For regular visitors of Shinjuku, the sight of an older fella cycling the streets in a colourful, toy adorned outfit probably won’t come as a surprise. And considering the gentleman in question is Shinjuku Tiger, neither will his ubiquitous tiger mask.
Having worn the mask and unique ensemble since 1972, he has understandably become a part of the landscape. In fact, considering how much Shinjuku has, and is changing, he’s arguably one of the entertainment district’s few constants. A factor that presumably played a part in the decision to make a film about him. The subtitled trailer of which can be seen here.
And below, sat next to the movie’s promotional poster, in his regular haunt of Golden Gai, is Shinjuku Tiger himself.