SCENE IN TOKYO: Personality of Two Stations (NAKANO & SHINJUKU)
SCENE IN TOKYO
...wherein we sink teeth into a flaming cliché and fiddle around with homonyms and wordplay transitive to retelling our daily living, working, and existing as mostly sentient bipedal mammals hive-minding about the big, big city...with video makers in our pockets!
Personality of Two Stations (NAKANO/SHINJUKU)
The first half of this SCENE IN TOKYO was shot in front of Nakano Station where an older man was busking with a shamisen, a traditional guitar-ish instrument. Busking itself is rare for Japanese street musicians, but busking with a ancient, 3-stringed gourd attached to a stick is pretty much unheard of. Great soundtrack to the entrance of the iconic Nakano Station neighborhood.
The second half of this SCENE was shot last Friday night in Shinjuku Station...at a relative down time. Located in the heart of the Tokyo Metropolitan area, serving more than 3.5 million human passengers every day, Shinjuku Station is the busiest transportation hub on the planet. The flow of human bodies seen here is effectively constant; in this massive train station, you will see from slightly less to a whole lot more - but almost never will you see a lull.