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雪の荒川

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今日、東京は大雪です。赤羽の荒川と隅田川の分岐点にて。川から湯気が上がっています。向こうに見えるのは青門こと岩渕水門。ゲートが2つ閉鎖されています。ハンドヘルド4枚。

  • heiwa4126 over 1 year ago
    There's no notification from Disqus. But I found your message. 傘はおちょこになるし、大変な撮影でした(でも撮りたかったんだよう)。
  • Elena_360Cities over 1 year ago
    Hi Taro, The pano's author will get a notification if he has selected "Subscribe via email".
  • Taro Tsubomura over 1 year ago
    おーすごい 今日はさんざんな天気でしたね。(ここにコメントすると本人には通知されるのでしょうか?)
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    Tokyo付近のパノラマ

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    A: 岩渕あたりの冬の夕刻

    heiwa4126作, ここから10メートル

    隅田川が荒川から分離する岩渕あたりの風景。冬の夕方。

    岩渕あたりの冬の夕刻

    B: 雪の赤羽赤門

    heiwa4126作, ここから110メートル

    今日、東京は大雪です。赤羽赤門こと旧岩渕水門にて。ハンドヘルド4枚。

    雪の赤羽赤門

    C: 旧岩淵水門

    heiwa4126作, ここから140メートル

    旧岩淵水門は通称・赤門と呼ばれています。去年、ペンキの塗り替えで赤門が赤くなくなる、という噂が広がり、お役所と地元の人が争う事件があったそうです。

    旧岩淵水門

    D: 旧岩淵水門

    heiwa4126作, ここから150メートル

    赤羽にある赤い水門。詳しくはWikipedia参照。<a href='http://jam.nodalninja.com/affiliates/jrox.php?id=27_1_tlid_1_ut...

    旧岩淵水門

    E: 雪の赤羽青門

    heiwa4126作, ここから260メートル

    今日、東京は大雪です。赤羽青門こと岩渕水門にて。ハンドヘルド4枚。

    雪の赤羽青門

    F: 岩淵防災ヘリポート

    heiwa4126作, ここから310メートル

    岩淵防災ヘリポート

    G: やさしさたのしさLaLaガーデン

    heiwa4126作, 1.0kmかなた

    赤羽駅東口にある屋根付き商店街「LaLaガーデン」にて。ダイエー赤羽店閉店記念作品(2010年4月で閉店。翌年に向かいに出来るマンションの1・2階で開店らしい)

    やさしさたのしさLaLaガーデン

    H: 赤羽一番街シルクロード

    heiwa4126作, 1.2kmかなた

    赤羽一番街は赤羽駅前から北北西に向かう3本の通りから成立しており、西からOK横丁、一番街、一番街シルクロードと名付けられている。ここは一番街シルクロード、屋根があるアーケードの真ん中あたり。北へ抜ければ...

    赤羽一番街シルクロード

    I: 第55回赤羽馬鹿祭り - 一番街

    heiwa4126作, 1.3kmかなた

    東京都北区赤羽名物の「馬鹿祭り」。音楽パレードが小学校裏の中央通から1番街を行進中。

    第55回赤羽馬鹿祭り - 一番街

    J: 赤羽一番街

    heiwa4126作, 1.3kmかなた

    赤羽一番街は赤羽駅前から北北西に向かう3本の通りから成立しており、西からOK横丁、一番街、一番街シルクロードと名付けられている。ここは一番街、有名なうなぎ屋まるます家から少し南に戻ったところ。

    赤羽一番街

    このパノラマはTokyoで撮影されました

    これはTokyo領域の概要です

    Overview and History

    Tokyo will be the first city to turn into a spaceship and fly away, possibly powered by the real volcanic erupting action of Mt. Fuji!

    Robots, fish, manga, crowds, and all things exaggerated.

    Here's a true story: a Japanese friend of mine in New York City once amazed me by the way she ate a tangerine. She opened the rind with three small slits, removed the fruit as a globe without breaking the rind into pieces, then sucked the juice from each little wedge of the fruit. She then put the seeds and pulpy bits back into the hollow rind, patted it closed so it looked whole again, and trotted over to the garbage can to drop it in. It looked untouched when she was done with it. Phenomenal! Remember this story when we get to "emptiness" later on.

    Although Japan's people trace their roots back thousands of years before recorded history, Tokyo itself did not even have a proper castle until the sixteenth century. Maybe that's why they went hyperspeed into building up so fast after they caught one.

    The city was twice completely destroyed in the last century, first in the earthquake of 1923 and then again in the bombings of WWII. It was completely rebuilt in time for the 1964 Summer Olympics; Tokyo appears to be so modern for these reasons.

