Sunday, 30 August 2009

Cop Bikes

This a a typical cop bike in Tokyo.
The cylindrical thing near the front forks is a holder for the staff they sometimes carry and parade with menacingly putside the small, shoebox-sized police stations.
On the back of the bike is a box.
What might be in the box?
Well, coppers in Japan carry hand guns.
So, in the box could be some ammo, or perhaps another revolver...maybe some extra handcuffs.
Or some other nasties for a spot of the old ultra violence.
Well, yeah, maybe.
Except on Koenji Awaodori weekend, when the box serves as a place where you can pick up a leaflet about the weekends festival.

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