When I saw an immense flock of parrots — several hundred birds at once — I was very scared. It was like I had fallen into the movie The Birds directed by Hitchcock.

The birds in these photos were brought to Japan as pets from the tropics in the 1970s, and went feral, settling in Tokyo.

Parrots should not be in Tokyo.

I was shocked by this strange spectacle, felt uncomfortable, and continued taking photographs.

— Yoshinori Mizutani