Living for Street Performing
Workpedia Japan focuses on the lives of foreign nationals working in Japan. On this episode, we drop by an event in Tokyo to watch UK-born street performer Chris Peters in action. (This program was broadcast on March 2, 2023.)
Fifty-one-year old Chris is based in Japan but has been performing at various events around the world.
He's never without his trusty trunk filled with all sorts of show props.
Chris visited Japan in 1998 and met his Japanese partner K-Bow (left). They formed the duo Funny Bones in 2002.
A particular hit with the crowd is their "Mr. Zombie" pantomime act. Chris and K-Bow each put on a sort of "wearable puppet," transforming them into giant "Mr. Zombies."