Clothes get minimized as temperature soars into 90s


Summer is definitely my favorite season. Despite the Crocs everywhere.



Hot salaryman parades through Nakano


It’s true that some salarymen wear the boring and cheap clothes, and have poor hygiene. Yet some really out-do themselves in self-presentation. I love the super saturated blues of the Goyard bag and pin stripe-suit, the complementary tones of hair, tan, and shoes. Why is his tongue sticking out slightly in the above photo?


Mrs O in regal purple coat while planting cherry tree with shovel. Dreamy!

A full-skirted plum coat for cherry tree planting. Thanks to for continuing to provide updates of Mrs O’s triumph in fashion and good cheer. It’s surprising to see a US First Lady who looks like our generation. But with better posture and clothes ^ ^


Does someone find this sexy?

I try to ignore most Japanese ladies fashion, particularly any clothes worn by anyone younger than 60. Young girls wearing belts or long shirts instead of skirts, famished waifs, and lollicon (Lollita complex) jailbait are all things I’ve learned to ignore.

This billboard in posh Aoyama made me stop and wonder. Ayumi Hamasaki is a very popular, youngish J-pop singer. Do large numbers of men and dykes enjoy looking at robotic ladies impersonating spooky aliens staring at us from the future?

Hamasaki-san’s “love songs” are all the more uncanny perched above a fading 1960s building with the exotic and upscale name of Aix-en Provence. Like a dying flower, this fantasy mix of future and past reminds that beauty and riches fade fast and leave their temporary marks on our awareness.


The “pair look” is huge in Japan

The “pair look” is huge in Japan. When opposite sex couples dress up in matching clothes, glasses and hair, does this make them somewhat “gay”? I love the collapse of difference. Do couples do this where you live?