|Iroiro #2 - June 2006 Home PhotoBatch Photo Index|
|That old Shinkansen factory is a
mystery I'm still trying to solve - on a Japanese map, it's listed as
"Magome Sharyo Kojo" (Magome Coach Works), and I found a notice at the
entrance to the complex that indicates both that it was most recently
used as a refurbishing plant (for Shinkansen coaches I presume - the
rail gauge indicates as much) and that it was closed in March of this
The last photo of the batch above was taken in front of the south exit of Shinjuku Station. It's been under construction for some time now, so I'm looking forward to seeing what it becomes when they've finished.
The Kimono in a Crowd picture... there's a reason you see a lot of such pictures of women in Japan - when one passes by, everyone leaps for their cameras! The result is that people outside the country still (still!!) have an image of Japan as a place where Japanese women wear kimonos. No - it's not true. I mean... there are some women wearing them for sure, but the vast (and I do mean vast) majority of women here never ever ever ever wear them. Everyone likes them - but they're rather difficult to wear, and the expense and rarity of them excludes them from general use.
Koshu Kaido Boulevard - looking straight towards the Park Hyatt - where the movie "Lost in Translation" was based. - Copyright 2006 by Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon, Images Through Glass, Tokyo