Tuesday, May 12, 2009


You may not be able to tell it just by looking at them, but some Japanese athletes are pro boxers. Boxing isn't the most popular activity here, but there are several manga titles about boxing (such as Adachi's "Katsu!"), so it's to be expected that you'd find the occasional boxing gym. This one's just outside Akihabara, near the JR Kanda station. I like the use of manga-style characters for the advertising.

The first floor is a Chinese restaurant. The gym's on the second floor. The banner advertises the place as "Shuu's Boxing Gym", a fitness and sports gym good for reducing stress and "diet" (here, diet means "weight loss"). Open until midnight weekdays, and with a women's shower and locker room.

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