Claimed by herself to be the most hated person in Akiba, Asuka Sawamoto (30 yrs old) was arrested in suspicion of violating a ‘prevention of nuisance law’. Sawamoto has appeared in Akiba since last year doing live performances and showing off her buttocks and crotch to gather a crowd before distributing flyers for her live events. She climbs up the railing and lifts up her leg during these photo-taking sessions, catering to the so-called low anglers, or cameraman who has a preference of taking pictures from a low angle. The police has a problem with her gathering a crowd around her and has warned her many times to no avail. Many bloggers including Akibablog’s Mr Geek suspects that Sawamoto was asked to show off her buttocks by the TV station and indeed the TV stations have caught ample footages of her, with the reporter and the commentators strongly condemning her actions. There were doubts as to whether the whole saga was staged for the mass media to paint Akiba in a bad light. Sawamoto has written on her blog that she was expecting to meet three TV stations implying that they are expecting her to stage another show. (Source: Akibanana)
The following video highlights some of Akihabara cosplay culture. If you fast forward to the second minute, I think there’s even a guy cosplaying as a girl which is just wrong. I’m having breakfast cereal and lost my appetite.
I can’t help but to wonder if the police are cosplayers.
Asian Photography 101: Catching the Upskirt [pic]
(Upskirter Asuka Sawamoto)
Hilarious picture encompassing what it takes to be a kickass Asian photographer…