11.09.2012

Bushido bathroom





















Samurai restroom signs at a park in Yotsuya. During the Edo period, there was a gate into the city and a watchtower near here. It's a bit sad to think that these comical images are the only visible reminder of the area's colorful history.

11.01.2012

Nightmare interview



This would have been appropriate for Halloween, but I'm only one day late. I love Alice Cooper. And I love when I find any new interview that I haven't seen before, especially one in Japan. This one's from 1990, when Alice was doing his "Trashes the World" Tour. It's about 15-minutes long, but half the time Alice has to sit and look uncomfortable as the cute woman translates to the nerdy guy with bad teeth. During the odd pauses when Alice isn't talking, you can him squirming inside his squeaky leather (snakeskin? plastic?) jacket of nails.

Alice's best line to the Japanese translator: "May I say, you speak great Italian!"