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Healing man must be modern Diogenes

masamaniaDo you know the old philosopher, Diogenes? When he was lying on the street, King ask Diogenes what can he help him ? and then, Diogenes tell king fuck away because king block sun shine. This is famous episod in book worms.
WHen i walking on the tokyo street, I met lying man. He seem to be present Diogenes !

Ambitious young people always overstrain. They are so ambitious that they play music on the middle of street. They are so ambitious that they sing loudly. They are so ambitious mightly that they make us so tired.
I hate ambitious young generation. give me break !
Yes, there are person who give us hearing !

Relax man give us hearing by just seeing him.

He never make noise, he never interupt us, he is just lying on the edge of street.

His hair style is very unique, his leg is bit sexy. his life style is really relaxing !

Does he rude ? No, he never forget to show his apriciation for performer. He aplause.

His point of view must be diffrent with us. He is relaxing man who is healing us in somewhere tokyo by just lying.

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24 Comments

  1. Very interesting stories.
    This is my first post, but I have been reading masamania from the begining. I really enjoy your website, the pictures are amazing. I think your english is getting better. Keep it up.
    ====================from MasaManiA
    Thank you for your post. next time, please tell your opinion about difference with your culture.

  2. The difference with America is that no one has any respect for homeless people. Poor education means they never heard of Diogenes. He represents everything Americans are not: anti-materialistic, critical of power, and devastatingly honest.

  3. What is he doing there? Is he homeless? Or is he just enjoying himself? Over here in M’sia only homeless and drunk people lie in the streets.
    ======================from MasaMniaA
    I don’t know

  4. in singapore if the police see you lying on the street they will most lkely bring you back to the police station for ‘chat’.
    and ya, your english is definitely much better.

  5. Great post masamania. I’ve been an avid fan of your website. Hope to see more weird things from Tokyo! Greetings from Malaysia btw 😀

  6. I feel sorry for this guy for some strange reason. I live in New York Ciy, and if you see someone like that laying on the ground, you would usually see a bunch of bags full of clothes, empty soda cans, and other things, followed by an engulfing stench emitting from the surrondings. Poor dude, someone should get him a pair of pants.

  7. He’s got Jackie Chan’s 1980’s hairdo man. I feel totally relaxed just by lookin at the photos. Isn’t Japan freezin right now? His fashion’s way off unless he’s lying around in Downunder.
    Merry Xmas from scorching S’pore! Love the site always.

  8. quote : “in singapore if the police see you lying on the street they will most lkely bring you back to the police station for ‘chat’.”
    same in france, and I guess same in most of europe countries, and in usa…
    damn… police is japan seems to be very comprehensive… lucky…
    (just for info : french police bought some “Taser” from american police… I have to be careful when I walk at night now…)

  9. masa,
    he gives us relaxation and happiness because he does exactly what he wants to do. he is free.
    when we look at him we feel his freedom. That’s the message of Diogenes. He tells us to be free.
    If you don’t have anything you can’t loose anything. That’s pure happiness.
    人生はゲームです。遊ぼう!:-)

  10. there is the earth under the cold hard concrete of the street
    but at least the street is very clean and comforting

  11. If someone did this in England he would probably get laughed at by kids.
    ==========from MasaManiA
    I think getting laugh from England people is difficult.

  12. nice bowl hair haha
    he’s look like Drunken master, and doing sleeping gOd Fist.
    btw this kind of view is quite general in indonesia …. but most of them saved cos gov still let them build wild(illegal) houses and kiosk ^^ nice bowl hair haha
    he’s look like Drunken master, and doing sleeping gOd Fist.
    btw this kind of view is quite general in indonesia …. but most of them saved cos gov still let them build wild(illegal) houses and kiosk ^^ <– fewer than 5 years ago, but sometimes it become delicious food
    ABout the Band GRoupies, Hey HEY, Copy of High and MIghty Color 🙂 are they are cover band??
    Masa, did you record them in video??
    ==============from MasaManiA
    No

  13. hi masa,how you shoot him so close?
    Dose he pay attention to you and ask you to stop shooting?
    ===============from MasaManiA
    I use NinjaShot technique

  14. I live near Chicago and my friend once was playing on the street with his band for the first time. There was a homeless guy who sat near where they were playing. When they finished their first song he clapped, as well as after the second song and every song after that. Afterwards, my friend tried to give the homeless man money because the homeless man was so gracious to clap after the songs, but the homeless man refused, and said that hearing the music was enough of a gift, and then the homeless man just stood up, took his bag and walked away. I agree with you that young people nowadays just concentrate on ways that they can become more successful (or if you live in the US…high) or get more money and things like that. But is it not better to be happy and homeless, than to be corrupt and well-off? I think we can learn from a lot of the homeless people out there!

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