Shinjuku Eye

Shinjuku Station (新宿駅 Shinjuku-eki) is a major railway station in the Shinjuku and Shibuya wards of Tokyo, Japan. It is the main connecting hub for four of the inter-city rail, commuter rail and metro lines.  More than 3.67 million people pass through it every day, making it the busiest transportaion hub in the world (according to the Guinness World Records.)

We were on our way to Nishi-Shinjuku to see the famous Toto showroom in the L Tower and the Pentax Forum in the Mitsui buildings.  We’d wandered around the labyrinth of underground walkways, craning our necks to peer at the over head signs for direction.   So much so that we almost missed the iconic Shinjuku Eye scuplture at the west exit.   Actually we did miss it on our first pass through and only by accident on our return trip, did  I see it.

The glass sculpture was created by Yoshiko Miyashita in 1969. Made of organically curved  glass, revolving lights give it a vivid and mesmerizing quality.  Capturing the light and reflection against the river of people walking by proved to be challenging photo shoot.  Luckily (and it was pure luck) I happened to get one good shot.

Shinjuku station, Tokyo, January 2016


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