Shibuya (aka Shibz, Buya):
The crowd here is into sex, drugs, violence, and a total life of debauchary. The lives of the Shibz folk are that of constant cultural poverty, and are total failures in the eyes of society at large. They are frequently chased by the police, and can be found squatting in front of stores such as HMV, Tower Records, or any Karaoke place that can be found in the area. (jk)
The centre of goth and goth-lolita culture; its basically just a really wierd place to be on Sunday's. All kinds of underground and sometimes very "iffy" (in terms of legality) people converge here. Street performers, and girls dressed in 19th century clothing are the norm in this town. The people here spend the majority of there well earned cash on dead or dying fads. Although the folk here find themselves to be of a higher cultural class than those of 'Shibz' they are of a very similar breed, and often find themselves in poverty themselves due to there mindless spending on 19th century dresses. (jk)
Well, I've basically offended some people so here's my rendition of the area. It is not complete. Especially the area around Shibuya. I really want Neonsim's rendition of Q-Front, but he hasn't uploaded it to the STEX.
So here's the area.
Above: an area slightly north of Shibuya Station. The border between Shibuya and Harajuku.
Above: The Yamanote, Shonan-Shinjuku, and Saikyo Line's.
Above: The empty space in front of Shibuya Station. (oh Neonsim, how I long for your Q-front)
Above: Despite the mentally challenged crowd, the land price of the area is astronomical.
Above: Shibuya Station...
Above: a more zoomed out picture of the area. I'm also going to have to make the Keio Inokashira side of Shibuya Station.
Above: some homes not far from Harajuku, near Yoyogihachiman.
Above: The Yoyogihachiman area is a pretty rich neighborhood due to its proximity to the centre, and yet far enough not to be swamped by wierdo's.
Above: Harajuku Station
Above: This open space is going to house what was the Olympic Village from the 1964 Summer Olympics, now a multi-purpose recreation area and NHK (Japan National Broadcasting) HQ. In the upper lefthand corner you can see Harajuku Station.
Above: The southern edge of Meiji Jingu.
Just south of NHK headquarters, and north of Shibuya.
Above: The park with tennis courts (in reality they're futsal courts) are home to many homeless folk, who will be evicted sometime next year to make room for a Nike Park, which is being heavily protested.
Above: The Yoyogi Park Koban Mae Intersection.
Above: The underground highway runs towards Shibuya from Shijuku. (check older posts for details)
Well hope you enjoyed this update, and I hope I can present to you all a completed version of Shibuya soon.