Park Rehearsals

A couple of weekends ago, a TV crew from a Singaporean production company asked me if they could interview me for a documentary about love hotels. It was hard to find a good spot, and they finally decided on Yoyogi Park. Unfortunately, during the interview, we were interrupted several times by a didgeridoo player, a tap dancer, and various other people. I had never really noticed how many people there are practicing things in the park before, so I took a walk around and see what other kinds of rehearsals I could find.


There were thespians.


Ballroom dancers.


I have no idea what this thing is, but the music sure was beautiful. If you know, answers in the comments, please.


Shamisen players.


“Not ‘Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man’  again!”


More thespians.








Tight rope walkers.


Beginning cyclists.




7 Responses to “Park Rehearsals”

  1. Andrew Says:

    The guy on the bench is playing a West African instrument called a kora.

  2. Al Says:

    I was in Yoyogi this past weekend and was reminded of this entry of yours. Everyone was doing something different (acting, hula hooping, jumping rope, playing dozens of different instruments, etc.). It seems this is the point of Yoyogi–to do your thing.

  3. magnus Says:

    Yoyogi is a great place for a picnic in the weekend. Watching people do their thing is so much fun and the idea of a park where people can go to express themselves alone or in a group is so democratic. I wish we had something similar in Sweden, but beacuse of weather, all activity is indoors.

  4. Paige Says:

    I just found your blog today, and already it is making me miss traveling abroad. Thank you for sharing these interesting stories and pictures with us!

  5. Semboeng Says:

    So much people with different gift.. Thanks for sharing,

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