Nice group of faces in the crowd waiting to cross at the Scramble Crossing.
After the snow the night before, I went out in Shibuya and took some photos yesterday. The town looked really peaceful and the sun had started to come out. It’s great to be in Shibuya ^_^.
It is cold out today after the snow, but nobody seems to be worried that much.
Sakuraya announced they are closing all stores, which will include this one in Shibuya's Center-gai. There has been a slow change in Shibuya for older stores to make way for new brand name stores like HMV, adidas, Zara, H&M etc. I wonder if anyone has an eye on this spot yet. Uniqlo are due to open a store in Dogenzaka shortly. This would have made a good spot for them.
Looking up Dogenzaka past 109 to the right.
With Yamada Denki's LABI opening, it must have been hard for BIC Camera to compete. Hearing that Sakuraya is leaving Shibuya might help them. Of course if Yodobashi Camera hit Shibuya with a large store that would make it harder still.
Shibuya street fashion on show as people wait to cross at the lights.
A group of friends out for the day in Shibuya.
An advertising truck up very close.
I wondered what this cameraman was trying to take up on his ladder.
... and then I found through the crowd he was taking model shots of a guy with his shirt off. On a cold Winter day in Shibuya you have to give this guy points for effort.
Lots of brand and cute bags in the action here. Guy in the front of frame just leaned in as I clicked the shutter. Pity.
Plenty of time to amble across the street here. When it is crowded it can be very difficult to cross, but on a day like today, its just like a stroll in the park.
Shop signs sticking out on the right trying to get everyone's attention.
People starting to gather waiting to cross. Shibuya fashion can be bags, clothes or even just face masks.
happymail and their advertising has been around for a while now. They must be bringing in enough money to support the marketing campaign. I keep getting their tissue promotion packs when they are handed out at the station.
Big ears on this album promotion. I wonder what they said when the manager first suggested it?
When the lights turn green everyone is off to their destinations.
The Electric Love Tour advertising truck makes another pass through the crossing.
When you are waiting for the lights to change, there is always enough time to fire off a few mails or check an update on the web. In the last 10 years, the world has become a very connected place.
There are many model, job and talent scouts in Shibuya looking for new recruits. It must be hard to figure out which ones are genuine and which are not so ... genuine.
The Shibuya Scramble Crossing is very casual. If you are late crossing the road and the lights change, normally the cars don't honk in disapproval and nobody tries to run you down ^^.