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tokyo, japan. august, 2009.

photographs by rob sheridan.



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Sunrise over Shibuya.





Tsukiji Fish Market.





Giant tuna auctions at the Tsukiji Fish Market.





A prime tuna will sell for around $20,000 USD.





An auction winner carts away his prize.





Tsukiji Fish Market.





Tsukiji Fish Market.





Tsukiji Fish Market.





Tsukiji Fish Market.





Above the Japanese coast, with Tokyo visible in the distance.





Giant, animatronic 1:1 scale Gundam robot on display temporarily in Odaiba.
Thousands come each night to see it in person.





Tokyo Bay.





A vintage arcade in Odaiba.





Old Pachinko machines at a vintage arcade in Odaiba.





A vintage arcade in Odaiba.





A vintage arcade in Odaiba.





Vintage shopping mall in Odaiba.





"Uncle Sam."





Kabutomushi - Japanese rhinoceros beetles - for sale at a beetle shop in Odaiba.
Raising rhinoceros beetles is a popular hobby amongst Japanese children. The beetles are sometimes made to fight each other in tiny rings.
Large beetles can sell for thousands of dollars.





Sunrise over Shinjuku.

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Akihabara, "Electric Town," a geek's shopping paradise.





Browsing vintage video games at "Super Potato" in Akihabara, a mecca for retro gaming.





Vintage Famicom (the Japanese equivalent of NES) cartridges at Super Potato in Akihabara.





Vintage Nintendo consoles for sale at Super Potato in Akihabara.





Super Potato's top floor is a makeshift arcade featuring classic games.





Playing classic games at Super Potato's arcade.





A chair built out of old Famicom cartridges at Super Potato.





A jail cell dining room at "Alcatraz," a mental hospital theme restaurant in Shibuya.





The kitchen at Alcatraz theme restaurant.




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