Protests in Shibuya

Protests in Shibuya

I spend most of today in bed trying to get over this cold.   I needed to run out this afternoon to restock my cough drop supply and decided to run down to Shibuya and hit the bank as well. Today’s configuration:  Leica M9, Summilux 21mm f/1.4, ND4, 21mm viewfinder, iso160 @ f/1.4 and various shutter speeds.   Protest shots were at f/5.6.

Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

This shop owner was cleaning the Fugu 'poison puffer fish' tank...

Cleaning the 'fugu' tank in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Cleaning the 'fugu' tank in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

This is what a lot of parking is like in Japan.   You pull into here and then you car gets lifted up (or down) and out of the way.

Parking in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Parking in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

KFC's Colonel Sanders is dressed up for Children's Day.    He has a lot of different outfits in Japan and you can find him dress up for different holidays.

Colonel Sanders dressed up for Golden Week in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Colonel Sanders dressed up for Golden Week in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

In a country that loves cones...these guys win!

Giant cones in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Giant cones in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Citibank in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Citibank in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Pink guitar sale...

Pink Guitar sale in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Pink Guitar sale in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

'Nana is Real' in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

'Nana is Real' in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

I stopped by to shoot the UFO catchers...

UFO Catchers in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

UFO Catchers in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

UFO Catchers in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

UFO Catchers in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

T-Shirts for Sales in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

T-Shirts for Sales in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Restocked my supply of cough drops at Family Mart.

Family Mart in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Family Mart in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

As I was crossing the street I noticed a large protest in front of Shibuya Station...

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

I love how everything in Japan has a cute mascot...

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

These women had signs protesting about the Senkaku Islands which are disputed if they are Japanese, Chinese or Taiwanese soil.

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

I got to thinking these guys had the best vantage point to photograph this...  it never hurts to ask...

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Protests over the Senkaku Islands in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Hopefully after a good nights rest I will have most of this cold kicked.   I need to get on with my Golden Week.    Here is my current shooting list; Yashio, Yoyogi, Harajuku, Kichijoji, Shimokitazawa, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown, Akihabara, Nagano, Yokohama and Tokyo International Forum.    If you have other suggestions, please don't be shy about leaving a comment.

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A visit to Hiroo Hospital

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