Thursday, September 22, 2016

Golden Bomber Cardboard Art Exhibit

There's an "air band" in Japan called Golden Bomber. Their gimmick is that the leader records music in the studio with hired studio musicians. Then, the "band" runs around on stage, pretending to play instruments (only the leader actually sings) and acting out various performances as the CD plays in the background. They formed in 2004, and have released 12 singles and 11 albums so far. For the most part, they're a parody group that trades on their looks, and the heavy use of make-up and costumes. They're currently running an exhibit in the Taka Plaza department store (Takapla) on the 6th floor, of the cardboard props used in past shows. The exhibit is free, since the goal is to sell their DVDs. When I was there, many of the other visitors were housewives in their 40's or 50's. No one was buying anything.

I'm assuming this is an elephant.

The old Greek rock carving where you put your hand in the mouth, and if you lie, it bites your hand off.

In the middle of the floor was one of the band's bigger set pieces. It's probably a parody of Attack on Titan. Not much to do and see in the exhibit if you're not a fan of the group. Good thing it was free.

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