Sunday in the Park
It is Sunday in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo and the whole world seems to have come to see
the show. These teenagers are acting out their most outrageous dreams.
This man from China is playing a single-string instrument.
The BBC even sent a camera crew to cover the festivities.
Acrobats practice their routines.
And kids jump rope.
Walking the Dog
This dog got dressed up in pants and suspenders to attend the party.
Out on the Town
These three were getting a lot of attention from people with cameras.
The park is a field day for photographers.
Girl scouts solicit donations for charity.
Tokyo Rockabilly Club
The Tokyo Rockabilly Club never misses a Sunday in the Park.
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Even the Japan National Broadcasting Company (NHK) showed up to get an interview.
Everyone wants to have their picture taken with Elvis.
As many as twenty to thirty people get together in one corner of the park every Sunday
and practice on their drums. People drop in and drop out, but the beat goes on almost
continuously for the entire day.
This type of thing is supposed to be prohibited in the park, but that doesn't seem to stop
The entertainers always seem to have an audience.
A dozen or more skateboarders all try to outdo each other.
On a warm day there will be ten or more bands giving free concerts. Yoyogi is a big park.
The sign in the background says musical performances prohibited.
Makoto Hino shows up every week, dressed as a girl and on roller skates. He entertains
by singing karaoke while skating around in circles.
Home away from Home
As it gets dark, everyone heads for home. Everyone except for the hundred or so
homeless who live in Yoyogi Park.