Wednesday, August 12, 2009   2:47 AM


Penguin graffiti in Tokyo

I'm not normally a fan of random graffiti,but felt unable to resist taking a picture of this one on Yamate-Dori near Hatsudai.

Posted in Scenes from Japan
That "Penguin Gang" is really making their mark. I hope the local police start a special task force to stomp out those delinquents before this problem gets any bigger.

Where the F__K are the police??? ;)
Posted by: Chris B | 2009-08-13 04:31
Come clean now: you did it yourself, didn't you?
Posted by: Mr D | 2009-08-13 15:11
Yeah, really, tagging the 'hood. Shame.
Posted by: Ed Ward | 2009-08-14 11:09
I would like to take this opportunity to expressly not comment on the vile and insidious rumours that I am leadee of a vicious criminal gang called the "Penguinos" which is currently protecting businesses in the western area of Tokyo from inexplicable violent incidents.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-08-15 10:52
It's green.
Posted by: Our Man in Abiko | 2009-08-15 16:31
A penguin in summer!!!! Must be a code haha.
Posted by: Fukuoka Dreaming | 2009-08-27 04:32
Is it wearing a turban, a halo or a Hatoyama?

(sorry, after two weeks that was still the best I could do).
Posted by: Our Man in Abiko | 2009-08-30 06:46
@Fukuoka Dreaming: we are adapting to global warming. Soon we will invade the tropics and eat all your fish.

@Ourmani: finally someone has understood the portentous omen this image represents. You see, Hato = pigeon (a kind of bird, just like a penguin), which was seen on Yamate-dori.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-08-31 03:13
That is right! The "Penguin Gang" is really making their mark. And the one on the penguin's head looks more like a turban to me. But a turban in Japan! That is something unusual ;)
Posted by: Atlas America | 2009-12-14 07:14
Penguin Gang with turban it is interesting. I think he enjoying the winter, but he is alone and missing some one, so come on and join the "Penguin Gang".
Posted by: Kansas City Patio Furniture | 2010-02-14 04:08
Penguin Gang is very famous in the Japan, whenever penguin gang wears the turban, these times he is look like different from the others.
Posted by: Oklahoma City Patio Furniture | 2010-02-14 09:48
Penguins cannot fly and on land they walk with an awkward, waddling gait. But in icy or snow areas penguins can travel great distances by tobogganing on their stomachs, paddling themselves forward with their wings.
Posted by: Travel Health Insurance | 2010-02-26 05:18
The enormous size of some icebergs make them ideal resting and nesting habitats for penguins in the Antarctic. Penguins usually walk or hop and toboggan along on their breasts, pushing with their wings and feet. They swim with great speed and agility in the water.
Posted by: Travel Medical Insurance | 2010-02-26 05:28
The largest penguin rookeries, where hundreds of thousands to millions of penguins may gather, are located along the coast of Antarctica and on several Antarctic islands. Penguins always return to the rookery where they were born.
Posted by: Travel Insurance | 2010-02-26 05:32
Penguins are one of the most easily recognized species of flightless bird. A colony of king penguins here gathers on South Georgia, an island near the southern tip of South America. King penguins can stand about 1 metre tall, making them the second-largest penguin species.
Posted by: Bathroom Fan | 2010-02-26 06:26
Good heavens, this entry is really attracting the human spambots.

Love your texts, don't mind if I remove your website links?
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2010-02-26 16:56
Penguins are very different types of persons. They have such internal skills which is generally not found in a common man.
Posted by: Satellite Internet Service Providers | 2010-02-28 18:20
It is very good experience to meet penguins in Japan. Yes, they are very rarely seen in Japan, but they are good businessman.
Posted by: Manitowoc Ice Machine | 2010-02-28 18:25
We are good businessman indeed.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2010-03-03 11:58
Penguins have such internal skills which is generally not found in a common man. It is very good experience to meet penguins in Japan. Yes, they are very rarely seen in Japan, but they are good businessman.
Posted by: Travel Insurance | 2010-03-07 18:36