Tokyo is a big city and there is always something new to find. I decided to head over to Yoyogi Park area for a wander and came across a break dancing competition under the bridge. People were crowded around as this fellow spun the tunes.
Yes, breakdancing survived the 80’s. It started with 4 groups .. getting warmed up.
Then they broke into a competition. I stood in the middle and couldn’t help but think that this looked like some kind of dance off … like you have seen in movies (that you turn off). In person it is very entertaining. They were extremely talented and agile.
A few shots as the two sides (left and right) went at each other.
A coordinated taunt.
As each new dancer started they would usually face the crowd and make a taunt or two before they began throwing themselves into it.
The crew on the right had a few kids in it. And the little batman took his turn.
If you are wondering about athletic prowess .. check out the height.
And then it was over, just as this fellow stepped out. He turned to the DJ and they all asked .. one more!
He has the hat for it and they let him go. Good thing they did, he was the best and what a finish.
Got to love Yoyogi Park .. even during Obon when half the city is empty.