A little bar and the world’s grubbiest lamp?

For a country obsessed with rules and regulations, Japan is oddly relaxed when it comes to hygiene standards — or at least it is in regards the capital’s countless, and wonderfully comfortable, little bars and eateries. Places where cooking areas often seem as old as the septuagenarians using them, and buckets even make do as a bathrooms. And yet even those elements could arguably be deemed as minor concerns when compared to this lamp. A device that is now almost more artefact than implement.

Tokyo bar and the world’s dirtiest lamp

Japanese girl with a gun

Japanese festivals are always good value. There’s plenty of food and booze, plus more than a few things to see and do. But none of them, it would appear, are quite as much fun as using a firearm.

Japanese girl with a gun