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Heading home from school

By GeorgeP  
Several interesting images of Japanese stations have appeared on ePhotozine recently and they reminded me of past visits and times spent in that fascinating country. I lived in Yokohama for almost four years in the late 80s and early 90s and so later, I tried to stay in the area when visiting on business. This was taken on Yokohama station one afternoon almost 10 years ago. That little girl on her way home from school is emblematic of that Japan: a place where children were totally safe and where public transport is completely reliable and punctual. She is in a world of her own tracing a path along the raised tiles designed to guide the blind and which are a feature on all stations in Japan. I love her hat perhaps reminiscent of British public schools - and often wonder if the yellow umbrella is part of the uniform .

Tags: Photo journalism Railway station School children Platform people Yokohama

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Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
4 Oct 2019 8:02AM
Good work!
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
4 Oct 2019 12:24PM
A fine candid, and interesting write-up too. We see a lot these tiles with their raised bobbles to guide the blind around here these days.
Trev 😀
9 Oct 2019 8:26PM
Lovely image and write up George. Thank you for your poem..Lin
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2019 7:12PM
An interesting composition George
and well written info about the image
24 Oct 2019 2:32AM

Her blue outfit and umbrella really stand out well George ... excellent and interesting candid scene
Cheers Walt
Alfie_P 15 927 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2020 11:55AM
A splendid street capture, I think it would also make a great b&w image.

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