Shibuya River (yup, there it is)


I walked past Shibuya River last night, it was glittering under the stars, yet it is but a miserable drain embanked in concrete. You will find it just south of Shibuya station on the west side along Meiji Dori (Highway 305).

Some NGOs are making an effort to revitalize this river, hoping to making it "green" again by 2012. One group is Toziba, and, starting in 2001, many groups created Earth Day Money as a local currency, to support clean-up campaigns and maybe get Tokyo City to start considering a major project...

Comments

Pandabonium said…
Hardly the stuff of poetry and songs, is it?
Martin J Frid said…
Many of Tokyo's rivers are indeed the subject of poetry and songs, as you probably know, and that is part of the inspiration behind the movement to restore them.

I'm thinking of doing more river posts, the waterways are like arteries and veins that tell us a lot about the condition of the entire body.
Pandabonium said…
Yes, that was my point. I think it would be great to post more about them and help draw attention to what has been lost and needs to be renewed.

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