日本での一年間

September 20, 2008

Ueno Park (Part 1)

Filed under: Tokyo places, Yamanote-Sen — myyearinjapan @ 12:57 pm

I tried to go to the Zoo at Ueno park the other day, but it was closed. Apparently, in addition to being closed on Mondays, it’s closed on Tuesday that fall after national holidays that fall on Mondays. I didn’t even know Monday was a national holiday, but it turns out it was respect for the aged day on Monday. So, when I got to the zoo on Tuesday morning, I discovered it was closed. Ueno park, in addition to the zoo, also contains several museums. It’s like Tokyo’s museum campus. Of course, all the museums were closed too. So, i decided to just hang around the park for a while and take some pictures of the park and the street performers.

S. American band

S. American band

people taking pictures of the street performers

people taking pictures of the street performers

Tokyo National Museum - closed for that day

Tokyo National Museum - closed for that day

Street performers sign

Street performers' sign

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2 Comments »

  1. Those street performers look like they’re Peruvian. How’d they end up in Japan? Is there a market for Andean folk music in Japan? I only remember seeing this kind of thing in Peru when I was in the mountains away from any major cities…

    Comment by Marcelo — September 30, 2008 @ 3:50 am

  2. I have no idea how they ended up in Japan. I don’t know what the market for Andean folk music is like in Japan. I wouldn’t imagine it’d be a big market, but you never know. Also, interesting that in Peru, you need to go out of the major cities to see something like this, but in Japan, you’d have to be in a major city to see it.

    Comment by myyearinjapan — September 30, 2008 @ 7:08 am


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