokyo Ginza night, 2022

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夜の銀座をカラーで撮ってみました。ISO1600と感度高めで撮りましたが、綺麗に撮れますね。写真が撮りたいと思って動いた日でした。
銀座の並木通りやその近辺は、看板の明かりはあり暗くはないのですが、ちょっと独特な通りですね。別に危ない通りというわけでもなく。日中と夜のコントラストが大きいエリアかもしれません。
カメラを持って歩くと何かしら絵になる瞬間に出会えるので、時々歩いています。
その時にうまく撮れたり、撮れなかったり。
X100Vは瞬時にダイアルでその時に適した値に調整出来るので、こういう夜の街歩きでは本当に便利ですね。
(そして画質綺麗なことも!)


I took some color shots of Ginza at night, using a high sensitivity of ISO 1600, but they came out beautifully. It was a day when I moved because I wanted to take pictures.
Ginza’s Namiki-dori Avenue and its vicinity is not dark because of the lights from the signboards, but it is a somewhat unique street. It is not that it is a dangerous street. It may be an area where there is a large contrast between daytime and nighttime.
I sometimes walk around with my camera, because I have a chance to some picturesque moments.
Sometimes I am able to take a good picture, sometimes not.
X100V can be instantly adjusted with a dial to the appropriate value for the moment, which is really convenient when walking around town at night.
(And the photo quality is beautiful!)

Tokyo Ginza night, 2022

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Tokyo Ginza night, 2022

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Tokyo Shinbashi nigiht, 2022

Tokyo Shinbashi night, 2022

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先日夜の新橋を撮影して来ました。引き続き感染者が多い状態ですが、とはいえ居酒屋にそこそこ人いるかな?と思ったら、全くいない訳ではないですが、沢山人がお店にいるという感じではありませんでした。
一方不思議だったのは、ガールズバーの客引きが多い事。新橋にこんなにいたっけ?というくらい、ガールズバーの客引きが多く。やっぱそれまでのお店が撤退したりした事が影響しているんでしょうか。
ちょっとサラリーマンの街新橋の姿が変わっていて、残念にも感じました。


I went to photograph Shinbashi the other night. The number of infected people continues to be high, so I wondered if there weren’t a lot of people in the izakaya(Japanese-style pub), while not entirely absent, it did not feel like there were a lot of people in the bars.

On the other hand, what was strange was that there were many touts to “girls’ bars” (Bar where young women will serve you drinks and just talk acrosss the counter) . I didn’t know there were so many of them in Shinbashi. I had never seen so many girls’ bar touts in Shinbashi. I guess the fact that some of the previous bars had closed down had something to do with it.
I felt a little disappointed to see that the salaryman’s town Shimbashi has changed a little.

Tokyo Shinbashi night, 2022

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Tokyo Shinbashi night, 2022

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Jack’s Wife Freda – Asakusa –

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スカイツリー近くのミズマチにあるニューヨークにあるレストラン Jack’s Wife Freda です。日本初上陸のお店でやっとチャンスが出来たので行ってみました (今は六本木にも店舗があるようです)。

お店の中の雰囲気はニューヨーク感満載で、ちゃんとインテリアが工夫されていました。更に店員さんも外国人の方で(日本人もいました)、それも海外感を演出してくれていました(日本語でメニュー注文出来ます)。ちゃんと世界観がまとまっていて、日本テイストになっていなかったのが個人的にとても良かったです。この手のお店ではどうしてもどこか日本向けに味付けされて、オリジナル感が損なわれるのですが、ここはそういう感じがほとんどしませんでした。もちろん、椅子やテーブルはもしかしたら日本人に合わせたサイズになっているかもしれません。でも、いかにもで揃えられた感じではなくちゃんと世界観がまとまっている事がとても居心地が良かったです。

頼んだご飯も美味しく少々お値段張りますが、場所代含めてと思えば納得の値段です。
平日のお昼少し外した時間帯だったので、人が少なく快適でした (ミズマチ界隈も人が少ないくらい)。


Jack’s Wife Freda is a restaurant in New York located in Mizumachi near Tokyo Skytree. It was the first restaurant to land in Japan, and I finally had a chance to visit (there is now also a branch in Roppongi).

The atmosphere inside the restaurant was full of a New York feeling, and the interior design was well thought out. The staff were foreign (some were Japanese), which added to the foreign atmosphere (you can order the menu in Japanese). I personally liked the fact that the restaurant’s worldview was well organized and did not have a Japanese taste. In this type of restaurant, the atmosphere is always somewhat Japanese, which spoils the originality of the restaurant. Of course, the chairs and tables may have been sized to fit Japanese people. However, I was very comfortable with the fact that the restaurant’s worldview is not just a typical Japanese one, but rather a coherent one.

