Naked guy encourages booze buying at Koenji’s Awa Odori

Just over a week ago, Koenji had its fantastic Awa Odori festival, and I took many photos of participants, food & booze sellers, & other attendees. I’m going to post them over a few posts and a few days.

This barely legal guy literally has the price of beer scrawled across his naked back. I love the very DIY, un-hemmed red fundoshi he’s sporting, and the brazenness of his pitch. Check out below where this customer is juggling his cigarette, man-bag, and wallet to get boozed up as quickly as possible. This is Japan when it’s not working.


  1. I would love to go back to japan, if the plane ticket wasn`t freaking expensive this day :(.
    I plan to go back when my nihongo will be better.

    I have pretty lovely and interesting memory of japanese male in sento and onsen, hmm some of them in shapre, even a little too skinny, and smooth. One friendly guy in Matsumoto is my best memory … I had to stay in the very cold water bath for some time to stay relax šŸ˜‰
    My ideal guy is more a `half`, half japanese, half european, I met once a half japanese half irish, hmmm a very good mix šŸ™‚

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