From the connecting passageway between the ticket gates of JR Shibuya Station and the ticket gates of the Inokashira Line, you can clearly see the scramble crossing in front of the station. There is a large window on the opposite side of Taro Okamoto's mural, and through the window you can see people crossing the intersection. However, there are few people who stop to watch. Most people are just in a hurry to transfer from the Yamanote Line to the Inokashira Line, or vice versa, and not many people are looking at the scramble crossing from above. The first time you see it, it may be a bit of an eye-opener, but as you pass by it more and more times, the excitement will diminish, and eventually, you won't think much of it anymore.
At that time, I was about to change trains from the Yamanote Line to the Inokashira Line. I was hurrying along the connecting corridor with many other people. I didn't pay attention to the scramble crossing I could see through the window or Taro Okamoto's "Myth of Tomorrow" as I silently made my way to the ticket gate. When I looked to the side, I saw a couple standing by the wall, talking happily. As I gazed out the window at their backside, I realized that I had lost interest in the scramble intersection that I could see from there.
|May 2021 PEOPLE TOKYO|
|BACK SHOT COUPLE SHIBUYA WINDOW|
May 28, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF