|GINZA / TSUKIJI/TSUKISHIMA/TSUKUDA-JIMA|
@In the famous Japanese movie "Monster
GODZILLA" series, Ginza was destroyed
in 1984 for the second time by the revived
The Yurakucho MULLION building is seen on the left when we come up from under the overpass. In the movie mentioned above, this is one of the buildings that GODZILLA destroyed in 1984.
Now we proceed 100m more to reach the SONY building, which name has been taken into the title of this page. In its show room, we can touch and operate number of SONY products displayed, though the costly models such as digital cameras are chained.
At 100m from SONY stands the watchmaker HATTORI building, whose trademark is known worldwide as SEIKO.
This building was destroyed by GODZILLA in 1954 in the movie.
Here, the road intersects at right angles with the Ginza-dori street, which will turn into a car-free mall on sundays.
In Japanese, it is called "Hoko-Ten"(= pedestrian's paradise).
And now, we are passing the Kabuki-za theatre.
Now we are almost through GINZA and approaching the cluttered area called "Tsukiji Jougai Ichiba" which means the annex to "Tsukiji Wholesale fish market".
"Jougai" is a part of the market where even the visitors can buy fresh marine products. Usually it is very crowded as the picture(6) shows, while all the stores are closed on red-letter days.
We leave the Tsukiji Market and walk for 200m to reach the Kachidoki-bashi Bridge. This bridge was also destroyed by GODZILLA in 1954.
The bridge leads us to Tsukishima. We make a left at the first corner and pass
The moorings for the roofed Japanese pleasure boats(8). Tsukishima shopping districts start here(9). The alleys on both sides(9-A, 9-B) of the main street make Japanese visitors nostalgic.
It's him!EEEEhe is running zigzag but still willful.
He finished with a time of 53:26.34, which is 5:35 behind the world record. But we must
praise his record because he is always a drunk and doesn't take any exercise.