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Shibuya Station Live

Sign at Shibuya station says 'This is a pathway. You cannot carry out performances here'
Sign at Shibuya station says 'This is a pathway. You cannot carry out performances here'

Around the railway stations at night in Japan, you often see the live street performers take up a position and play for the crowd. Some of these performers are quite good.

You are supposed to get permission from the Police before performing, and also for handing out leaflets etc., but some people just set up and wait to be told to stop.

This performer out on Sunday night, seemed to be popular with the kids.

Starting to attract a crowd outside Shibuya station
Starting to attract a crowd outside Shibuya station

Setting the backing music for the next performance
Setting the backing music for the next performance

What do you think about Street Performers outside the station? Do you have any favorite places you see live street performers?

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8 comments

Section09 July 22, 2009 at 3:55 am

Some performers are great! A lot of them are discovered that way here in NYC. I remember once I was in Akiba on a Sunday and saw a bunch there. They all ran away when the cops came tho, lol. I thought it was weird because it didn't seem like they were doing anything illegal.

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Shibuya246 July 22, 2009 at 2:14 pm

If you dont have a permit then it is illegal to perform, but the performers can be quite good and i enjoy seeing them around the station

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whipcracker July 22, 2009 at 4:19 am

Will have to wait till they build the rail line up here in my neck of the woods. They're doing it a section at a time. From Dallas north through all the cities in a row, it'll take them forever. Have only seen scenes like this on tv and the movies. Do they put containers out to collect donations? RT @Shibuya246: Shibuya Station Live | Japan | Shibuya246 http://bt.io/1nX More great train station photos. Another great article

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Shibuya246 July 22, 2009 at 2:13 pm

yes, it looks like it has been written on there

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Shibuya246 July 22, 2009 at 2:14 pm

there can be some very good ones

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ナイラ August 4, 2009 at 9:42 am

渋谷 大好き!!:D

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Neksus October 26, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Sometimes you have to show your skills, sometimes you have to hear not so skilled…

Either way people need to be, as long as the police palys along and just make them run away,
no damage done.

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shibuya246 October 26, 2009 at 10:47 pm

very true 🙂

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