The Boom

The Boom | ザ・ブーム | ざ・ぶーむ

Name in Japanese: ザ・ブーム, ざ・ぶーむ

Years Active: 1986 - Present

A must-see for visitors to Tokyo in the '80s and '90s was the "hokoten" street-band scene adjacent to Yoyogi Park. On Sundays the street would be closed to traffic, becoming a "pedestrian paradise," or "hokosha tengoku," which was abbreviated to "hokoten." It was also a paradise for amateur bands eager to show off their talent to the crowds of Sunday strollers. Most hokoten bands have long been forgotten, but one - The Boom - was obviously a cut above the...

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