Limited spaces and high populations make life tough for musicians in Japan. It’s expensive and difficult to find places to play and practice, so people have to go to places like this giant bicycle parking lot near Osaka castle.
Long-time resident in Japan (since 1993) but originally from Canada. Has written guidebook chapters, magazine articles, tons of blog entries and even a book about less-known aspects of Japan. In his free time, he loves photography, cycling, and exploring interesting and obscure places around the Kansai area.