IKIMASHO!

At least I have the photos to remember

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So I guess I’ve reached a new low. The photo above I like to call ‘Drunk Salaryman taking a piss’ and was taken in Shinjuku Station after one-too-many beers at a Korean restaurant. Why exactly I decided to set my camera on timer while standing at the urinal I’ll never know. Oh hang on, I do know. I was hammered. But hey, it’s all in the name of art.

The last few weekends have been, well, a bit of a blur. My liver hates me, and my wallet hates me even more. What starts off as a ‘quiet afternoon drink’ usually ends up in some debaucherous all-night mess featuring random strangers, underground clubs and multiple trips to the 7-Eleven to stock up on sneakily strong pineapple booze that has no business being legal. 

Drinking on the streets is 100% legit over here, and the clubs are open all night – so there really is no one to tell you to go home. Which is bad news if you have no willpower (and no sense) after a couple of 9% ch??hais. When all is said and done though, this is Tokyo: and you’re hardly gonna stay home on a Saturday night, are you?

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Drinking ‘Korean Rape Juice’ (blame Tim for naming that one)

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Wandering the back streets of Kabukicho, the red light district in Shinjuku.

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TRANSLATION: NO WHORES 

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Riding the packed Yamanote line on a Friday night. I have some vague recollection of Tim getting tickled by a random man on this train. He loved it.

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Loitering in Shibuya. The Euro 2012 matches didn’t start until 4am over here so most people chose to stay out all night. (Not me though, as football is clearly no snooker.)

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Best motorbike outfit you’re likely to see all year. Neo Tokyo.

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Befriending h
ip-hop kids in car parks

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Chatting up weirdly-dressed girls in more car parks

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Drinking cans of Asahi at the new Tokyo Plaza in Harajuku. The kaleidoscope effect of this place would make you feel drunk even if you were sober.

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Beer and burgers at Whoopi Goldburger. Seriously though, if you can come up with a better name for a restaurant I’d like to hear it. They have a Kevin Bacon Burger on the menu. I rest my case.

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Afternoon boozing on the banks of the Tamagawa River in Kawasaki

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Beer garden action – on top of a building. 

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Hazy station jaunts…

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Tomu marvelling at the shitness that is a yakisoba roll.

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Da
ncing at Trump Room with Viv and co…

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And finally, what better way to cure a hangover than by watching the sun come down…

Goodnight.

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