The city of Shimbashi is commonly referred to as the city of middle-aged businessmen. In Japan, the middle-aged businessmen are thought to be tired persons in their day-to-day lives. So the city is considered to be divorced from youthfulness.
Watching the streets, it is difficult to find shops and restaurants for young people. The atmosphere is different from the city of Ginza, which is about a 10-minutes walk from Shimbasi. However, it was one of the enchantments of this city. And the lack of youthfulness is a distinct personality of this city.
I was stopping in the middle of the SL square in front of Shimbashi station and watching the pedestrians walking the square. In the meantime, an elderly businessman appeared in front of me. And I thought elderly people fitted well to this city.
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April 22, 2020
RICOH GR III