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Sho Asakawa is visibly excited. The vocalist from Tokyo rock band Plasticzooms has just come from Tower Records in the capital’s trendy Shibuya district, where an exhibition of his artwork and clothing are accompanying the promotional display for his band’s new album, “Starbow.”

Asakawa is dressed all in black, he’s in full makeup and combs his hair often — even while walking down the street. Fully aware of his own appearance, Asakawa says that the Plasticzooms aesthetic — the album, the art, the clothing — is a carefully constructed package.

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