heh one of these guys stands outside of Shinokubo station most days. I'm never sure whether I should give him money or not...I've heard so many stories about 'monks' asking for donations, but they're just scammers who pocket the money :/
The fake monks will usually give you a gold plastic card or other cheap looking charm. Then they actually ask for money. Real monks will just stand around with a bowl, praying or chanting. Like this guy.
Thanks! I've been here all along. I'm just posting mostly on tumblr. I reserve only my best work for DA so as not to flood it with the mediocre stuff. The good shots are few and far between. But I have a few in the pipeline in the next few days.