Sounds of the real Japan: Pachinko Parlor
Pachinko parlor, Kabukicho, Shinjuku ward, Tokyo.
Pachinko is Japan's endless national obsession.
Rush hour at a Pachinko Parlor near you
The pachinko parlor is Japan's melting pot. Rich and poor, old and young, male and female, stodgy and wayout co-exist in perfect, all-absorbing harmony within a cacophony of howling thrash-like club music, shrieking machines and the roaring clatter of metal balls.
Hearing is believing. Listen loud.
April 28, 2006.