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Marcio Takeda | Ni-chome

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Ni-chome became the epicenter of gay culture in Tokyo during the 1950s, when a series of overtly gay bars opened in the area. The neighborhood is widely acknowledged to have the highest concentration of bars in the world: around 350 in a single block.

Many of those are tachinomi-style bars, with only a few seats and which can hold up to 10 patrons. This makes people move from bar to bar instead of staying in a single place, and that gives Ni-chome a especial personality among the gay districts of the world.

This picture was taken on September 7, 2019, at 84 F.

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