Panorama TOKYO : Otowa

There is a very ordinary street rich in green at Otowa in Bunkyo Ward. That is on the hillside and leads to the Otowa Street. Bunkyo Ward is known as its landform full of hills and as the region a large number of schools in Tokyo. Several high schools, a college and an university are built on both sides of the street, that connects the Otowa Street with the Kasuga Street in length of 600 m. You'll see a lot of students on the sidewalk at the time on their way to school and back. The scratches on the moss-grown roadside wall must be their playing tricks on the way home.

Otowa has prospered as "temple town" since the Edo period, for the 5th Tokugawa Shogun Tsunayoshi went to the Gokokuji Temple frequently along the street at that time. That is now famous as the town of publishers, and the construction of high-rise apartments is remarkable.

Subway Yurakucho Line: Gokokuji Sta.

panoramic camera : NOBLEX 135 U (NOBLAR T 29mm/F4.5)
picture angle : 130 degrees (horizontal)
exposure : F5.6 , 1/125 sec.
film sensitivity : ISO 100
shot : July 2005

updated : October 10, 2007

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