Man in schoolgirl drag on the streets of Akihabara. Taken on an outing with the Tokyo Cameras photography club.
Almost all of the monks that one sees begging on the street in Japan are fakes, but this guy’s shabby clothes make him particularly easy to spot as an imposter. Although some Japanese Buddhist sects do have a tradition of begging for alms, it is usually done in groups, and they will have the name of their temple or sect prominently displayed if they are legitimate. In 14 years, I have seen hundreds of fake monks, but only saw real ones begging once.
Uyoku bus parking lot in Saitama.
Women on a giant phallus at the Kanamara fertility festival. This is Japan’s best festival, and it’s coming up on Sunday April 6th.
2-3-16 Daishi Eki-mae, Misaki-ku, Kanagawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Inside the grounds of Wakamiya Hachimangu.
To get there, take the Keikyu line from Shinagawa Station. Transfer to the Keikyu-Daishi Line at Keikyu Kawasaki Station and get out at Keikyu-Daishi. It takes about 45 minutes and costs 580 yen. It starts at 10:00 AM.
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