Tokyo Damage Report

brutal tower!

There's an odd corner near  Parco in Shibuya – one of those weird architectural bits. But unlike some of the other architecture weird things I post – this one not weird because it's rare – it's weird because you can actually SEE something that's pretty normal but usually hidden. My friend and I were having […]


mayday / constitution day demos.

  MAY DAY DEMONSTRATIONS:   May first was May Day, an international workers’ holiday. Myself, I’m a lazy bum whose hands are as un-callused as the pirenium of a newborn, but I went anyway. I didn’t really know where the May Day demo was scheduled, so I just looked for plainclothes police:     Once […]


west tokyo graffitti part FIVE: shibuyaaaa

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KOGAL interview.

  There used to be 1,000,000 identically dressed kogals in Tokyo, now there are 5 left, and they keep them in a museum.  Where did the rest go? It turns out that  one of my friends was one – I  had known her for over a year and would never have guessed she used to […]


Shibuya’s 109 building

It’s one of those things in the guidebooks that is actually worth seeing. Just don’t expect the customers to have that crazy blackface fashion from 1999 anymore. The customers are in fact just as dull as mall girls in your home country. If you absolutely gotta watch the customers, try holding up the wall in […]

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  Every city has swingers’ clubs or sex clubs. Tokyo has “Happening Bars.” Some are strictly for bondage, some are only for couples-swapping. Many foreigners living in Tokyo joke about wanting to go, but never do. I was lucky enough to snag an interview with someone who revealed everything to complete strangers, and now reveals […]


Shibuya fashion report, 2005

I decided to go to Shibuya on Saturday night to look at jerks. But first, I drank about a quart of coffee and got just unbelievably high. I drank until I started having the most rediculous thoughts, and busting out laughing right in the middle of the street, heedless of people who were looking at […]

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Fuckkk Shibuya

  Not to toot my own horn but a lot of the postive email I get from this site mentions my supposed bravery at "penetrating the dark underbelly of tokyo night life” and so on. But in fact, that shit does not scare me at all. What totally scares the shit out of me is […]

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Interesting stores in Tokyo #23094 : Kujira-ya

  Located right next to Shibuya’s famous 109 shopping center is a small, unremarkable-looking restaurant. But in fact it is not your . . . average restaurant. How to describe it? You know that Monty Python skit where the restaurant only servesSpam? Well, if you substitute “whale meat” for "spam,” that should give you a […]

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ROPE – used panty store.

TDR Special christmas edition! Still don’t know what to get your loved ones at this special time of year? In the spirit of sharing and caring, Tokyo damage report will once again swoop to the rescue: nothing says "merry Japanese Christmas" like used panties! Just in time to save your Christmas, let me present (heh) […]


Shibuya scouts

DATE: Friday june 27 ENGRISH OF THE DAY: SOUNDTRACK: "go to sleep, little baby" – O Brother Soundtrack   Then – having nowhere else to go – I decided to go to Shibuya, figuring it would be pretty ridiculous on a Friday night. (Shibuya is sort of like a giant shopping mall for spoiled youngsters, […]

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