Bboy Park 2009

The Bboy park bills itself as Japan’s biggest block party and has been held in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park since 1997. It’s a two-day event with music, dance, and Hip-hop culture.

For me, the endlessly fascinating thing about it is the way the guys transform from aggressive, fluid, Hip-hop street dancers and rappers into ultra-polite Japanese people within seconds. One minute a guy’s doing moves straight out of Harlem and the next he’s stiff and bowing up and down like a salariman.

There was a huge dance competition that went on for most of the day on Saturday that was just amazing.





The festival is held in late August every year. Check Metropolis’ event listings or the Bboy Park Homepage (Japanese only).


8 Responses to “Bboy Park 2009”

  1. Cory Says:

    Wow, that’s awesome! I definitely have to go see that whenever I get to move to Japan.

  2. Ninja sword Says:

    I love this festival and I’ve been for a few years running now…so much life and energy. Anyone who hasn’t been..well, you must go at least once.

  3. ajikinai Says:

    Well, i should try it at home…
    i really wanna see it someday…

  4. davetiye Says:

    good photo. thank you very much

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Is it on this year? :D

    • qjphotos Says:

      Yes, it seems to be on from the 17th to the 19th at the outdoor stage in Yoyogi Park. It seems to start around 12 on Sunday, but I’m not sure about the other days.

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