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Cool Blue and Warm Red, Electric City and Manseibashi Bridge, Akihabara


Akihabara  is famous for Otaku culture.
In this article, I’ll show two aspects of Akihabara  with colors.

Here is Manseibashi crossing.  Facing to Denkigai Street. “Denkigai” means Electric City.Here is special area in Tokyo.
Signs are different from other areas. They are  futuristic and  cool blue image.

These are long exposure photos. There is a huge girl character.
Center road is Denkigai street.

Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan

This is panorama photo. Colorful signs.
Akihabara developed as market after WW2. Later,many electric parts and goods shops gathered here. And now also famous for contents,for example Anime,Manga,Video Game,Idols.

Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan

To express atmosphere of Akihabara,I tried HDR.

Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan

Here is Denkigai street. Cars are waiting for signal. Beautiful perspective.

Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan

It’s like F1 Grand Prix! This is Akiba GP! Leading car(below right) is 痛車(Itasha). Itasha is a car designed Otaku culture designs on its body.It suits for Akihabara.

Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan

Oh Taxi,don’t disturb me! But I like this composition.

Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan

Opposite side of Denkigai street is Manseibashi Bridge.
Conversely for Denkigai Street,here is warm, old style design.
Red brick architecture is “mAARch ecute Kanda Manseibashi”. There are stylish shops and cafe.

Manseibashi Bridge,Tokyo,Japan
Manseibashi Bridge,Tokyo,Japan

General view of mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi.
This river is Kandagawa River.Red brick architecture was built in 1912 as Manseibashi Viaduct.
Roof was platform of Manseibashi station. And it was renovated in 2013. Even now train is passing through.
Light trail in above photo is train. Now roof is cafe. So visitors can enjoy coffee and train close by.

Manseibashi Bridge,Tokyo,Japan
Manseibashi Bridge,Tokyo,Japan

This is old postcard of my collection.
Manseibashi Station maybe in 1919-1923.This architecture was burnt by 1923 Great Kanto earthquake. So cool design.
Architect was Kingo Tatsuno. He also designed Tokyo Station.

Manseibashi Station,1919-1923, Tokyo,Japan
Manseibashi Station,1919-1923, Tokyo,Japan

Red brick and light makes warm atmosphere. Many people stop walking and enjoy beautiful view.

Manseibashi Bridge,Tokyo,Japan
Manseibashi Bridge,Tokyo,Japan

mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi (English)
These are Denkigai Street from Manseibashi Bridge. Old and New design is in the same angle.

Manseibashi Bridge and Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Manseibashi Bridge and Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Manseibashi Bridge and Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Manseibashi Bridge and Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan

Final photos are my expression trial. Multiple exposure.

Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan
Akihabara,Tokyo,Japan

Did you feel Akihabara?? Manseibashi Crossing is also crossing of Now and Ever. Please enjoy various aspects of Akihabara!

Nearest Station
Akihabara Station
JR Yamanote Line/ JR Keihintohoku Line/ JR Sobu LIne
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Nearest Exit is Denkigai Entrance

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