This week the theme for Glenn and Dave's Weekly Photo Challenge is "tawdry."
In Japan (and I suppose elsewhere) there are entire sub-cultures based on tawdriness. Here are a couple of random examples from my (near inexhaustible) files:
[Read about my adventure in Hell!]
[I've never been able to bring myself to write about the horrors of Tokyo Disneyland, which I've been to twice. I know, with the dread certainty of a man with a 5-year-old daughter, that I'll return there one day...]