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Photo of Day 3: A robot at Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku. | by Jon Curnow
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Photo of Day 3: A robot at Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku.

For some reason whenever I think of Japan I think of robots doing useful stuff. We haven't found any of those yet but we have found the most bizarre cabaret show, The Robot Restaurant, where the hostesses walk around the room - boxing ring style - with signs asking you to turn off your Bluetooth and wifi enabled devices for fear of interference with the controls for the show.

 

Ironically, most of the 'robots' are people in costume but there are some remote controlled participants in this video-game inspired 90-minute strobe-lightathon. There are no words to describe the craziness which seemed entirely appropriate in this neon-lit district of the city. After the Robot Restaurant's bought what it needed, the fact that there's any neon left for the other venues is really a modern day miracle.

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Taken on January 31, 2017