Street performers are everywhere in Japan – everything from stunt cyclists and clowns to musicians covering everything from reggae to hip hop. While in Japan last September there was a national holiday, I think it was “Respect-for-the-Aged Day”. My Jamaica friend living in Japan had the day off from work so we decided to check out downtown Yokohama. We walked all over and checked out the Yokohama Waterfront, Minato Mirai and Chinatown (more to come in a future post) among other attractions.
We also ran into a very entertaining magician called “Kaja”, or a least that was what I saw printed on his jacket and props. He was busy performing a myriad of tricks for the crowds involving juggling, fire and of course illusions. Although I couldn’t understand what he said in Japanese he was quite entertaining. I recorded a section of his performance, check out the video embedded below if you are a fan of such things.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.