Doesn’t the pharmacy owner realize that this mascot is scaring away the customers?
This image seems to capture the hopes for a lucky new year. A happy face and a candy apple seem like a good start.
I love this video showing what happens when seven salarymen dance through NYC. The group Genki Sudo was founded by a former martial arts fighter turned singer and dancer. Via Twitter’s @burritojustice.
This young man has an obvious talent for two things: making his hair bigger, and texting on his telephone. The festival is ending, and the street is full of garbage. Yet, our angel of the night is in another world.
It’s true that this blog rarely looks closely at ladies, particularly those under 50. But randomly meeting these ladies, and all of us receiving matching rakes was fun.
The husband took one look at this photo, and declared yakuza. I like the traditional kimono, the fedora, and the over-sized kumade rake. This gent seems to be preening for attention no less ardently than the male hosts.
I am more partial to the faux rocker style of male hosts. Their hair is taller, their skin is oranger, and they look like they are more fun. I like how they stick together at the Tori no Ichi festival, and carefully coordinate their club look.
And apparently provide some new filthy comedy.
As the manager explained to me, Grupo Dandy is more than a male host club. It’s three or four male host clubs! The dandies all had the same fashion: dark, shiny suits, big hair, sort of a cross between salary man and gangsta. I don’t think it’s sufficiently edgy.
I want to end the year on a happy note. So I’ll post images of male hosts taken at this year’s 3rd Tori no Ichi festival, at my beloved Hanazono Jinja. It’s smack dab in the middle of Ni chome, Kabukicho, and the department stores. This year, I chatted with many male hosts who were seeking luck while parading style. So many inappropriate looks!