The food we ordered was delicious, and although it was a bit pricey, it was a reasonable price considering the cost of the place.
The restaurant was very comfortable and not too crowded since it was a weekday and a little after noon (the Mizumachi area is also not too crowded).

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A mature town Tokyo Marunouchi.

大人な街、東京丸の内

Tokyo Marunouchi 2022

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今回は早朝の東京 丸の内です。この日は土曜日だったこともあったかと思いますが、人がほとんどいなくて完全に静かな丸の内でした。丸の内は、銀座や表参道とも違いってもっと落ち着いた大人の街ですね。再開発で生まれ変わったビルと、従来から残るビルがいい感じで並んでコントラストを産んでいて、古いビルも別に古いように見えているのではなく、丸の内という街をちゃんと彩る役目を果たしているように見えます。また、東京という場所、それも東京駅のそばでありながら、道路や歩道は広めにゆったりととってあるところが好きです。これくらいの広さはほしいですね。広いことで、緑も道路脇には並び、決して十分とは言えないと思いますが、それでも緑があることで街が硬くなりすぎないように見えていると思います。大事ですね、緑。


This time it was Marunouchi, Tokyo in the early morning photos. It may have been a Saturday, but Marunouchi was completely quiet, with hardly a soul in sight. Unlike Ginza and Omotesando, Marunouchi is a more relaxed and mature area. The buildings that have been reborn through redevelopment contrast nicely with those that have remained standing, and even the older buildings do not look old, but rather serve their purpose of adding color to the Marunouchi area. I also like that the streets and sidewalks are wide and spacious for a place called Tokyo, even though it is located near Tokyo Station. I would like to see this level of spaciousness. The wide space also means that greenery lines the sides of the streets, and although I don’t think it is sufficient, I still think that the greenery makes the city look not too hard. Greenery is very important in street, town, etc…

Tokyo Marunouchi 2022

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Ginza to Shinbashi, early morning – Tokyo Streetphotography by FUJIFILM X100V – 27

Good morning Ginza-Shinbashi

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前回のOKUROJIに行くまでと、行った後の通りということで、早朝の銀座から新橋です。
朝早い時間だと、やはり銀座も人通りがほとんどありませんね。人通りがない朝の銀座も好きです。
とても贅沢な場所と時間を感じることが出来るからです。銀座という街を独占しているような感じに近い感覚かもしれません。


This is Shimbashi from Ginza in the early morning, as it is the street the last time I went to OKUROJI before and after.
In the early morning, Ginza is almost empty of people. I like Ginza in the morning when there are no pedestrians.
It is a very luxurious place and time. It may be a feeling similar to that of exclusivity at the place of Ginza.

Good morning Ginza-Shinbashi

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Good morning Ginza-Shinbashi

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Nobody’s in Hibiya OKUROJI – Tokyo Streetphotography by FUJIFILM X100V – 26

誰もいない日比谷 OKUROJI

HIBIYA OKUROJI

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早朝6時の日比谷 OKUROJIです。
有楽町〜新橋の高架下にできたJR東日本による都市開発プロジェクトです。
2020年9月開業でコロナ真っ只中の開業だったのでテレビで特集されているのは見ましたが、足を運ぶ機会がありませんでした。今回思い立って誰もいないであろう早朝を言ってみましたが、誰もいませんでした、笑。おかげで、高架下の構造を丸々感じることが出来る時間ではありました。柱がたくさんあり、外とのつながりはアーチ上になっている姿がわかったりと。また、古い煉瓦の作りを感じることが出来る壁が、あえてだと思いますが見えていて、新しい場所としてだけでなく、歴史ある場所であることもまたメッセージが見えてきます。100年以上の歴史がある高架橋のようですが、こういう姿で共存できるのは良いですね。


This is Hibiya OKUROJI in the early morning at 6:00 a.m.
This is an urban development project by JR East that was built under the elevated Yurakucho – Shimbashi railway line.
I saw it featured on TV, but never had a chance to visit it because it opened in September 2020, right in the middle of COVID-19.
This time I thought of it and said early in the morning when no one would be there, but no one was, lol. But thanks to that, it was time to get a full feel for the elevated structure. There were many pillars, and the connection to the outside could be seen in the form of an archway.
It is good that we can coexist in such a way, even though the viaduct seems to be more than 100 years old.

HIBIYA OKUROJI

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HIBIYA OKUROJI

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