Faceless swan boats were hanging out in a section of Inokashira Pond

Swan boats on Inokashira Pond
Swan boats on Inokashira Pond
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Why do so many rowboats resemble swans? It would be fine if they were not made in the shape of a swan, but it is strange that the swan is the most popular shape for rowing boats in Japan. It is said that the swan was originally chosen as a design that would be familiar to children, but it is not only swans that children like. Pikachu and Anpanman must be more popular than the swan. Perhaps they thought the swan resembles a real swan in that it moves gracefully on the surface of the water while the rider has to pedal frantically. However, nowadays, when diversity is so important, it would be nice to have a foot-operated boat that resembles a goshawk, falcon, or other birds.

At Inokashira Pond, which is filled to the brim with water in the middle of Inokashira Park, I was able to confirm that swan boats were still in full force. As I walked along the shore of the pond, I could see many swan boats floating around. The swan boats, floating expressionless and swarming around the pond, looked like delinquents hanging out unnecessarily in front of a convenience store, making me feel a little uncomfortable approaching.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12323

Shooting Date

May 2022

Posted On

July 11, 2022

Place

Inokashira Park, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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