A couple was cuddling under a tree in Ueno Park, looking at the same phone

Couple relaxing in Ueno Park

Couple relaxing in Ueno Park

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Ueno Park was just as crowded as it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people were walking in the same way as I was, exiting Ueno Station and heading for Ueno Park. Except for the fact that people were wearing masks, you would think that the COVID-19 pandemic had already ended.

But I was naive. I was reminded that the corona scare was still going on when I walked up to the entrance of the Ueno Zoo. Without thinking, I was about to enter the Ueno Zoo, which I had not visited for a long time, when I saw a sign. It said that you could not enter the Ueno Zoo without making a reservation in advance, and as if in tune with what I was reading, an announcement of the same content was made inside the zoo. I hadn't thought about making a reservation in advance, but it seemed that I couldn't enter the zoo.

I hadn't even dreamed that the zoo was restricting admission, and I felt as if I'd been splashed with cold water, thinking we get through the worst of it. I was reminded that the COVID-19 pandemic was still going on. It was a pity that I couldn't go, but when I saw a couple enjoying themselves in a corner of the park, I felt that it didn't matter.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12130

Shooting Date

Nov 2021

Posted On

December 24, 2021

Modified On

May 30, 2022

Place

Ueno Park, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

EF135MM F2L USM

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