This is not my magnum opus “It’s My Last Night in Japan” blog piece. I probably won’t do that one until I’ve been back in the U.S. for several days, irony and time constraints being what they are.
But I felt compelled to post this one. This was the last little watering hole I hit tonight, a place now familiar to me, “Harumi-ya,” there at the corner of San-jo and 花見小路道, not far back down San-jo from Kawabata dori. This is the exterior of Harumi-ya:
And this is what was on TV there:
The audience in Harumi-ya were mezmerized:
The show is called “Exile 魂” (Exile Tamashii) and, yes, is a sort of Japanese version of “American Idol,” or it’s just an homage and tribute to All Girl Groups, or this one in particular, or something. So it goes.
Harumi-ya is a Good Place with Good People. . .
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