Japan Rural Version of ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Goes Viral

Photo courtesy of Toshihiko Hata via Kyodo News.

KYOTO (Kyodo) — A daily life snapshot taken in the rural mountains of Kyoto Prefecture of four elderly people at a zebra crossing, reminiscent of the cover of the Beatles’ famous “Abbey Road” album has been making the headlines on Twitter in Japan.  

The photograph was taken by Toshihiko Hata, a freelance designer in Ayabe, Kyoto Prefecture. Hata was born in Ayabe and he used to live in the city’s downtown area before moving to a small rural community in the mountains.

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