Hola Folkalinos. I was in Japan for about 3 weeks this past May and it was an amazing experience. I’m finally back on West Coast Timers.
The above photo was taken in Roppongi its kinda like Tijuana’s Avenida Revolución, with clubs for days. I saw the above sign on a taco VAN run by a Middle Eastern guy. I have no idea what the sign says in Japanese but the visual is crazy right? I peeped the tacos he was serving and um… they were more like pitas posing as tacos!
As much as they believe they love tacos they also love “Taco Rice”? Its everywhere. They have never had the real deal so they have no idea what they are missing. Latinos, Japon needs you.
My friends and I also went to a club in Roppongi because we were stuck there until 5am ( the trains stop running after midnight-ish and start running at 5am) and we knew it wasn’t our scene but thought hey, let’s experience it right? So in the club, I see from afar a group of what I thought were latinos and from L.A. no less(it was dark and I was a bit faded). One of the dudes had an L.A. cap with that L.A. swagger stance but as I got closer I see he’s Japanese! I was like, “Um, I’m from L.A. can I take your photo?” This guy’s English was limited but he sure did know how to toss up L.A. for the photo without being prepped.
This couple were a part of his crew. This was the only time this dude smiled. Please notice La Virgen de Guadalupe on his shirt. Early that night he had a white t-shirt over that with the traditional L.A. logo on the back and Aztec drawings within the letters. His girl was dressed like I used to when I was in junior high but with a shorter waterfall or pompadour.
I was told their crew were known as “Southside Loco Town” and they repped to the fullest South East Los Angeles Latino culture. How crazy is that?!
I’ve heard from many before my trip on how the Japanese have the emulating a culture/lifestyle game on lock. They are committed to the fullest. As seen below. That’s at Disney Sea of all places. We noticed this dude looking like a Japanese Eazy – E. Please take note of the Nike Cortez he’s sporting or as I call them “gangsta leans”. We also noticed his hair. Was he sporting a curl? We had to investigate, especially since my relative does hair. We went up to him and asked to touch it. He said sure and to our surprise it was crispy as hell!
Okay that’s my story.
Man, its still super hot.