Street singer story on the Tokyo street

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Today I tell you one street singer story on the Tokyo street.
There are lots of nameless street singers on thye Tokyo street. Even they are not famous, each street singer have their own story. and of course each street singer sing their own song. Because each singer have their own life that is full of story to be sung.
Why not do you listen their song ?
instead of their singing, now I tell their story.

His guitar playing is not so good. He seem to be impossible to play guitar while singing.

and He seem not to remember the song yet. Sometime he blime the score.

But he really seem to sing his best.

He seem to sing with deep emotion.

He seem to sing his romance.

He seem to sing his dream.

He seem to sing his sorrow.

He seem to sing his worry.

He seem to sing his passion !!

But nobody listen his song.

This is Tokyo street sionger story on the street.


  1. tom says:

    A few blues singers sing on Detroit streets, mostly near an area called Greektown. Sometimes people listen, mostly the do not.
    Entertaining post.
    ============from MasaManiA
    thank you

  2. Fuck Hello says:

    He makes great faces. I’ll seek him up and listen to his songs. People singing with emotion and passion and worry – that’s really something.

  3. Danny Howard says:

    I did not know you were capable of subtlety. This story is very well composed, and touching in its own way.
    ======from MasaManiA
    hahaha Thank you

  4. Jasmine says:

    It’s sad to see someone giving their best singing while nobody notices. I guess that’s the price of a modern metropolis.
    =========from MasaManiA
    But now his effort is shown.

  5. clapstone says:

    maniacal misgivings disguised as deceptive undertones of emotional distress, distributed haphazardly through the wanton use of figurative symbolism found in the soul of the street performer longing for acceptance
    I feel his pain

  6. kenji says:

    HAHHAHAHAHAHA .. i was reading this story and scrolling down quite fast and the pictures of his face gteting bigger and bigger was hilarious.
    great post!
    =========from MasaManiA
    THank you

  7. blando says:

    hey! he looks like the japanese version of Bob Dylan. the young Bob of course.
    what songs was he singing?
    ========from MasaManiA
    I forget it.

  8. brett says:

    nobody listen to song, but now people see his song. thanks much masa. it is very nice warm story to see him get recognize. you seem to have artistic new story tell style!
    ===========from MasaManiA
    THank you

  9. rolly says:

    One of the best experiences I ever had was watching the blues singer W.C. Clark play. It was at Antone’s blues club in Austin (the old location at 30th street). It was after 1am, and there were perhaps five people in the club, including the workers. But, he sang like the house was full. He didn’t lessen his effort. I was highly impressed by his integrity.

  10. i-freak says:

    Street singing is a hard job; you are mostly ignored by passers by, the hours are long, the pay is bad, the police constantly harras you, you have no medical insurace, you are always at the mercy of the wheather…
    I would rather be a stupid costume clever crimer distributing ilegal handbill.

  11. Alexia says:

    I wonder how well an American would do… if they went to Japan and sang in Japanese.. what do you think about it??

  12. naranjita says:

    i’d stick to your day job, alexia 😉

  13. Vito says:

    Grrreat story!!!

  14. The Other Thom says:

    The Greektown blues singers are typically pretty good, and the guy that plays drums and sings improvicaly is pretty good, but Masa brings a certain color to his stories. Colorful Masa
    ============from MasaManiA
    Your comment is also colorfull. thank you

  15. Xvampire says:

    wow I just found this great site!!
    nice photograph and coment, you got da talent!! !!
    well actually here In Indonesia you can find a lot of street musician also, tehy are more agressive than in US or Japan, mostly play on the traffic light area (da worse thing), open air foodstall area (da best), etc, on the foodstall area they keep come to each customer groups (for ex : me and my friends) to other customer groups , thats how they earn money.
    about your journalism attitude heheehe Im not surprised if you are Indonesian and worked here, becos journalism is almost completely free here 🙂
    btw nice site keep updating, you are bees knees yeagH!!!!
    ===========from MasaManiA
    Thank you. and indonesian street culture is sound great

  16. Faglvr says:

    He should try to make a gay Internet video of his singing

  17. wee yet says:


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