(Photos: Cynthia Drescher)
They're here every Sunday afternoon, barring bad weather or other issues, and they're not doing it for cash tips. This is simply how they choose to spend their free time, much as others enjoy a weekend evening playing video games or BBQing in a backyard.
What's more is that the gangs welcome onlookers and photographs; it's not rare to see other locals out here practicing their photography skills, tripods and all, while the steady flow of western tourists heading to Meiji Jingu only briefly give the gangs a glance.
What they really deserve is a documentary.