    For an example of some new construction projects, take a loot at the Maru building and the Tokyo International Forum. The Tokyo International Forum is an exhibition and concert hall and conference center that, from the outside, looks like a boat. A shiny steel boat made of glass...

    The city first became the center of a national government in 1603 under Tokugawa Ieyasu, and only became the imperial capital in 1868. During this time period the population grew to more than one million people, ranking it among the largest cities in the world.

    Fortunately for these teeming masses, Tokyo was designed around several large train stations all to be connected by the under and over-ground railways. It's got the largest network of trains in the world today, including the monorail and magnetic-levitation bullet trains that travel at speeds up to five hundred kilometers per hour! You can kill a lot of meters going that fast.

    There are lots of bridges in Tokyo for surface transport. Here's the Harumi bridge, 600m long.

    Thirty five million people now call Tokyo home, in what is called the Tokyo Metropolitan area. What was once simply a city has now become a group of twenty-three wards, each with their own local government.

    With 35 million people, taking care of waste treatment is a serious business. Here's the Meguro cleaning factory and its accompanying green space.

    The government of Japan has its center in Tokyo, as do the Imperial Palace and Japanese Imperial Family. The government is a constitutional monarchy with one emperor and an elected parliament. Contrary to popular belief among four-year-olds, the Power Rangers are not part of this government.

    Along with London, Sao Paulo and New York, Tokyo makes up one of the world's most important financial centers.

    In stark contrast to the unbelievable concentration of people, Tokyo has many beautiful parks and temples of outdoor open space. Here's a forestry research lab still within city limits, and a separate panorama from the oldest Shrine of the Kanto sect. This one is dedicated to Konyo Aoki, the person who discovered the sweet potato! Thank you, Konyo Aoki!

    Getting There

    The international airport for access to Tokyo is Narita International Airport, and for domestic flights people use Tokyo International Airport (Haneda).

    There's a shuttle bus between them and both are connected with buses and trains into the city. You can also take the MONORAIL, cool cool cool!! It's about one hour to get to Narita airport from Tokyo center.

    Transportation

    As we mentioned above, Tokyo was laid out with trains in mind. The subway systems were given right of way in the urban planning process and if you look at the map you'll see how big it is.

    But this is not some bland grey and square urban planning affair. Tokyo's metro stations were designed by various imaginative architects in prestigious competitions. They came up with some extremely natural organic shapes and tones in these efforts. Result: spirals in the underground.

    Here's a look at the Tokyo station with view from the Yaesu side. This one actually dates to 1914.

    People and Culture

    Japanese culture is very formal, extremely polite, and crazy about things that light up. And more things that light up.

    The concept of "emptiness" is crucial to understanding Japanese culture, and tricky to explain in western language. Think of the grace and control required to eat with chopsticks compared to stabbing with a fork.

    Emptiness means... the space between things has more potential than a space filled by things.

    Cherry blossoms are one of the signature fascinations of Japanese culture. They smell so sweet and drift through the air so lightly, so ephemeral and lovely you wonder how they can be real. Filmmaker Akira Kurosawa has made entire movies about the blossoms.

    Nature is the master of emptiness and the best art uses minimal substance to show the calmness and vast expanses. Maybe this octagonal pavillion will help.

    Aha! The entrance to this temple has a perfect example of structure defining emptiness.

    But "High-tech" and "clean" also perfectly describe Japanese culture; everybody knows they have the coolest tech gear.

    Japanese people also have the longest life expectancy on earth, quite possibly thanks to their fish intensive diet more so than their tech gear.

    Things to do & Recommendations

    Read some Haruki Murakami. Get a book and read it on the metro, his short stories are excellently weird and dark, yet uplifting. Okay I want to be culturally sensitive here but everybody knows Japanese culture has a very very weird side. Murakami will show it to you. Ultra-violence and sex in animation, fetishes, panties for sale in a vending machine?! To know it is to love it, that's what I'm saying.

    Go directly to The Museum of Photography. What did you expect we'd want to see?

    Tourist boats are another popular destination for visitors. See Tokyo from the Sumida River.

    Experiment with the ritual and ceremony of tea-drinking, perhaps in such a tea room as this. See what I mean about emptiness?

    Like the Empire State building or the Eiffel tower, the Tokyo Tower is a major tourist attraction, especially among people who aren't so into the idea of scaling Mt. Fuji in between rounds of plum wine.

    Assignment: locate and defeat Godzilla.

    Lastly, go wrestle with these chairs. Remember what we said at the top about exxageration...

    Text by Steve Smith.

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