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THE GREATEST SHOW

TOKYO'S ROBOT RESTAURANT

Story by Tewfic El-Sawy April 6th, 2017

Kabukicho, Shinjuku, tokyo

One cannot miss it.

In the narrow streets/alleys of Kabukicho, Shinjuku, the Robot Restaurant's facade immediately assaults one's senses, by standing out in its utter glitzy gaudiness amongst its more "normal"neighboring establishments.

A few years ago, Anthony Bourdain got the shock of his life here, and it has since become a magnet for foreign visitors seeking to experience the same "buzz' he had. the cabaret show is reported to have cost in excess of $10 million, and provides an overwhelming LSD-like experience of robots, loud thumping electronic music, strobing neon lights, giant animatronics, hyper pop songs and naturally, scantily-clad shapely dancing girls.

© 2017 Tewfic El-Sawy - The Travel Photographer. X-Pro2 + Fujinon 18mm f2.0

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Footnote: All Photographs © 2017 Tewfic El-Sawy
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan