Mad, bad and surreal to know

Long, long ago . . . in a distant age . . . there was no karaoke (cue twang of shamisen and cymbal flutter).“My uncle played guitar at a place like this before karaoke kicked off,” says Toshiaki Chiku, now in his 40s, at a cozy shitamachi (downtown) snack bar in Sendagi, east Tokyo, as … Continue reading Mad, bad and surreal to know