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Rockabilly dancers in Yoyogi Park.

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Ah! The annual 'retro dancers in Yoyogi Park' picture!

Rock On...and on...and on...and...!

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JT -- you run a picture of these guys at least once every six months or so. Isn't there anything more newsworthy than this bunch of over-the-hill, skinny guys, crying for attention every weekend?

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Isn't that Aso San? I would recognise that sneer anywhere. Nice to know he's got something to fall back on.

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Rockabilly dancers is an oxymoron yeah??? Just like samurai opera or healthy sumo.

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It is Aso. Or his evil clone.

And JT. According to my partner she remembers these guys from 30 years ago. It is hardly news don't you think? I mean who doesn't know about these guys. It would be like taking a photo of a tree in Yoyogi and announcing the arrival of trees there.

Please do find something more interesting to report on. We can send you a list if you like.

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This reminds me of the wall to wall music that they used to have done in front of Harajuku many years ago.

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These guys! Johnny Suede wannabes. Just to add my two cents, when the JACKASS! film crew came to Japan, one of the greats... STEVE-O's buddy PARTY BOY, went and harrassed these guys. They get really ticked off when you bother them. I would say that the Rockabilly guys are as established a fixture as Tokyo Tower by now. Probably more foreigners have seen them than have seen ??Zenkouji in Nagano or what? Hakodate?. They should at least put them on tourist maps.

They ought to sell tickets and get it over with. I am not sure it's art, but it is something.

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Isn't that Aso San? I would recognise that sneer anywhere. Nice to know he's got something to fall back on.

Ha!! Hilarious comment.

JT - it would be nice to have an article explaining these guys and their poodle skirt gal pals. They all seem to take their "hobby" quite seriously.

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The Rockabilly dudes. Middle guy looks like he has just escaped from a concentration camp.

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Finally, some beefcake for the ladies!

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Agree, an article giving us the whys and wherefores of the Harajuku exhibitionists would be a good read.

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God forbid anyone doing anything different. What would please us JT posters would be a photo of some pasty dweeb in a dark room in front of a computer. Then we'll have nothing but positive contributions.

Bar Linus in Matsuyama is a good rockabilly introduction. Great days.

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Is the guy on the right inserting something where the sun doesn't shine? Might explain his expression....

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That guy in the middle is no "Elvis"

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Isn't that Aso San?

You're right! On a second look I also recognize it's Aso-chan.

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I haven't been reading JapanToday for all that long, so these guys are new to me! A publication has to have some middle ground between pleasing its veteran readers and not expecting that the new ones already know everything.

Seriously though, I didn't know people did that with their hair outside of cartoons.... yikes!

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I wonder what that guy on the left is looking or holding? and same with the guy on the right side holding and touching too? and it seems the guy in the middle is enjoying!

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They are obviously all butt-naked! That's why you don't see more below. The guy on the left hold his Wiener while the guy on the right is inserting something where the sun doesn't shine (as noted before). This is a new offspring of rockabilly otaku culture. But I never saw them doing this in public!

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Admittedly, if they were comedians I wouldn't be surprised if they used the usual crotch grabbing and butt smacking to get a laugh. But something tells me these guys take themselves very seriously, so I really doubt it...

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I mean who doesn't know about these guys.

I didn't know ... well, I still don't know because there is no explanations with the pictures. I will have to google a little ...

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I know this guy. He works at Deny's in Saitama-ken

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Rockabilly style never featured mullets with faux hawks, going shirtless or wearing sweat bands.

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