A while back I wrote a narrative piece about Takuhiro: a fictional character based upon the real life rockabilly dancers of Harajuku in Tokyo. The story was picked up by the BBC and narrated for a Radio 4 programme about identity. You can listen to it below.
Me? You want to know about me? I dunno. What do you want me to tell you? Well, I’m Takuhiro. I’m from Kajicho. It’s in Kanda. Do you know Kanda? They have a famous festival there every year. It’s very traditional. But I guess my area is all office blocks now. There isn’t much to see. I’ve lived in the same house all my life. I’m nearly 50 now. Can you believe that!? My wife and I live with with […]