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WOW!!!! these are great,

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Ishikawacho, Yokohama. The top photo shows the river at the back, the roadway next to it, the station running perpendicular over them both and another roadway running parallel over them all.

 

This is right next to Chinatown. There are also a couple of old electronics shops here. One in particular has been run by the same couple for decades and has loads of new-old-stock components. There used to be several like it in Akihabara too, but most have gone now. It's a shame because you could find all sorts of interesting and long obsolete parts there, but I guess most of the stock ended up on Yahoo Auctions.

 

 

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Yanokuchi. Seems a bit over-engineered for a pipe, maybe the weight of whatever it carries requires it.

 

 

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Funabashi. There is a massive Daiso here, as well as being the jumping off point for several Hard Off visits.

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An oddly specific request in Ueno.

 

 

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Asakusa, home of many great restaurants in traditional styles.

 

 

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Denny's in Akihabara.

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Love this diagram.

 

 

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Tama Monorail Line.

 

 

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Intersection at Akihabara.

 

 

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Not sure where this is, or why I photographed it. Some interesting detail perhaps. Some kind of train sensor?

 

 

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There is a very large park in Tachikawa called Showa Kinen. This is just a small fraction of it.

 

 

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When larger vehicles park you often see these on the wheels, and the wheels angled to prevent it slipping straight downhill. Apparently there was some kind of accident long ago and corporations started using these to prevent it, even though modern handbrakes are extremely reliable.

 

 

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Kinshichou. Don't really like this place for some reason. Surprised there is a Yodobashi Camera here too since the big Akihabara one is 5 minutes away from this station.

 

 

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Suidoubashi, one of the older stations on the Chuo Line.

 

 

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Tama Centre. Had to climb a lot of steps to get here.

 

 

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Some station signage. The top one is part of a series and I wish I had the rest. There are all sorts of reasons given for not smoking in public areas and disposing of the butts responsibly. I remember one with a guy flicking the butt out of a car with a caption about how they looked like they were making a getaway from a crime scene.

 

That reminds me of another one I saw many years ago. There was a photo of a young girl with a man stood next to her. The girl was most of the frame, the man was mostly out of it but you could see his arm and hand holding a cigarette down by his waist, right next to her face. The caption said don't walk down the street carrying your cigarette carelessly as you might give her a nasty facial scar... Pretty hardcore stuff. Fortunately smoking is starting to become less socially acceptable now and fewer places are bothering with smoking sections.

 

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15 hours ago, mojo said:

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An oddly specific request in Ueno.

 

 

To all

Don't leave a bottle of mayonnaise here.

 

I really want to know what was behind that one!

  

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4 hours ago, maihama eki said:

 

To all

Don't leave a bottle of mayonnaise here.

 

I really want to know what was behind that one!

  

 

From memory it was in Ameyoko Plaza or nearby. There are some small take-out places near there so maybe they had a problem with people leaving empty bottles of mayo there, or in nearby waste bins.

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Not sure where this is. That's a very old looking train set.

 

 

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Type 0 at Ome Railway Park. You can sit in the cab!

 

 

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Not sure where this is either.

 

 

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Ueno, beside the railway tracks.

 

 

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Popondetta in Akihabara, rental layout.

 

 

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Ad on a JR train, probably Chuo line. A bit sexist I think!

 

 

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Capsule machine that has retro chips. They are rated as "junk", no guarantees.

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Kawasaki.

 

 

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Inokashira Park again. These were taken on my DSLR, a Panasonic GF2 Micro 4/3. I'm not very good at photography and find that usually the result is better with my phone. Many of these were taken on a Google Pixel (the original one), although I have upgraded to a Pixel 5 now so they should get even better.

 

The GF2 does support HDR but you really need a tripod to make it work. The phone does a great job hand-held. While the clarity and resolution of the GF2 is way better and it can do real "portrait" shots with the right lens, I'm thinking that I'm better off using the phone most of the time. You can see in the above shots that they all blow out the bright areas, the white building and the sky, which would look great on my Pixel.

 

I don't know if newer DSLRs are better in this regard. Maybe if you know how to use them properly...

 

 

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Can't remember where this is or what it is. What do they carry on these?

 

 

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Kato Hobby Centre Layout. A gallery of more photos is here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GmzStvLCZMH1AGxs5

 

Worth a visit, they often have special items you can't get anywhere else on sale. It's also interesting to see what you can do with just Kato products and minimal skill!

 

 

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Omiya Railway Museum layout. There is a gallery of more photos of this layout here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o1x2cFtLnDFAcNrd7

 

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Type 0 at the Railway Museum. You can go inside, I thought I had some photos but can't find them now, maybe later.

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JR 500系

Really lovely pictures, it's like being there myself! Thanks for sharing!! 

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Not sure where this is. That's a very old looking train set.

Hachioji Station.  That parking lot in the foreground is now a shopping center and high rise condominium.  

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3 hours ago, mojo said:

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Not sure where this is. That's a very old looking train set.

 

And the train set is a 115 series, retired from the Chuo Line in 2014.

 

View from a slightly different angle last summer:

 

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Album with a bunch of pictures around the station: https://www.flickr.com/photos/railsquid/albums/72157682902241561

 

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3 hours ago, mojo said:

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Can't remember where this is or what it is. What do they carry on these?

 

Taken from a Shinkansen on the west side of Toyohashi Station, approximately here.

 

The wagons are part some sort of JR Tokai Shinkansen maintenance train, from their hopper-esque nature I guess ballast-related. Similar ones visible in this photo, about halfway down this page.

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