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Tokyo has the coolest roadworks in the world

You couldn’t make this shit up.


Check this guy’s outfit – I’d have killed for that get-up back in my early 90s techno days.

I took this photo outside our apartment in Shinjuku; apparently this guy was paid to stand there all night waving his lightsabre at the passing, minimal traffic. Another reason Japan has such low unemployment – well, until recently at least.

Actually, it makes you wonder. When Tokyo residents are confronted with this sort of thing on a very normal, daily basis, maybe watching stuff like Akira or Ghost in the Shell doesn’t quite have the impact it does on us in the west….?

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