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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Roppongi Hills at Night

After finishing dinner yesterday evening, I was gripped by a sudden urge to catch a film. I thought of seeing Ahn Hung Tran's I COME WITH THE RAIN, starring Josh Harnett, Lee Byung-hun, Takuya Kimura and Shawn Yue.

I rushed off to take the train to Roppongi, but despite my best efforts, the film had already started when I reached Roppongi Hills. Even though I told the lady that I didn't mind about missing the first 5 minutes of the film, she told me that only the first two rows of seats were available. I didn't want to subject myself to such exertion of effort when seeing a film, thus I decided not to bother in the end.

Left in Roppongi without anything to do, I decided to take some photos instead.

From Roppongi Hills you can get a decent view of the Tokyo Tower.

Tokyo Tower at night

Watching Tokyo Tower from Roppongi Hills

Tokyo Tower behind a Roppongi Hills shop

That's the huge spider statue in front of the building entrance. I don't know why they want a spider though.

The huge spider statue in front of Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills entrance

This is the escalator from the Roppongi metro station to the shopping mall.

Escalators to Roppongi Hills

That large escalator to Roppongi Hills

Just like how I like to slow down the shutter speed when shooting night scenes in a film, I like to do the same with still photography as well.

Roppongi at night

Roppongi at night 2

Roppongi at night 3

Night streets of Roppongi

After I was done with it, I just went to hang out at the Aomori bookshop. Was thinking of buying Akutagawa's short story collection, or Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Memories of My Melancholy Whores as both were around the same price (1100 yen), but ended up not buying either. I still have David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas to read anyway.

Also checked out some photography books for ideas I can use when I resume the shoot of my new short film '3PM' on Friday.