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Elderly rural Japanese reenactment of Beatles' iconic Abbey Road goes viral04:41

Elderly rural Japanese reenactment of Beatles' iconic Abbey Road goes viral

Japan, Niwacho
October 20, 2020 at 06:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of elderly rural Japanese village inhabitants recreated the Beatles' iconic Abbey Road album cover, taking Japanese social media by storm, and were seen reenacting the performance in Niwacho on Monday.

Freelance designer Toshihiko Hata​ took the now well-known shot of the elderly residents and immediately sensed the parallel with the famous British band.

"​I happened to be walking on the pavement one day and I thought that it looked familiar. I was not sure but I thought it was on the Beatles jacket. That day, I also took out my smartphone in a hurry and said: 'Wait a minute' and 'Look at me here, please," Hata recounted.

After being uploaded on Twitter, the photo has become an internet sensation with nearly 180,000 likes.

Elderly rural Japanese reenactment of Beatles' iconic Abbey Road goes viral04:41
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A group of elderly rural Japanese village inhabitants recreated the Beatles' iconic Abbey Road album cover, taking Japanese social media by storm, and were seen reenacting the performance in Niwacho on Monday.

Freelance designer Toshihiko Hata​ took the now well-known shot of the elderly residents and immediately sensed the parallel with the famous British band.

"​I happened to be walking on the pavement one day and I thought that it looked familiar. I was not sure but I thought it was on the Beatles jacket. That day, I also took out my smartphone in a hurry and said: 'Wait a minute' and 'Look at me here, please," Hata recounted.

After being uploaded on Twitter, the photo has become an internet sensation with nearly 180,000 likes.

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