Illuminated Underground Malls

Christmas colors of Diamor & Hilton Plaza in East Umeda

By Masayoshi Hirose   Dec 18, 2014 - 1 min read

Last weekend, on December 12th, I dropped by at Nikon Plaza inside Hilton West Plaza to get my camera fixed.

Since I had the camera in my hands, on my way back home I strolled around Umeda to take some photos. Fortunately, December is the season of illuminations, and I walked around the underground malls to find good objects. I passed couples or office workers who were heading home. Everybody was walking very fast, with different facial expressions. Seeing their busy faces and busy steps in malls illuminated for the Christmas and New Year, one of the busiest times of the year, made me feel very busy too! 

Illumination at Osaka Station
1. Twilight Fantasy at Osaka St. City
2. Illuminated Underground Malls

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @Takako Sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

Original by Masayoshi Hirose