Excursion: Nagoya, Japan

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Photo: Michael McCabe

Custom Harleys, lots of leather and tattoos, these Japanese bikers are just like the Californian outlaws they seek to emulate, but with mild manners and gyoza snacks. Photographer and NYC tattoo cult figure Michael McCabe reports from the land of simulacra.

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Excursion: Nagoya, Japan

  • drjohndee

    Speaking of simulacra, the yellowed background, dashed borders and pseudo-erratically baseline-shifted Courier of your report do a reasonable job of suggesting Hunter Thompson reporting The Age of Wire & String. You’re just like the outlaws you seek to emulate, but with mild manners and … hmm …

    Thanks for your perspective on Japan from the land of purely objective, completely non-deluded reality.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

      Japan’s love of appropriation from the nuances and detritus of other cultures is one of the Japanese people’s strongest features. It’s what allows them to have occasional explosions of brilliance like Basho, Tadao Ando, Hasegawa Tohaku and some guy named Honda.