Friday, November 27, 2015

Pachinko Street

The main drag running from Streetcar Street to the southeast end of the Tenmonkan arcade is lined with several very large pachinko parlors, and they fight each other with advertising for customers. This means that there's more posters, big screen TVs and flashing lights here than anywhere else in the city. (Most of which everyone just ignores.)

(TVs are built into the wall, showing ads for the machines.)

When I was here one Saturday, it looked like a pachinko magazine crew was interviewing members of one of the parlors. I was never able to get a good photo of the gathering, so I didn't try.

Lupin III is a popular theme for the machines right now, as are Evangelion and Hokuto no Ken.

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