Ueno’s Ojarus

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Ojarus are a couple of tea-cosy aficionados gone mad- either that or they’ve got some outlandish head-shapes. I caught up with them in Ueno just as they were finishing their bit of Heaven Artistry, and so I really don’t know what they did for their act. Perhaps poked people in the eye with their long blue head-hats? Tuned into to long-wave AM radio and danced along to Thrash Elvis out of Missouri (the home of Thrash Elvis, or so I’m told)?

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In his spare time he uses his head-hat to rescue kittens stuck in trees, itch the backs of giants, and get the book down from the top-shelf for some old granny.

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Whichever it might be, I found them to be a charming pair of rogues, waddling off with their bags tucked under their arms, great heads swaying in the wind. Farewell, bon chance, sayonara, my dear imaginary friends!

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Strange performers, hmm. Now just what did they do?!

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What a sweet pair of grand olde kabuki dames.

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    Rrabano- I think it was I who took the mushrooms, then saw these guys on the trip.

    Jason- I went on a weekday, not much of a crowd even as they were ending up- hardly anybody gave them cash. This must be the day-time gig for people who have a more real performing job by night.

    Kev- Katamari is a video game, perhaps with dudes with weird shaped heads? They are often in Ueno but probably perform in the other approved Heaven Artist parks around Tokyo too.

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