Subject: Rub a Dub...........
LOCATION: Jamacian Club in Kyoto- *Rub a Dub.*
FACTS: 60 plus year old short and stout Japanese man named APATCH wearing a multi-colored tie dye t-shirt straight off Telegraph Ave, thick rimmed black glasses and a Bob Marley hat. Lover of Elvis Presley and all things Jamaican, this hottie with a body got a few drinks in his system and right before our eyes started jammin to *We:re jammin*, *One Love* and other Marley classics. A tall young Japanese man in an expensive Italian suit got up to join him. Like Paula Abdul said- Opposites Attract.
APATCH had a few signature moves, namely the pancake, the slow-motion clap and the rub the belly with one hand while I flail the other arm in the air like a Japanese/Jamaican cowboy.
Bartender says he:s a regular. We were just glad to be there armed with a videocamera on one of his *regular nights.*
CONCLUSION: Apatch finds his version of Cheers where everybody knows his name in his niche hangout Rub a Dub, we get our Berkeley fix in Kyoto, I guess there really is some place for everyone.