Flashback – Japan 2009 – Crossing Shibuya to the Shibuya Crossing

All photos taken on September 20, 2009.

Shibuya is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and finance center and houses two of the busiest railway stations in the world, Shinjuku station (southern half) and Shibuya Station. The population of this area is 221,801.

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Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

5 thoughts on “Flashback – Japan 2009 – Crossing Shibuya to the Shibuya Crossing

  1. More great Tokyo memories Allan. I usually try to steer clear of a city’s most crowded district, but I made (and would do so again) an exception for Shibuya and its surrounds. The crossing is just electric, I was both buzzing with excitement and at the same time desperately disappointed that I didn’t bump into an umbrella-holding Scarlett Johansson. So glad you got to meet Hachiko, it’s a beautiful story that charmed me so much I later went and found his and Professor Ueno’s graves in Aoyama Cemetery. Coincidentally, Sladja and I stopped by Greyfriar Bobby’s grave just last week in Edinburgh.

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    1. Thanks Leighton. It is a pretty happening place. The bonus was the festival going on and the Okonomiyaki restaurant. I did not see Scarlett there either. Darn!! The similarities between Hachiko and Greyfriars Bobby are amazing. Dogs are loyal in all countries. Glad you got to Edinburgh. This is my maternal grandparents home and we have been fortunate to be there twice in the past. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Yes and the other city place to be cynical of is Old… or Old Town… Sometimes, there are neat things to see, but the local population is less than savoury. Thanks for reading. Allan

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