A man was bending forward, climbing a steep slope

Man walking steep slope
Shot in Shibuya, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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On this day, I was in Shibuya. Shibuya is a town that everyone in Tokyo knows, but the origin of its name is not so clear. There are several theories, such as that "Shioya" was changed to "Shibuya" or that it was the territory of the Shibuya clan. In any case, the town of Shibuya is built in a valley, just like the character for "valley. The area where JR Shibuya station is located is at the bottom of the valley. That's why you have to climb up to the platform on the second floor above ground to get on the Ginza Line, even though it is a subway.

From the bottom of the valley, there are slopes stretching all the way to here and there, and even the side of Shibuya station on the Inokashira Line has a plain slope. Unlike Dogenzaka and Miyamasuzaka, I don't know if this slope is given a name. But the slope is quite steep. If you stop on a side street and look at the slope, you can see that the ground is quite sloped. It was hard to go up and even harder to go down. As I was doing this, a businessman carrying a bag came into view and was slowly walking up the hill, bending forward quite a bit.

日本語
Oct 2018 IN THE CITY TOKYO

Where is Shibuya?

PHOTO DATA

No

10765

Shooting Date

Jul 2018

Posted On

October 16, 2018

Modified On

November 24, 2021

Place

Shibuya, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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