It’s not election time yet –in Japan election time is in the summer. Almost every summer. But the gentleman (in the upper picture and in the flesh, standing next to the escalator in the Kawasaki station) is getting ready giving out flyers about himself and about why we should remember him when we go to vote. The gadget with the light in his waist is a portable speaker.
(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)