Tokyo Damage Report

Archive for November, 2006

HARAJUKU HALOWEEN PARADE

although it’s in tokyo’s ‘wacky fashion’ neighborhood, this parade is not, as you might expect, a bunch of cosplay kids or glam rock lolitas. it was a bunch of little kids with their parents. because after all, for cosplay kids, everyday is haloween. the parade started off with an asian-style marching band. then came the […]

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interview: photographer RIRI INOUE

  RIRI-san is a wonderful photographer. She worked really hard with me editing this interview into shape. I’m grateful! Also, keep in mind, she has like 4 different styles of photos, and this interview only covers one of them!!!     ☆Where did you grow up? どこで育ちましたか? I grew up in Kagoshima. By bicycle, my […]

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International Scientific Measuring Devices tradeshow

at odaiba big sight.   Dayyyyymmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnn!!!   All scientific up in this piece!!   I went with my pal, and we couldn’t even begin to figure out what stuff did, or how well it did what it was supposed to do, so we ended up using the following criteria:"How much does this look like something […]

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interview: artist Hayama Tomoe

Hayama Tomoe Interview at the GEISAI 10 art show, I met Hayama Tomoe. He was nice enough to let me interview him. Tomoe-san does not have a website, but if you want to see more of his wonderful collage work, you can order a book from him. The books are hand-made! If you want to […]

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interview: artist Sal Sashie

Interview with Sashie-san. Sashie-san is a wonderfully talented painter I met at the GEISAI 10 the art show. I was fortunate enough to get an email interview with him. Please read on to learn more about him and his art! Please visit his website, to see many more photos of his paintings, and e-mail him […]

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“toilets last live” at shinjuku penta studio: no futures, daddy longfeet too!

"noise punk" gig. 2 days. In a rehearsal studio.   geraniaum the bass player (in disguise as doraemon) got fiendishly drunk and spent most of the night loudly declaring "I love wetty cunt!" in the general direction of some Italian tourists. When you think about it, drunk punks act the same as drunk businessmen. THE […]

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translation of Kotama Osamu’s LOVE HOTEL.

  yay, porn!!!! Japan is famous for its porno movies and pictures, but what about the porno novels?? To foreigners, Japanese kanji is even more difficult than mosaic. so that’s why I decided to translate some porno myself. Here is part of Kotama Osamu’s dirty serial, LOVE HOTEL. Originally published in G-MEN magazine, 2003.   […]

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freestyle rhyme battle @ Ebisu MILK

  First some bands played, SOUL PLAZA and SLASH SPIT SQUADRON. Then some human beat-box guys played improvised music with a live bass and drummer. After that, the main event. . . soul plaza below, slash spit squadron I wasn’t feeling his styles, but how can you not like a Japanese guy doing American music […]

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