Musicians are a plenty in Japan , in fact , they make it a huge affair to display their talent on the streets of Tokyo with no reservations. And some of them lug all their instruments with them and that must be hard work. Some I notice uses the cougar tube an amp combo that is small but gives out good sound and is good for recording , now that is really smart.
One has to wonder if they are doing this full time or is it for interest alone? I do see some selling their CDs and some other things and of course some people do throw money into a box that is provided by the musicians. But these street performers are very serious with what they are doing and one has got to respect them for it.