Asakusa Jinta march back in time

June 18, 2008 Tokyo Reporter Staff

Unless in search of a cheap, dusty souvenir for a relative, Tokyo’s historic Asakusa district isn’t on the radar of too many folks under the age of 70. But Asakusa Jinta, a seven-piece band that mixes elements of ska, swing, punk and chindonya (traditional street performance), is hoping to bring the area’s time-honored sensibilities to the international stage. […]