after toyota, sony and sushi, is losing yourself in a late night booth on a modular leatherette couch singing out of tune with friends and associates to a backbeat, bouncing ball and video straight out of the 80s, japan's next biggest export?
above: hasisi park's karaoke
below: stills of karaoke scene from lost in translation via cuboidal.org; the movie i watch whenever i want to remember the way japan just knocks you flat with awe and wonder. (and to hear jesus and mary chain set to cinema)
end: great, great karaoke shots from trout factory flickr