Shinobazu-dori Becoming Shrouded In Shadow

Shinobazu-dori becoming shrouded in shadow
Shot in Nezu, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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It was dusk, and Shinobazu Street was quickly covered in shadows

At the same time as the sun was getting lower and lower, the shadows on the ground were gradually growing in strength. Most of the road surface had already been swallowed up by the shadows, and the extent of the sunlight had been driven down to the walls of the buildings along the road. In the midst of this struggle, I saw a woman walking. For the woman, the conflict between the shadows and the sun must be a fire on the other side of the river. No, she may feel sympathy for the shadows. There are many women who avoid sunburns, and I think such women prefer to walk in the shade rather than in the sun.

I was walking near the Nezu Jinja Shrine at this time. I didn't know it, but there used to be a brothel in front of the Shinto Shrine, and according to an 1882 survey, there were 688 prostitutes there, making it the second largest after Yoshiwara. However, this was the home of the prestigious Tokyo Imperial University, and the presence of a brothel near the university was considered a problem for public morals, and the brothel was moved to Susaki in 1888. It is interesting to note that it was not the existence of the brothel itself that was considered problematic, but the negative impact on students that was feared.

日本語
Jul 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO

Where is Nezu?

PHOTO DATA

No

11961

Shooting Date

Dec 2020

Posted On

July 8, 2021

Place

Nezu, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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