Traffic Light Turns Green

Pedestrians at the pedestrian crossing
Shot in the city of Shibuya, Tokyo Tetsu Ozawa

The pedestrians started to cross the street

The area around Shibuya station is always crowded. There are many people strutting on the sidewalks, and many of them are waiting for the signal. The intersection where I was waiting for the signal was also crowded. A lot of people were waiting for the signal to change.

Shibuya is one of the busiest areas in Tokyo. Nowadays, it's hard to believe that this was a residential area. Of course, I don't know such a time period. I only know it as history. The only thing that remains from that time is a statue of Hachiko, a loyal dog. Hachiko was waiting in front of the ticket gate for his master to get off the train at Shibuya station and come home. Even though his owner was a professor at Tokyo Imperial University, he was probably not that rich. The houses in Shibuya were lined with ordinary people living there. Time has passed, and Hachi is now a statue, and the square in front of Shibuya station is always crowded with people. Most of them are not people who have come back to Shibuya, but people who have come to visit.

When the light changed to green, people who had been waiting for the signal to change, began to cross the street en masse.


Where is Shibuya?




Shooting Date

Aug 2019

Posted On

December 9, 2019


Shibuya, Tokyo


Street Photography



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