Cover photo: Masuda-san on Mansei Bridge, in the southern part of Akihabara. She works as a guide for an office that provides free information on Tokyo’s Electric City. (Photo: Onishi Mitsugu)
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Above: Employee at a maid café.Below left: Cosplay café worker.Below center: Pop culture figurines.Photos: Miyazaki Eriko.
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