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Japan 2014: Day 1 (2) – Yoyogi Park

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It’s a good thing I decided to go round the corner from the Meiji Shrine entrance next to the Harajuku Station because otherwise we wouldn’t have found the rockabilly club.

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Not many people around, but it had been rather drizzly before so it was fun to see at least a few of them around. (They gather in Yoyogi Park on weekend afternoons.)

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There were numerous other tourists standing around taking pictures of the rockabilly club dancing.

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They really go all out – the jeans, the jackets, the hair!

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It’s quite interesting to see people who really just do what they like – who cares what other people think?

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These two with their brightly-patterned shirts, reminded me of yankii (delinquents) or yakuza (or at least as both types are sometimes presented in Japanese TV dramas).


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, a type of hydrangea. So interesting!

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Yoyogi Park seems to be a favourite with musicians. This lady was practising the trumpet in the park. And doing quite well, I’d say.

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This band was playing under the trees.

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A view of the park.

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Another view of the park. Soooo pretty. I like Japanese parks. So much green, such lush trees, lovely water elements…

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Teenagers having fun.

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I don’t even know… hahahaha

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These guys were playing some Caribbean-ish music.

Headed back to the hotel to rest in our room (which turned out to be much larger than I expected and really quite pretty).

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Went for a short stroll in the Shinjuku area nearby our hotel. Nights were nice and cool~ Pity my feet were always just falling apart by night… (The blue sign indicates that it’s a karaoke club. There were lots of those. haha)

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