Last February I flew to Japan for a week and a half. I spent most of my trip turning Tokyo and Osaka upside-down looking for bagels for breakfast. I finally found some in a Shinjuku subway station at a store called New York Bagel. Just like Japanese bananas, they came in individual plastic bags and tasted like fish. I spent the remainder of my visit seeing some of the best rock & roll bands on the planet. These aren't complete clips--merely home movies I made with a cheap digital camera, but it'll give you a taste of the musical nuttiness that goes on there on a daily basis.
(See below -- Clockwise from top left: The Go-Devils at Rock Rider Club, 2/22/07, Osaka | The Mighty Moguls at Club Eddie's, 2/24/07, Fussa | The Jet Boys at The Shelter, 2/19/07, Tokyo | The Junglers at Rock Rider Club, 2/22/07, Osaka)
(See below -- Clockwise from top left: The Thunderroads at The Shelter, 2/19/07, Tokyo | The Minnesota Voodoo Men at Club Eddie's, Fussa, 2/24/07 | The Jet Boys (again) at The Shelter, 2/19/07, Tokyo | Feather at The Shelter, 2/19/07, Tokyo)