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Shibuya Streets Vol 11

I can't find the focal spot for this photo, but there was something about it when it popped up on the screen that made me keep looking at it. Not sure why. Maybe it was the yellow color in the bottom right.
I can't find the focal spot for this photo, but there was something about it when it popped up on the screen that made me keep looking at it. Not sure why. Maybe it was the yellow color in the bottom right.

It is Valentines Day today and as always in Japan it is predominantly the women giving chocolates to the males. There are chocolates to be bought for those who you treasure and also chocolates for co-workers, known as giri-choco. I heard this year that “tomo-choco” was also becoming quite popular with girls giving girl friends chocolates. I asked my friends about boys giving boys chocolates as “tomo-choco” also, but got some strange looks back.

Lots of chocolate selling stalls set up in the passageway between the Tokyu Stores. It became difficult to walk through the area with all the people making last minute chocolate purchases.
Lots of chocolate selling stalls set up in the passageway between the Tokyu Stores. It became difficult to walk through the area with all the people making last minute chocolate purchases.
The crowds kept coming for the chocolates. Looks like many had left it to the last minute.
The crowds kept coming for the chocolates. Looks like many had left it to the last minute.
Some big brand names on the chocolate board here. Valentines Day chocolates seem to be either brand name or home made.
Some big brand names on the chocolate board here. Valentines Day chocolates seem to be either brand name or home made.
A familiar scene of Starbucks in the background here at the Shibuya Crossing.
A familiar scene of Starbucks in the background here at the Shibuya Crossing.
A winters day in Shibuya can still appear quite warm.
A winters day in Shibuya can still appear quite warm.
Very bright fashion colors here.
Very bright fashion colors here.
Second and final episode of Nodame Cantabille will be on at the cinemas from April 17, 2010.
Second and final episode of Nodame Cantabille will be on at the cinemas from April 17, 2010.
I always feel alive when I go out in Shibuya on the weekends. There are so many people around and so much movement. It really energizes you to do something.
I always feel alive when I go out in Shibuya on the weekends. There are so many people around and so much movement. It really energizes you to do something.
Some nice restaurants here overlooking the street. You can see Tsutaya in the background. I am meeting up with the Roppongi Tsutaya store soon to talk about ways they can improve their store for the many foreigners who go there. Anybody got any ideas on what could be done better?
Some nice restaurants here overlooking the street. You can see Tsutaya in the background. I am meeting up with the Roppongi Tsutaya store soon to talk about ways they can improve their store for the many foreigners who go there. Anybody got any ideas on what could be done better?
Plenty of neon, plenty of cars and taxis.
Plenty of neon, plenty of cars and taxis.
As always the Crossing is a busy place. It is interesting to see the change of fashions over the period of a year. As we move towards Spring the clothing colors will change as will the accessories.
As always the Crossing is a busy place. It is interesting to see the change of fashions over the period of a year. As we move towards Spring the clothing colors will change as will the accessories.
Popular group at the moment.
Popular group at the moment.
There was a helicopter hovering overhead for a good 30 minutes. Normally one helicopter is joined by others as the news crews circle to take photos for a story. Today there was just this one helicopter.
There was a helicopter hovering overhead for a good 30 minutes. Normally one helicopter is joined by others as the news crews circle to take photos for a story. Today there was just this one helicopter.
The neon lights coming on at dusk always makes the streets look lively and warm. My fingers were freezing waiting to take the photo without too many heads in the way, but the view of neon made me feel warmer.
The neon lights coming on at dusk always makes the streets look lively and warm. My fingers were freezing waiting to take the photo without too many heads in the way, but the view of neon made me feel warmer.
We have seen a lot of advertising trucks going passed the Shibuya Scramble Crossing. This is a new one.
We have seen a lot of advertising trucks going passed the Shibuya Scramble Crossing. This is a new one.
Back in Shinagawa there were not some many crowds buying chocolates, but the brand names were still on display.
Back in Shinagawa there were not some many crowds buying chocolates, but the brand names were still on display.

How was your Valentines Day? Did you receive many chocolates?

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28 comments

Neksus February 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Tried this brand, good.

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Neksus February 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm

The helicopter pic is really good! Perfect Y shape.

Good pics as ever.

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Neksus February 14, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Duel?

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santa February 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm

haha かわい!^^

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newhalo2 February 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm

cool pics as always!!

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xiaorongda February 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm

they made a movie? i love this show! Can’t wait to see it!

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xiaorongda February 14, 2010 at 11:26 pm

TVXQ! Ah! The boys!

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Creeper Jones February 15, 2010 at 12:23 am

Men getting chocolates on Valentines Day… I never get chocolate in America, but that’s probably because I always avoid girls on Valentines day -_-.

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Jay Butters February 15, 2010 at 1:58 am

love that starbucks

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rob7138 February 15, 2010 at 9:22 am

kawaii! Reminds me of Mini Moni.

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rob7138 February 15, 2010 at 9:26 am

Never get tired of you photos of Shibuya. Great job once again.

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Sara Mari February 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

Happy Valentine’s day to you!! I hope you had a great day^^ Thanks for sharing the great photos again, I especially love the one with the colorful outfitted girl^^ Wow, I can’t be one of those people who wait until the last minute because I hate fighting crowds.

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shibuya246 February 15, 2010 at 11:08 am

Happy Valentine to you and everyone. 🙂

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munkhjapan February 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Nice catch. the propeller is spot on. Looks like tiny wings.and It looks like its diving.

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munkhjapan February 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

looking forward to this.

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colalover25 February 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm

ooo i love pocky

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whipcracker February 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

The epicenter of Shibuya
by:whipcracker

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whipcracker February 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

gonna get there someday…
by:whipcracker

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whipcracker February 16, 2010 at 9:01 am

Saw tish enterance in another of your photo shoots.

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whipcracker February 16, 2010 at 9:04 am

Another advert. Wonder if anything is in the back.
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whipcracker February 16, 2010 at 9:10 am

RT @tweetmeme Shibuya Streets Vol 11, Japan shibuya streets http://bit.ly/96kt9g It’s already been a week since the last photo walk. Pretty soon it will be Sakura Blossom Time. Then you won’t freeze your fingers snapping pics. Could stand for some warmer weather here in Texas.

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shibuya246 February 16, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I have still not got around to showing the photo walk from Takanawa area yet. I must get that up. Time to make a list before I fall too far behind 😉

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HELLOSHEENA February 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm

SEE’S has the best chocolate here! Don’t the girls their get stuff from the guys for Valentine’s? It’s almost appalling. lol

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shuzluva February 16, 2010 at 11:04 pm

This scene is so amazing! The entire photo is beautiful, but I especially love the lit shops brightening the background

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shibuya246 February 16, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Thank you. I am so glad you liked it 🙂

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Aux February 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Can’t wait for this 😀 Hope it’s still on when I get to Tokyo!

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Aux February 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Ueno Juri’s such a cutie! Wish I could see this in the cinema…

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Aux February 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Is that the show title? Arty scripts are so hard to read… : /

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