Tokyo in Pics


A photography blog about Tokyo, run by Australian photographer Rohan Gillett

The Green Pandas of Ueno

Just a short walk from Ueno Statue are two escapees from the zoo, some pandas.  They sit very quietly, all day long in some bushes with some extra foliage placed over them for camouflage.  Maybe they think that someone is going to look for them and send them back to their enclosures? If they sit just quietly, no one will ever notice them?

I doubt it, as you can see that they are just concrete models.  Why were they made? I have no idea, but they first time I saw them several years ago, they made me chuckle.

Not that many people stop to take photographs of them, but occasionally you will see someone do so.  It’s rather bizarre really to see these panda sculptures there. To be honest, they aren’t really a “must take” photo, but I think they do have novelty value.  Just a pic you’d take for fun.

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Gear for this shot:

Camera  - Fujifilm X-T2

Lenses   - Fujifilm XF 10 - 24 mm f/4.0 R OIS Lens

Fujifilm XF 16-55 mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens

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