People are strange in Osaka, according to AOKI takamasa, but in the best possible way. This is a city where people throw parties, have fun and make music on their own terms. We begin at Compufunk, a record shop, bar, party space, recording studio and vinyl-cutting facility that's a cornerstone of Osaka's club culture. We then hit up a techno-friendly pizza bar, a go-karting track and the Circus nightclub, before driving to Kyoto, where AOKI visits Soto, a live venue presenting niche sounds run by local experimental band Kukangendai.
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This piece is sponsored by the Japan National Tourism Association.
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