日本での一年間

August 26, 2008

Penguins in Akihabara

Filed under: Strange, Yamanote-Sen — myyearinjapan @ 1:21 pm

I kept hearing people reference “the penguins in Akihabara,” and found it strange. Penguins? In the electronics district?

I finally asked someone to show me the penguins and it’s true! An ice cream shop keeps some penguins in their front window. I doubt it’s the best place to keep penguins though…

penguins

penguins

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7 Comments »

  1. Suz, I can’t believe this. Is there anymore wild animals in the front window besides Pet or animal Stores?

    Comment by Katherine — August 26, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

  2. This is the only place I’ve seen animals randomly in a front window…I hope there aren’t anymore. Although, the fact that this store gets away with having penguins in their little window implies to me that the government doesn’t care.
    If I see anything like this again, I’ll let you know…

    Comment by myyearinjapan — August 26, 2008 @ 11:04 pm

  3. Does the place smell, because at the Shedd it really reeked after the marine mammal staff feed or looked after the penguin? Also, it is sad how they do not swim.

    Comment by Katherine — August 27, 2008 @ 11:59 pm

  4. it didn’t smell from where i was standing, but I didn’t get too close. I actually didn’t take the picture. There are people who work there and you hand them your camera and they take the picture for you.

    Comment by myyearinjapan — August 28, 2008 @ 5:46 am

  5. Those are real penguins?

    Comment by Gabriel Steinfeld — October 13, 2008 @ 9:25 am

  6. yep, real penguins. It seems like a sad existence for the penguins…

    Comment by myyearinjapan — October 25, 2008 @ 3:42 pm

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