I was walking along the JR tracks from Kanda towards Tokyo Station. According to the housing indication, this area was Otemachi. I had an image of Otemachi as the center of the Japanese economy, where major banks and huge corporations have their headquarters. Indeed, the area is lined with large buildings. However, before the Edo shogunate was established, this area, like Marunouchi and Hibiya, used to be an inlet. The sea used to close in on the center of Tokyo. But today, there is no sign of the sea, and the smell of the shore does not waft through the air as you walk around. It has been a long time since it became a concrete jungle.
A dimly lit passage stretched beside the railroad tracks. The area was filled with a desolate atmosphere not befitting the center of the Japanese economy. But perhaps this dreary atmosphere hinted at the future of the Japanese economy. After walking for a while, I came close to the end of the passage. I could see a man at the end of the aisle. The man was pushing a stroller.
October 6, 2018
SONY ALPHA 7R II
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