Tokyo Damage Report

Archive for August, 2003

catfight three: with serious mobsters

Today my homey takes me to another catfight. Some American reporter guy tags along. He’s interesting-he totally interviewed fucking TAKASHI MURAKAMI but doesn’t want to talk about it. Bah. Maybe it’s because I was ribbing him about, ‘is this catfight ‘research’ for an ‘article?” The fight was pretty weird though. .. . it was kind […]

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Tokyo Dark Castle

EVENT NAME: TOKYO DARK CASTLE Today I slept all day and then went to a GOTH EVENT. My first goth show in Tokyo. Since it was my ‘debut’ I wanted to do something special. So I grew a moustache. Moustaches and Goths go together like jogging suits and Goths, or lemonade on a sunny day […]

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Kouenji ‘awaodori’ festival!

My desire to experience new things triumphed over my desire to avoid anything with redeeming social value, so I wound up at this HUGE street festival in Koenji. It was a parade with maybe a million spectators – old grannies and hipsters and leftover kogals, all united by a love of culture. And by ‘culture’ […]

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s-kawaii politics.

FROM S-CAWAII MAGAZINE… Another lady wearing playboy bikini, carrying a purse with large pop art letters which read "PUNTER MAGNETIC (intoxicating charm) though not for this reason!!!" and some model wearing high-fashion boots and designer pants with . . .a shirt with osama, Hussein, and bush inside a giant heart??   Spread the venom Hide […]

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gauze, dudman, fuck on the beach, total fury @ Yokohama FAD

AUGUST 24 2003   spent most of the day recovering from yesterday. Then went to the nearby city of Yokohama. They have this big Chinatown area. It’s pretty amusing to walk down the street and see a bunch of tourists going, "hey, look at that! That’s so. . . so exotic!" and the tourists are […]

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SUGMISSION fly-girl dancing event.

I’ve been to punk, noise, rap, rock, s/m, and wrestling shows here, and what I’ve learned all boils down to this: Basically there are only 2 types of events in Tokyo. Events where you can take pictures, and events where you can’t. events where you can’t, generally feature non-famous people putting on some pretentious rock-star […]

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life in Tokyo 6: i record a CD in a japanese studio, plus nightmares and karaoke,

ENGRISH OF THE DAY: there’s a small theatre in Shinjuku called ‘THEATRE BRAT’ SOUNDTRACK: William Tell Overture, "godzilla" – B.O.C. Had some crazy dream where I drank half a bottle of vodka and then went to a robot convention, and threw up over all the Gundams! and the dried crusted spew made the Gundams look […]

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Yaoi / BL comic book convention

AUGUST 17 Today I went to NATU KOMI which is one of two GIANT comic book conventions that Tokyo has every year. I went with my American friend’s English-language-student and her teenage daughter, neither of whom spoke English. Awkward! There are two things you need to know about NATU KOMI: 1== doujinshi. This is a […]

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The men of cosplay!

Dragged Chris to Tokyo Big Site for yet ANOTHER comic book convention. first we went to the cosplay area. officially cosplay is for fans who enjoy dressing up in the costumes of their favorite anime characters. but really it’s an excuse for older guys to shoot some soft porn pictures of young girls in tights. […]

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DJ battle that sucked.

BATTLE DAY!! First of all, this weekend is INSANE! There’s a half-dozen multi-day conventions, each taking advantage of all the students that come to Tokyo for the last gasp of Natuyasumi (summer vacation): a comic convention, several cosplay conventions, and B BOY PARK: a hip-hop festival, where each day is a competition of a different […]

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catfight two: with ‘the American’

BATTLE DAY!!   today’s BBOY PARK event is the DJ competition. And boy, does it blow!! No competitor wants to take a chance with anything creative. They just all try to go ‘witty – wit- wit’ faster than the next person. And the audience just stands there, not even bobbing their heads. (TO READ ABOUT […]

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dsb, no-all, anode @ hatsudai WALL

  so it’s midnight in Nishi-shinjuku, and the streets are full of giggling drunk gay Japanese men, but I am not among them. . .I’m 40 feet above, on the roof of my apartment, busily pounding my new Nikon Coolpix 400 into pieces with a hammer. the noise wakes up the manager, who comes up […]

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