Samurai Dave: The Roving Ronin Report

Rambling Narrative of Travels, Thoughts, and Embellishments

Cosplay Halloween 2012 – Tokyo Decadance

http://therovingroninreport.blogspot.com/2012/10/tokyo-decadance-halloween-2012-cosplay.html

Went to Tokyo Decadance’s recent Halloween bash. Here are the pics and video (including last year’s event). I went as a Pirate Samurai as a send-up to the Wako who were actual Japanese pirates many of them samurai 500 years ago.

 

November 28, 2012 Posted by | cosplay, japan, japanese culture, Japanese subculture, tokyo decadance | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Japanese Fans Reacting to World Cup Win 6/14

Despite low expectations, Japan beat Cameroon June 14th 1-0. Many expected Japan to lose because they were lower in rank than Cameroon and hadn’t done so hot in the pre-Cup games.

I watched the game at a bar in Tokyo and later walked about and over to a Hub Pub and talked to Japanese and foreigners alike about the game. I forgot my video camera at home so I was forced to rely on the crappy video function of my small digital photo camera so the audio and video are bit rougher than usual.

June 16, 2010 Posted by | 2010, FIFA, japan, soccer, Sport, video, vlog, World Cup | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tokyo Decadance Pirate Christmas

Tokyo Decadance Pirate Christmas
Have Yourself a Piratey Little Christmas, Maties!

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Santa enjoys a beer with a pirate

Christmas has rolled around once more and Tokyo Decadance that eclectic melting pot of subcultures celebrates the holiday season with Santa and Pirates. One gives while the other takes. Considering the latter have probably been on the naughty list for so long that it’s only natural that Pirates should want a little for themselves.

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Pirate Santa hangs out with a motley crew

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A Goth Pirate

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Pirate Santa with a Pirate Wench

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A Vampiric Nursing Santa Helper

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The Easter Bunny dropped by with a friend

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Pirate wench(?) and Monster enjoying Christmas

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Is that a yule log in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Captain Blackbeard Adrien, Captain of the Tokyo Decadance vessel

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Pirate Santa has acquired some precious booty

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A saucy serving wench kept us supplied with sauce

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This Pirate Angel will stick the tree up your ass and you’ll like it – if you know what’s good for you

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A bare chested pirate doesn’t feel the chill laden with rum as he is

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Mrs. Claus lets herself go at Tokyo Decadance this Christmas

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Santa on his day off

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Pirate Santa shanghais a nurse to tend to the wounds in his loins

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Too much rum lays a pirate lad-lass low

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Keeping the Yule Log warm

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A pirate has his hands full with booty and a scurvy confused boarder

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Mrs. Claus getting into the Holiday Spirit with Good Cheer and Kink

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Have yourself a Merry Surreal Christmas!!!

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And suddenly the rum kicked in…

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Santa is a right jolly ole elf

December 24, 2009 Posted by | christmas, clubbing, japan, Japanese subculture, party, pirates, santa claus, sexy, subculture, tokyo, tokyo decadance, travel, video, weird, WTF | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Halloween Party at Tokyo Glitterball from Metropolis Magazine

This is a mishmash of scenes from two Halloween parties from 2008 and 2009 known as Glitterball. Glitterball is a twice-a-year party hosted by Metropolis magazine, a free weekly english magazine.

An extra feature is my avant-garde arthouse film entitled “Le Morte d’Clown” (The Death of a Clown) starring Pierre Du-Phew as Coco the Suicide Clown. Enjoy!

October 31, 2009 Posted by | 2008, 2009, cosplay, costumes, Glitterball, halloween, japan, Metropolis Magazine, party, tokyo, travel, video, weird, WTF | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hot Wet Sexy Japanese Samba Video

Hot Wet Sexy Japanese Samba Video

Highlights from the 2008 Asakusa Samba Carnival in Tokyo.

The event started off hot and sweaty then the clouds opened up and the rain poured down. The samba performers kept going though they were soaked to the bone. The Samba girls looked none the worse for it though.

September 6, 2008 Posted by | Asakusa, Blogroll, brazil, culture, dance, entertainment, festival, japan, japanese culture, life, samba, sexy, tokyo, travel, video, youtube | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hot Wet Sexy Japanese Samba!!!

Rain makes for Slippery Samba in Tokyo
Tokyo’s Asakusa Samba Carnival dances on despite showers


A Rain-soaked Samba Dancer defies downpour

Tokyo’s traditional Asakusa district once more swayed and bopped to the exotic strains of Brazilian samba music. Asakusa’s annual Samba Carnival festival took place this past Saturday, August 30th. Asakusa has been holding this event on the last Saturday of August for over twenty years and it never fails to draw a huge crowd.


Samba dancers in front of Senso-ji Temple’s gate


Nigh-naked be-feathered dancing samba girls move to the beat of Brazilian music and the feverish whirl and click of thousands of cameras held sweatily in hand by overly-enthusiastic photographers.



Every year, the samba groups choose a theme for their presentation. The nigh-naked samba girls are nearly always the same with feathers, tiara, and sequins but their companions sport different costumes every year based on a chosen theme.


Jesus makes a guest appearance



One group’s theme was based on sumo. Two performers twirled bows similar to the way that sumo wrestlers do at the end of each day of a sumo tournament. A large float was made out to depict a Yokozuna – sumo champion. The strangest part of the group by far were four golden gals wearing masks and very little else.





A Golden Duo

This year saw a bit of Akihabara otaku (nerd) culture mixed with saucy samba. Scantily-clad girls in outlandish sci-fi outfit pretended to fire space age cannons in rhythm to the music. The musicians were dressed like the bug-eyed abducting type aliens who appear in all those UFO documentaries and redneck nightmares. There were no probes to be seen, however.


Otaku (nerd) Samba – space age cuties fire imaginary rockets

Another odd ensemble was a group of pink haired heavy metal guys pulling a float from which hung suspended in air a black pig with large pink polka dots and skull and crossbones. My favorite one that summed up Japanese cutesy-ness was the midriff-baring girls wearing polar bear paws as gloves and a polar bear head as a hat.


Pink haired Heavy Metal Rockers with their pink polka-dotted pig


Polar bear girls?

The weather in Tokyo has been strange recently and it’s dubious presence was felt at this year’s Samba event. At the beginning, it was sunny, hot, and very humid. Sweat rolled down performers and spectators alike. Then suddenly the skies darkened and shortly afterwards rain began cascading downward.


Unfeathered wet dancing samba girls


Spectators either opened umbrellas or fled under awnings. The samba performers did not have either option. Surprisingly they didn’t call off or postpone the event. Undaunted by the pouring rain and the potential for electrocution by their sound systems, the samba performers wiped the rain from their brows and resolutely carried on.


Damp fairies flitter about

The samba dancing girls discarded their feathers weighed down as they were with rainwater. On the bright side, the nigh-naked once-befeathered dancing samba girls were now unfeathered wet dancing samba girls – a silver lining to our rain cloud.



Rain can’t stop a samba girl from having a good time

September 6, 2008 Posted by | Asakusa, Blogroll, brazil, carnaval, carnival, culture, dance, entertainment, festival, japan, japanese culture, life, samba, sexy, tokyo, travel | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

   

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