With today being a national holiday (Showa Day), parks the length and breadth of the country will be predictably packed out, although that said, they probably won’t boast the same staggering number of people as the nation’s plentiful supply of pachinko parlours; salary men of all ages willingly swapping the orderliness of the office for the ball bearing-based cacophony of a Beam,
or even a Baccarat.
However, with pachinko’s gargantuan earnings now far from guaranteed, promotion is paramount, with drum-loving,
and deranged old dears,
somewhat surprisingly deemed as ideal.