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.
|Jan 2022 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|GINZA PEDESTRIAN WALL|
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SONY ALPHA 7R II
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