There’s something brewing underneath the lights and dancing robots of Japan’s capital. A gathering, not of Juggalos, but of Tokyo’s most offbeat, eccentric, kooky (and any other synonym found on Thesaurus.com) music artists that are spurring on a new underground movement of fun, wild times. While the movement hasn’t been dubbed, to put a name to it all would be Chim↑Pom, a collective of six young artistic individuals who are “known for their tongue-in-cheek neo-dadaist work.” With a city-wide reputation for throwing the most turnt-up all-nighters, many with a mind for seeking respite from the strict traditions of the country turn to the group for an alcohol-infused escape, typically in the form of a flesh baring, music making party.
Chim↑Pom have highlighted the scenes from the event that resembles a sweaty, drunk underground party somewhere in Tokyo with creative individuals getting down in the underwear – which just so happens to be the case.
What descends upon these kind of events are a healthy – soon to be not-so-healthy – range of the overly fashion-conscious, the snob-nosed art critics, the otaku outsiders (Otaku: a young person who is obsessed with computers or particular aspects of popular culture to the detriment of their social skills), the egotistical alternative musicians, and then some. You know, the fun crowd! But while each subcultural group comes with their own set of elitism, all is left at the door once they jump in to the all-inclusive frenzy of creative mayhem. Which to us sounds like the type of party we’d stop work for.
From the collective’s latest exhibition, titled So See You Again Tomorrow, Too?, which of course turned into a rager with special guest performers including likeminded artists, musicians and Djs, Chim↑Pom have highlighted the scenes from the event that resembles a sweaty, drunk underground party somewhere in Tokyo with creative individuals getting down in the underwear – which just so happens to be the case. Peep through the images here to see what you’ve missed and what you’ll need to seek out when you next visit the Land of the Rising Sun, and click here to read more about what’s going on and of the six responsible for such a damn good looking time.