Great colors for a xmas tree here at the top of the stairs for 109 store. The girl on the left seems pleased to see the tree as well.
Since so many people said they liked the photos from the last set of Shibuya Streets and were looking for more, I decided to take some follow up photos on the streets around the scramble crossing and 109 store area.
There are many people out with video cameras conducting interviews in Center-gai. some are TV stations, others are, well who knows? This lady appears to be from TV Asahi.
Plenty of toy characters on display here at the Taiyaki store in Center-gai. Which ones can you name?
B'z helping to celebrate Christmas in Shibuya this year with the promotion of their new album
Nodame Cantabile, the movie, coming out on December 19, 2009. Ueno Juri and Tamaki Hiroshi
The HOT PEPPER bus makes a quick spin through the streets of the scramble crossing. What is that Tokyu Hands bag pointing at?
This Family Mart is always crowded on the way up Dogen-zaka. You will probably find it packed at lunch time with workers from 109. Plenty of fashion on display in this shop when the lunch break is on
Until recently it was hard to find a convenience store in Center-gai or Dogenzaka. Now Family Mart in particular have opened a few and are doing good business
With the weather getting colder, it is boot season in Tokyo at the moment. Plenty of great boot fashions to see on the street
A really bright pink bag here with a bow, the focus point of this outfit. I like the blur of the trees in this shot reflecting her movement in the shot
Dean & Deluca has become quite a popular shop in Tokyo with locations at Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station and other places
The lights at the bottom of Dogenzaka, leading on to the scramble crossing
More boots out on the street here. Lots of different types and designs, but the dominant color was definitely black
Subtly different, but also very similar. Note the black again
Advert for a Pachinko store
Looking across towards Bic Camera, A and B kan
It was cold out. Some people were dressed to cover up, others didn't seem to mind so much. Do you feel the cold in winter?
Outside the 109 store there are always lots of model agencies and magazine fashion shoots happening. Most of them are impromptu, stopping girls on the street and asking if they mind posing for the camera.
After having a photograph taken, the cameraman shows the girl her picture to check she is ok with it
This looks more like a pre-organised professional shoot. Interesting choice of skirt. Nice smile
Working those angles now with some great street fashion shots
Taking a break to check the photos taken
As well as photo shoots, there are a lot of people conducting questionnaire interviews as well. Here is someone getting a few answers recorded
As popular a place as Shibuya is, the advertising boards are looking a little bare recently. With the economy picking up again we should see these filling up shortly
The advertising above Shibuya Station is always full. Here we have Disney, Softbank and KDDI all competing for space
Some big brand names looking down this street from the scramble crossing. ZARA, Tsutaya, Marui, Tower Records. What else can you spot?
There are a few shops underneath the railway line here. Can you see the one in blue. It is called Scramble and serves among other things eggs. ^_^
A few Christmas decorations going up at the entrance to Center-gai
If you have spent a bit of time in Shibuya you have probably seen this character before. I first saw him about 22 years ago.
More boots at the station
Shibuya Station. Busy as ever
Outside Shibuya station
Some more great boot fashion and black stockings. Standard fashion accessories in Shibuya at this time of year.
What are your favorite street fashions? Do you like hats, t-shirts, boots? What is the focal point of fashion when you view someone for the first time? What catches your attention?
I put together a quick YouTube video with the above photos after a suggestion by whipcracker and used the YouTube stock music. (sorry, couldn’t get DownTown). Anyone know what the copyright situation is with attaching music to vids? Is there a time limit where you can use the first 45 seconds or something?