Pedestrians walked right and left in front of the temporary enclosure on Ginza-dori

Pedestrians walking along Ginza-dori
Temporary enclosure appeared on Ginza-dori
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Although I have grown old to a certain extent, there are still many things I do not know that I think I know. For example, I don't know the name of the container that comes with curry when you order curry at a restaurant, I don't know the name of the plastic clasp that closes a bag of bread, and I don't know the name of the thin paper underneath a Chinese bun.

As I was walking along Ginza-dori, I noticed that it was the weekend. On weekends, Ginza-dori is supposed to be a pedestrian paradise. Yet, there were still cars driving in the middle of Ginza-dori as I walked, looking like they belonged there. Come to think of it, I've walked along the pedestrianized Ginza-dori many times, but I've never experienced the moment of its transformation into a pedestrian paradise.

When I checked, I found out that Ginza-dori becomes a pedestrian paradise for a limited time, not all day long. It was only for six hours, from noon to 6 p.m. I looked at my watch and saw that there was only a few minutes left until noon, when it would be transformed into a pedestrian paradise. I walked back and forth along Ginza-dori, waiting for that time to come. The moment came easily. Several announcements were made that the area would become a pedestrian paradise, and before I knew it, there were no more cars on Ginza-dori. I was expecting a scene where cars that had failed to escape would move left and right, but the transformation was surprisingly smooth.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12147

Shooting Date

Nov 2021

Posted On

January 16, 2022

Modified On

May 11, 2022

Place

Ginza, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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