Running with the bulls

Events within the Bosozoku culture comes can be difficult to locate, long trips to parking areas on the highway can he hit and miss…. The Japanese police are cracking down on the whole Bosozoku culture, the have generated laws against most aspects and are constantly on the lookout for anyone the suspect to be participating in antisocial behaviour.

During last years soccer world cup we decided to pedal around the Shinsaibashi area of Osaka, a quest to find a rowdy club with beer on tap. We searched our suitcases for anything blue, the colour of the “blue samurai” was our plan, a way to become involved in the electric atmosphere that sport creates.

We unlocked our folding bikes, strapped on our Japanese flag head bands (every one was wearing them) and started to pedal. As we turned the corner to the main street it sounded like one thousand of those annoying horns that were so loud you couldn’t hear the crowd on the TV, but there was something different about this roar….

Only two blocks from the Midosuji and around 30 bikes rolled past at full revs, I grabbed my brothers camera and dropped down a gear on the bike (pedalled faster). The riders dispersed over 30m and did what they did best…. annoying everyone in ear shot without braking any road rules.

I ended up making a dash between the cars to catch the main group, they went left towards the far side of the loop where I caught up to the last of pack waiting at a set of lights. They were more then happy to put on a show for the camera probably based on my “I’m so excited that I could piss my pants smile”.

We worked our way back to the northern end of Shinsaibashi and were invited into a small club as we rode past. The Samurai blue went down but we had an awesome time drinking beers and chatting with the owner and his friends.

5 Responses to “Running with the bulls”

  1. 1 bc
    July 3, 2011 at 7:15 am

    that would have been awsome! good work

  2. 3 marvis
    July 7, 2011 at 9:00 am


  3. 4 scott
    July 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    i heared this one night, ran to the balcony but couldn’t see them 😦

  4. 5 syaiful
    September 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    malaysian people call it remp-it

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