Yoyogi Park

Is this the best place and time to spread fear?

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こんなところにも、不安にさせる看板は必要ですか。
My favorite line, on this sign outside the bathroom, is “Avoid showing skin.” I know there were incidents of dengue fever from mosquitos in Yoyogi park in late summer. But it’s been too cold for mosquitos since October, and how exactly will you use the restroom “without showing skin”?!

Is this my future behind the yellow tape?

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これは私の未来かもしれません。かっこいいカメラも携帯ベンチを持ってきました。

In addition to fancy cameras, one senior even brought his own mini-bench.

Dance troupe gets ready in Yoyogi Park

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代々木公園で何のダンス祭りなのか分からなかったけれど、みんな大きな髪と素敵な浴衣を着ています。

I am not sure what type of dance festival it was, but this group has incredibly high hair and great costumes.

Break-time and waiting for the next jump

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休憩時間に、次のジャンプを待っています。若いので、怖いもの知らずなのでしょうか? 見るだけで充分楽しかったです。

Does youth make these riders more fearless? Pedal Day also featured BMX jumping. It was fun to watch.

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Would you lie down and let this crazy BMX rider jump over you?

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見るだけのほうがいい時もあります。16人が一緒に横になって、この上を怪しそうなBMXライダーがジャンプしました。みんなは怖かったでしょう。

More than 16 people lined up side by side on the ground, and allowed this crazy BMX rider to jump over them. Like bike rodeo, for me it was much more fun to watch and photograph than to risk injury. Sometimes watching is best.

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