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July 9th, 2010

I snapped a candid shot of this guy, as he is something of an icon in Shinjuku. I remember him way back in the 80’s or 90’s, I forget how far back, but he was riding his bicycle and wearing his rainbow wigs all the way back when. I never stopped him to ask what the hell his schtick was. Is he working for some quirky company that has hired him over the decades to be their mystery mascot? Or is he just presenting an aggressively creative take on homelessness?

Anyone know who he is?


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  1. Matthew
    July 9th, 2010 at 10:45 | #1

    My girlfriend Ayumi said she read that he is newspaper delivery man. I don’t know any specifics, like who he delivers for, though. Also, I don’t know if you remember us, but Ayumi and I graduated from your school back in 09!

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