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Shibuya Streets Vol. 2

Video cam at the ready, phone numbers being exchanged. Looks like an impromptu film shoot
Video cam at the ready, phone numbers being exchanged. Looks like an impromptu film shoot

It’s been a while since we have had a Shibuya Streets series. The weekends are always busy with foot traffic and with a spare hour, I took a walk out to test my a new camera. Some of the shots I was very pleased with, others got to test out the ‘delete’ button function. The delete function is probably the one I have best mastered now with this camera.

Here are the shots with some brief comments to give you a feel for Shibuya from the street.

Everyone loves to take photos at Shibuya Crossing
Everyone loves to take photos at Shibuya Crossing
Busy afternoon at the Shibuya scramble crossing
Busy afternoon at the Shibuya scramble crossing
Plenty of fashions at this busy Shibuya scramble crossing
Plenty of fashions at this busy Shibuya scramble crossing
Lost in the crowd, lost in his music
Lost in the crowd, lost in his music
This one was by mistake, but since this is 'Shibuya Streets', why not?
This one was by mistake, but since this is 'Shibuya Streets', why not?

I remember traveling to New York some years ago and being surprised at how different the street fashions and street manners were to a comparable big city like Tokyo. It never gets boring watching the movement of the city.

Fashion in the foreground, ads in the background. Lots of action in Shibuya
Fashion in the foreground, ads in the background. Lots of action in Shibuya
This is one way to get above the crowds
This is one way to get above the crowds
Horikita Maki advertising for docomo on the 109 building
Horikita Maki advertising for docomo on the 109 building
A policeman contemplating his ride home. Maybe he is looking up at Horikita Maki
A policeman contemplating his ride home. Maybe he is looking up at Horikita Maki
A strangely peaceful view in the big city. The Shibuya river that flows under the Tokyu Dept store
A strangely peaceful view in the big city. The Shibuya river that flows under the Tokyu Dept store
Looking back up Dogenzaka, Shibuya Station
Looking back up Dogenzaka, Shibuya Station
Pepper Lunch or Pepper Dinner? Either way these steaks are good
Pepper Lunch or Pepper Dinner? Either way these steaks are good
Large truck ads for new TV show on Fuji Television roar by
Large truck ads for new TV show on Fuji Television roar by
Another truck ad. This one for an Manga Cafe, manboo
Another truck ad. This one for an Manga Cafe, manboo
Livedoor's YYC community dating site rolls by. 2,500,000 members. now in its 9th year
Livedoor's YYC community dating site rolls by. 2,500,000 members. now in its 9th year

After all those trucks, it’s nice to see the Hachiko small community bus get a chance to hit the road.

Shibuya community bus, Hachiko
Shibuya community bus, Hachiko

That’s a quick round up for this version of Shibuya Streets. There is always a lot of activity in Shibuya, particularly around the crossing. The fashions and the movements of people are fascinating to watch.

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11 comments

whipcracker July 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm

It has been a while since the last Shibuya streets walk. This post goes along with your last article about Shibuya then and now. And it sure is a popular area, I guess just like Akihabara; the fashion,music,people,and places to visit.
Danny Choo did a tour of Shibuya at night, it can be found on You Tube and it was quite as colorful at night as is during the day. The one thing that I noticed during that video is that I saw a soccer match going on at the top of a building at night. would you happen to know where it's located? All the different ways to advertise, very colorful and informative, even a Hachiko bus how cool to advertise for your area.
Another great article and photo series as usual keep up the great work, I always enjoy going to your site.

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Shibuya246 July 18, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Thanks again. Here is an old post I wrote showing the adidas Futsal Park. http://shibuya246.com/2008/12/17/adidas-store-in-

You can get a good view of the Futsal Park from the Excel Tokyu Hotel. I used to stay there sometimes if I had guests from O/S. I will go back and get some better photos of this one evening. Looking down on the crossing and the Futsal Park is pretty cool.

I also thought this post was interesting to do straight after the 'Then and Now' post. 🙂

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Shibuya246 July 18, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Lots of girls in Shibuya and lots of great fashions on display. Thanks 🙂 I plan to take some of the best shots I have of Shibuya and make a feature photo post like the Kyoto one http://shibuya246.com/2009/07/14/kyoto/

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whipcracker July 19, 2009 at 12:22 am

That soccer field, is that a marketing tool, or do they have an organized league matches there? I guess with the hi-rise golf facility they have why not a hi-rise soccer facility. japan sure has the inituitave for being on the leading edge for whatever they do.=epic win

Btw kiminobox said on her site that she wants to go back to Kyoto again for some Kodax moments. You both took some excellelent photos=EPIC

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Shibuya246 July 19, 2009 at 4:38 am

They have proper matches there. I have mainly seen kids playing matches and training. This is where the cable car used to leave from

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malditangjen July 29, 2009 at 11:27 pm

My friends and I are planning to go to Japan next year. Thanks for sharing some pics of Shibuya. We’d love to cross the streets of Shibuya and take some pictures too.

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malditangjen July 29, 2009 at 11:30 pm

oh sorry, can I borrow the pic of Jun’s add and the Hachiko bus. Thanks!

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shibuya246 July 29, 2009 at 11:36 pm

sure, no problem. I have another Hachiko Bus here also (in red) http://www.flickr.com/photos/shibuya246/3729558668/

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malditangjen July 29, 2009 at 11:45 pm

thanks! I’ll check it now. =)

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haro_kitei May 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

Rei!

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