|Shibuya - 1945
|Ebisu - 1946
Which brings us to the 2012 instant cult classic "Bad Film" by Sion Sono. The epic fight scene at the movies heart was filmed in one take at Shibuya Crossing without street permits and essentially as what we would call today a "flashmob" in 1995. It was then spliced together some seventeen years later by the director himself. And this depiction of violent gang warfare very nearly came to pass in those post-apocalyptic days (saved only by the Korean War...). But if you're wondering, the actual incident occurred outside Shibuya Police Station in what is now the intersection of 246, Roppongi Dori and Meiji Dori. However, if you're interested in Bad Film, a quick spoiler alert, make sure you know what you're getting into before you press play ok!