Woman Walking In Front Of A Shadowed Building

Woman walking in front of a shadowed building
Shot in Ginza, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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Shadows were clearly cast on the buildings along the Kojunsha-dori

Unlike other countries, Japan does not use street names to indicate addresses. This is because Japan has adopted the so-called block system, in which houses are indicated in blocks surrounded by streets. Although I am not aware of it, this is a minority in the world. In many countries, the street system is used to indicate residences by assigning residence numbers to the names of the streets that the buildings face. This is probably why. In Japan, there are not many roads with names, except for old roads.

Despite this, there are many streets with names in the Ginza area. Namiki-dori, Sony-dori, Miyuki-dori, and Konparu-dori come to mind just for a quick thought. This is no wonder. According to the website of Chuo Ward, where Ginza is located, there are 27 streets with names in Ginza. However, this is just the ones listed on the official website of the city office, so there may be more if you include the ones that are not officially recognized. In any case, it is probably because it is more convenient for shopping and sightseeing if the street has a name.

Looking back at the photos I had taken, I looked up the name of the street where the two streets intersected, and found that one of the streets was Kojunsha-dori, but I couldn't figure out the other one. Although 27 streets have names, not all of them have names. Japan is Where The Streets Have No Name.

日本語
Aug 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO

Where is Ginza?

PHOTO DATA

No

12003

Shooting Date

Feb 2021

Posted On

August 19, 2021

Place

Ginza, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

RICOH GR III

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