Most of japanese people don't have a clue that there are slums in Japan. It's completely different atmosphere compare to the slums in India or Nepal for example – those are mostly full of kids but here in Osaka there are bunches of grandmas and grandpas – one hand beer other hand cigarette.I've spent several full days with them. People warned me not to go there and definitely not try to make photos there. I went there and i've met only very less people that were so friendly as them.I was sitting there, smoking and drinking and random people started to come to me and ask me questions and that's how it started. I started to speak basic japanese and they bacame very friendly to me. They were giving me the free beers all the time, arguing who will give me what brand etc.One of the local "grandma from slum" borrowed me the guitar – just in few minutes i played "Karma Police" from Radiohead for all the slum. In the end the man gave me the guitar as a present and made sure i will really take it and leave with the guitar.

City of Ghosts (JAPAN)

Life in a slum area in Osaka, Japan

Most of japanese people don't have a clue that there is a
slum in Japan. You can only see the groups of grandmas and
grandpas drinking wine, sake and smoking the cigarettes all
days.I've spent several full days with them. People warned
me not to go there and definitely not try to make photos
there. I went there and i've met only very few people that
were so friendly as them in my life..

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