The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

What’s in a Name?

Shibuya‘s famous Center Gai (above) is being renamed to…

wait for it…

Basketball Street.

Strange but true. Something to do with the insidious gentrification of the area, and the fact that the Japanese basketball league (know as the BJ league for some reason) practicing nearby.

Will the Center Guys now be called the BJ boys, I wonder?




One response

  1. A rose by any other name etc…….
    sad to see the name go…..
    but not if we get to call them the “BJ boys” , genius!!! 😉

    September 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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