Welcome to Furanken-no-Hanayome, a freaky, style-y, junk-filled lair for insomniac rockers and creep show freaks. I thought I knew all the weird rock 'n' grot bars in Tokyo, but this one somehow managed to slip under my radar undetected -- and has managed to do so for the past 10 years.

The place is named after the classic 1935 horror movie "The Bride of Frankenstein" -- a favorite of Hidehiko Oki, the master of ceremonies and the Bride's humble servant. Twelve years ago, Oki paid 3.5 million yen to buy a replica of the bride's head, as featured in the movie.

"There were only 15 like it made and I've got one," says Oki, obviously satisfied with the purchase.