This one photo shows how tough times are in Tokyo’s Akihabara these days

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

A closer look at the iconic otaku street shows it’s not business as usual in the district.

For fans of Japanese pop culture, the streets of Akihabara have a beauty that’s on par with verdant bamboo groves, mist-shrouded mountain temples, or any other representative scenery of Japan. It’s the biggest gathering place in the world for otaku artform enthusiasts, an entire urban district devoted to anime, video games, and other forms of passionate expression that have captivated people from around the world.

So if those are your kinds of hobbies, the above photo of the largest street in

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