Samurai Dave: The Roving Ronin Report

Rambling Narrative of Travels, Thoughts, and Embellishments

Tokyo Decadance at Fbar Roppongi

On June 25th I went to the Tokyo Youtube Gathering at the Sports Cafe in Roppongi. Got there late but got my butt kicked by a couple of Oolong Hi’s (or was it 4 or 5?) Tokyo Decadance that eclectic hodge-podge of Japanese underground subculture happened to be going on the same night a few blocks away so I donned my samurai armor (which got me a discount at the door) and took a couple of Youtubers over there after the Youtube meet-up.

We had a good time and saw some wild stuff which some of it can’t be shown here for the obvious reasons but take out word for it – it was wild! Youtubers in attendance: http://www.youtube.com/edtomorrow
http://www.youtube.com/StreetEnglishTV

July 29, 2011 Posted by | clubbing, cosplay, cute, dance, japan, Japanese girls, party, sexy, subculture, tokyo, tokyo decadance, WTF | , , , , , , , , , | 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

Rolly Teranishi sings Rocky Horror songs in Japanese

For your surreal entertainment – two songs from the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show sung in Japanese with a bit of English by ROLLY Teranishi.

Rolly Teranishi was a member of the Japanese rock band Scanch before going solo.

Here ROLLY performs “Science Fiction/Double Feature” and “I’m Going Home.” He’s a big fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and has played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Japanese stage versions.

This was at the 2009 Tokyo Decadance Halloween party.

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, clubbing, japan, Japanese subculture, music, rock, Rolly Teranishi, Science Fiction/Double Feature, singing, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, tokyo, tokyo decadance, video, weird, WTF, youtube | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tokyo Decadance Halloween 2009

Tokyo Decadance Halloween 2009

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Decadant particpants at Tokyo Decadance Halloween

Another fun-filled Tokyo Decadance event with sexy sirens, wickedly wild witches, ghoulish goblins, devious devils, rollicking robots, newhalf ninja, vicious violinists, plundering pirates, alliterating *ssholes, and god knows what else for Halloween.

Also in attendance was Rolly Teranishi who performed at last year’s Halloween event. Here he sang two songs from the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Japanese with a bit of English.

Rolly Teranishi was a member of the Japanese rock band Scanch before going solo. He’s a big fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and has played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Japanese stage versions.

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Hoichi the Earless(?) and Pretty Devil enjoy Tokyo Decadance

One of my favorite costumes at the event was the girl dressed up as Hoichi the Earless even though she still had her ears. This is from an old ghost story where a blind biwa player unknowingly played for the ghosts of a defeated samurai clan. In order to save him from eventual destruction, Buddhist priests covered his body in sacred texts but they forget to cover his ears. When a ghost came to fetch Hoichi, the sacred writing prevented him from seeing the biwa player save for his two ears which he ripped from Hoichi’s head.

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wickedly sweet witch

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Transformer chick – wearing less than meets the eye

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rollicking robot

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Christon Cafe – a church-themed restaurant and club

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Adrien le Danois – Founder of Tokyo Decadance

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Cap’n Blackjack Dave on the prowl for booty

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pirate with fetish poster

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Is Tokyo Decadance a Biohazard?

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Cutie devil makes going to hell seem fun

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Goth Geisha girl with coffin handbag

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Spooky DJ

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pink petite maid

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french maid

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sleepy devil

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A cake with endowments for Tokyo Decadance’s 4th Anniversary

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Cap’n Blackjack Dave bemused and bewigged

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Cute Cop ready to lay down the law

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The stuff of nightmares…

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Ditto

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Naughty Nurse, Sultry Wednesday, Zombie Bride, and Goth Geisha Vampire

October 30, 2009 Posted by | clubbing, cosplay, costumes, crossdressing, dance, Goth Girls, goth lolita, halloween, japan, Japanese subculture, party, Rolly Teranishi, sexy, subculture, tokyo, tokyo decadance, travel, video, weird, WTF, youtube | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Decadent XXXMAS with Tokyo Decadance

Decadent XXXMAS with Tokyo Decadance
The Naughty List Gets Longer

Here are some photos from Tokyo Decadance’s Christmas Bash. Santa, Elfs, Angels, Snow Spirits, and what-nots made the Yule-Tide warm and gay this past holiday season!

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Santa Having a Jolly Good Time at Tokyo Decadance

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A couple of Santa’s Helpers who help the old fellow rise to the occasion

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Santa goes in for giving pain instead of presents this year

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Mrs. Claus lets it all hang loose

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A Elfin Vixen brazenly breaks the North Pole Smoking Ban

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Christmas always come early with these two

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Whoa, Elf look like a Lady!

