Monday, July 30, 2012

Manneken Pis at Hamamatsucho Station, Tokyo

There is a statue of Manneken Pis at the platform of Hamamatsucho Station, Tokyo. The first ceramic statue was donated in 1952 in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Japan's first railway opening. Three years later, when the platform was renovated, the bronze statue you can now see was donated by the same person.

The statue was initially naked, but nowadays you can see it dressed up in different costumes every month. It is said that a girl put a woolen hat on its head on a cold winter day, and that this was the origin of the custom to dress up the statue of a boy.

Manneken Pis at Hamamatsucho Station, Tokyo [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S on Jul. 26th, 2012

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