Shinjuku tiger mask appered suddenly


Every time, he make surprise every body. even baby.
He never stop at my calling, and he never stop to decorate. He is fucking swanky actually.
Click the picture and see the behind mask. Make sure what he is by your own eye ball !

At first, I cannot believe my eye.

What is this ?

I don’t know what it is, but anyway it’s great.

Everybody are surprising

Child warp his back for his suprising.

What’s the fuck is it ?

Could you please stop, man !

Hey, stop please !

Please turn your face for me.

He completely ignore me. So I try to get ahead.

Oh, I know you !

Yes, His name is “Shinjuku Tiger Mask”.

He is very famous by his distinctive costume. Every person who have lived in Shinjuku long time know him. because he is always wear this costume and walking around Shinjuku and if you encounter him, you never forget him.

Actually I have experience to encounter him in past several times. Each times, I try to take a picture of him. But it’s failed. because he never stop.

After consideration, I understand why he never stop at my call. Because he is not person. He is tiger !

Usually I run away after shooting, but today I chase to shoot !


  1. Gokiburi says:

    first of all : YOUR SITE ROCK!!!!
    i use to work in shinjuku, i saw this guy several times , and you know what i saw his face ( while drinking water) and you know what he is a ………………………………………………….yep : a Tiger

  2. Bangkok says:

    I wonder what would happen if I take out a knife and be hostile in front of the Tiger …

  3. tom says:

    Or kick him hard in the tiger balls

  4. This is hilarious how some ppl here try to get attention! Some weeks ago I saw a middle-aged man in Ueno Station! He was the most gayest-looking midde-age man I’ve ever saw! He was wearing a pink men’s suit, his hair was like a perm, he was wearing earings with feathers on it on both ears and he had make-up. I don’t remember the other details but obviously he wanted (and got) attention! Do you know him Masa?
    =================================from MasaManiA
    I don’t know him. If you can know where you can meet him, please tell me sir.
    THank you

  5. Nickerson says:

    What kind of music do tigers rock out with?

  6. Great to see one of my favorite postings from the old site re-posted!
    Amazing tiger guy! More impressive even than usual anime/kai cosplay, as this one makes no sense!! Pure creativity.

  7. betamax says:

    Yeah I’ve seen this cat around Shinjuku a dozen times, back when I used to always walk home to Yotsuya. My roommate and I had kinda been fascinated with the guy and what the hell he was up to having seen him around a bunch.
    I once saw him with his mask off as he was waiting for an elevator door to close. Looking out into the street, and straight at me I saw his (non-tiger) face for about two seconds before the door slid shut.
    It felt like one of those moments where god reaches down from a cloud and taps you on the shoulder, whispering in your ear, “Here ya go, buddy…this one’s just for you.”
    =========================from MasaManiA
    Thank you for your exitment story ! I also want to see it.

  8. Talia says:

    woah, so colorful! I like all his flowers…

  9. xtomiex says:

    Masa! I saw Beat Takashi’s “Violet Cop” movie yesterday and THIS Tiger guy was in it??!?!
    Your a legend Masa sama
    =========================From MasaManiA
    Really ? I dont know about it. thank you for your information.

  10. sugaree says:

    hi I met him yesterday,and I am so impressed by your braveness!!
    also wonderful pictures!!
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  11. tigerstone says:

    is halloween celebrated in Japan?
    ========from MasaManiA
    We celebrate Christmas also.

  12. Nyanko says:

    Heh, this guy rules, one of the things I like about japan best is the fashion sense, some follow strict trends and other make fashion thier own, but you nver get tired of peoplewatching (way better than all the cookie cutter fashions in NA, which in my opinion are downright boring). I suppose when you crammed into uniforms for work and school one would try to get as far away from that as possible by wearing crazy fun clothes (there are lots of OL’s who sneak off to Harajuku to be someone else for a day, or to Shibuya to pretend to be a teenager again- its great. This guy definitely brings a smile to my face.

  13. mayashinokyo says:

    I use live in shinjuku, these person is very coloful and quiet keen in that respect. He like to date other time in the sunshines. May people see him but i think he not sell his tiger ball for to make the pecker work too good. i think he chinese taoist or sumting;

  14. Daniel says:

    Como ira el gachon cuando hasta en Japon se sorprenden!

  15. Daniel says:

    In the future I will live some months in Japan, Where must I go to find this people with costumes? Tokyo, Oosaka? Are they in a mall? Is all this only one day or they use to meet in a place? Arigatou!
    ============from MasaManiA
    There are lots of cosplay people in Harajuku, TOkyo on sunday.

  16. Daniel says:

    Arigatou gozaimasu for the information MasaMania.
    I can’t wait the moment I arrive to Japan, so many things to see there.
    Thanks again, good luck and don’t give up the fight.

  17. Daniel says:

    Is this tigerman Masamania? Maybe is a secret second role as Peter Parker and Spiderman?
    ============-from MasaManiA

  18. Tsuba42 says:

    I was in Japan last may, and also met this guy. He was walking around without his mask. I asked to take his picture and he put his mask on, and his friend (in a suit) offered to take the picture with me. I was sooo lucky to meet him there, it made my day!
    Masa, if you want the picture I can mail it to you.
    ===============from MasaManiA
    You are lucky. thank you

  19. duffojosh says:

    masa he is a gaijin thats why he doesnt answer your tiger calls.
    ==========From MasaManiA
    No, he is tiger.

  20. shouriwa says:

    I am fascinated !!
    This place is awesome, full of indomitable will. Keep up all the good work!

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