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Santa in Black

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Generous partiers had given their clothing to the needy

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On the Naughty List since ’95

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Christmas on Mars

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A Crossdressing Mexican Japanese Santa

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A Santa for the 21st Century

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A Vampire Gets Into the Holiday Spirit

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Yuki Onna (Japanese Snow Woman) enjoying the party

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Unwrapping these presents will be a tad bit difficult

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This Angel will shove the Christmas Tree up your *** instead

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Post Apocalyptic Santa

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A Snow Sprite Taken by Surprise

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This Nun uses more than rulers to dish out punishment

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Elf Pirate

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Two Xmas Vixens demonstrate the Spirit of Giving and Receiving as a Barechested Man looks on

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Imagine finding this wrapped up under your Christmas Tree?

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Jedi Santa

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Santa was busy stuffing stockings this night

January 9, 2009 Posted by | beautiful girls, Blogroll, christmas, clubbing, cosplay, culture, dance, girls kissing, japan, japanese culture, party, risque, S&M, santa claus, sexy, subculture, tokyo, tokyo decadance, travel, video, vlog, weird, WTF, youtube | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Roving Ronin Report presents Tokyo Decadance

Here’s some clips from Tokyo Decadance a monthy dance event held in different clubs in Tokyo and around the world now.

I only got the chance to record one of the shows but I was able to get some glimpses of participants in all their get-up.

The website I posted on the vid is to the Amsterdam site. The tokyo one is under construction but you get a look at it here:

http://www.tokyo-decadance.com/

It’s also up for votes for airing on Current TV:

http://current.com/items/89030965_tokyo_decadance_underground_dance_scene_goes_above_ground

June 19, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, clubbing, cosplay, costumes, culture, dance, entertainment, japan, life, tokyo, tokyo decadance, travel, video, vlog, youtube | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tokyo Decadance – bringing the Underground up

Tokyo Decadance brings the Underground above Ground
Dance event mixes the unmixable


Tokyo Decadance was created by Adrien Le Danois of France

Deep underground, a myriad of weird and fantastical shapes move and groove to an eclectic beat and the sway of pulsating strobe lights. It’s Tokyo Decadance an underground (literally!) dance scene that is fast making its presence felt on the surface world.


Tokyo Decadance is an ecletic melting pot of underground cultures

There is no rhyme or reason to the costumes or themes in which the performers and participants come in. There are psychedelic psycho clowns, cat people who looked like they’ve escaped from a Japanese production of Broadway’s Cats, naughty nurses, light saber wielding cyborgs, Victorian Era vampires, dastardly devils, Gothic school girl Lolita’s, luscious hula girls, dancing doctors, and variety of types that defy labeling.


A cat and a devil carvorting

Tokyo Decadance started almost three years ago as the brainchild of Adrien Le Danois, a noted French Drag Queen of the Parisian scene. He moved to Japan in 2003 where he later created Tokyo Decadance. Decadance is a melting pot of various underground cultures in Japanese society. What was thought unmixable, Decadance mixed. Dark cyberpunks dance alongside genki nouveau geisha while outrageously-dressed anime geeks dance alongside suited salarymen.

The organizers describe the phenomenon as follows:

“Tokyo Decadance became the ‘rendez-vous’ of gothic, cyberpunk, fetish, manga heroine, lolitas, yamanbas, ko gyaru, drag queen, punk, tokyo jet-set and other partymonsters, but also salaryman and ‘normal people’ love Tokyo Decadance, especially because of its ENERGY!!!”

In its beginnings, Tokyo Decandance was influenced by the street styles of the various fashion subcultures of Tokyo. Now Tokyo Decadance is influencing those street styles.

Tokyo Decadance is not just a dance scene. There are number of performances at each of the shows running from fire shows, martial arts demos mixed with dance, theater, exotic dancing, and a little bondage to keep things interesting.

Tokyo Decadance has now become practically a worldwide event with shows taking place in a number of cities around the world. Decadance has been invited to perform in several distinguished venues such as the Enghein Center museum and the Salon of Pret a Porter in France.


A cyborg bouncer with his trusty lightsaber makes sure no one gets too out-of-hand

Overall its a funtime to let oneself go and a great place to meet and/or get beaten by some interestingly unique people.

 

June 19, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, clubbing, cosplay, costumes, culture, dance, entertainment, japan, life, sexy, tokyo, tokyo decadance, travel | , , , , , , | 1 Comment