Part 1: Anti Nuclear Protests across Tokyo

Part 1: Anti Nuclear Protests across Tokyo

Yesterday, 6.11.2011, on the 3 month anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that rocked Japan, set a tsunami in motion and the start of Japan’s nuclear crisis.   Anti Nuclear Protests across Tokyo; Nerima, Kodaira, Oizumi-Gakuen, Ochanomizu, Edogawa-ku, Shiba Park, Oji, Kasumigaseki, Shibuya, Kunitachi, Machida and Shinjuku.   I attended the Shibuya and Shinjuku demos.

Today’s Configuration: Canon 5DMKII with a 16-35mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8.  Fuji Film x100.

今日のカメラ:私のCanon 5DMKIIをつかいます。 レンズは16-35mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8。 Fuji Film x100もつかいます。

The first woman’s sign simply reads ‘family first’…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

I was surprised to see the number of children that were protesting…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Even dogs…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

In Shibuya, the police had broken the protesters in small groups which seemed to remove a lot of the energy from the protest…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Down shift…  I like the drawing on the sign on the left.    One thing about Nuclear Protest photos…if you study them for a minute there is always something interesting you didn’t notice at first as there is so much happening.

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

We must stand up together…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Lots of people taking pictures…You don’t see these types of protest on this scale in Tokyo.

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

There is a lot of anger and frustration at the government’s management and mismanagement of this disaster…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Bye Bye Nuclear Power…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

I was again impressed with how professionally the police were able to handle protests of this size…  Interestingly I was speaking to a few reports who mentioned that they bumped into many uncover police officers within the protesters…interesting.

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Shibuya was interesting but it was fairly mellow as far as Nuclear Protests so I decided to head to Shinjuku and see how that one was progressing…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

I quickly realized Shinjuku was on a completely different scale…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Fitted with their own Punk Rock Banks…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Sayonara Nuclear Power…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

House Music DJ…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

What will happen mommy?

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Can you drink a little more?  (referring to Japan raising the acceptable limits of radiation)

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Mama, what’s my future…

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Hey wait he is shooting me!

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Anti Nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2011.  6月11日2011年に東京で原発反対デモ。

Check back tomorrow for the 2nd half of the protests…I have never seen anything of this scale in Tokyo.

Japanese Word of the Day:  不満 (ふまん) fuman – dissatisfaction, displeasure, discontent, unhappiness, disgruntled

example:

日本ではみんな、原発につよい不満をもっています。

Everyone in Japan is very frustrated with the current nuclear situation.

If you like what you saw today, please share it by clicking one of the links below.   Thanks and see you tomorrow!

あしたね!

 

8 Comments

  1. A real nice post nice today. I hope some the news agencies will pick up some of your images as they are quite deserving, both in technique and style.

  2. These pictures are great. They really capture the energy of a protest march (I’ve been to a couple myself, in Washington D.C.) I love the way the Japanese use cute characters, like the smiling onigiri.

  3. great site. Are many protestors wearing masks because that is the norm or is it to emphasize the anti nuclear power sentiment? thanks joanlvh

  4. Seems to be quite orderly and I was surprised at so many signs and posters in English. What are the protesting groups wanting to replace nuclear power with?

  5. Thanks Jeff. I submitted to a few so let’s see!

  6. Thanks Arefti – I also enjoy the things they were using to get their messages across. I am posting up 75 more now… some are pretty funny.

  7. It’s fairly common to see people with masks, either to avoid spreading or coaching a cold. I think the ones with the No Nukes Logos are for protesting effect. I think the others is more chalked up to Japanese manners.

  8. Hi Jim – It was very orderly. I actually had cops moving out of my way when I was taking photos. I hear there was a speech at the beginning reminding people to ‘remember their manners’. Some groups had alternatives but mostly I think people are mad at the governments handling of the situation.

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