Yoyogi Park Tokyo
Today was one of the most beautiful days I have had since coming to Tokyo. The cherry blossoms are out everywhere and it is a clear and sunny day. I decided to go for a walk in Yoyogi Park which is famous for its blossoms. I also decided to take my hydrophone with me, and I’m not sure why. As it tuned out it was a good idea.
The park has a large pond in the middle with fountains that cycle between spraying and not spraying. When I dropped the hydrophone into the water I could clearly hear the pump operating and even hear when it was cycling up to spay the next jet of water. I recorded it with the mic in several different positions and got different sounds depending on my location in relation to the pump. This was interesting and boy did I get some strange looks from the locals.
The rest of the afternoon was just enjoying Tokyo’s fantastic parks and lovely weather at this time of the year.