I realize I don’t show much female fashion in Japan. However, the countryside convinces me that the world may not have sufficient cosmetics for long. Heavy make-up, piles of blond hair, dark tans, ciggies and traditional costume. Wow!
At the event we attended, there was a large group of women wearing traditional outfits with neon blue leg-warmers. Japan, you are the mistress of mix-and-match fashion. I love it!
Even the swan boats in this country town have luscious long lashes!
I have a small fetish for young dads. There’s something about watching them care for their toddlers and young children that adds a certain sexiness. (Same for the hot children’s swim instructors at the pool I swim at). Dads in Japan can be very young. Please don’t call me gramps yet, but clearly this festish is inter-generational. I love the infantalizing gesture of this young countryside dad with his chipmunk hat attached to his belt. Sweet!
My blog is often youth-obsessed, but a trip to the countryside reminded me how well dressed Japan’s seniors can be. Above are a group of four mature men wearing festive coats.
Below you can see another guy dressed to perfection. I like his combination of traditional and contemporary fashion.
And, lastly, I was amazed by this lovely mature lady with her miniature dog peeking out of her backpack. Despite four tiny legs, this dog probably doesn’t walk much!
Just returned from a trip to the Japanese countryside. The shinkansen or bullet train has speed and beauty. Seeing the pink and purple sky at sunset over the train is magical.
Not literally. But I’ll be in the countryside and away from this blog for the next 5 days. I am going to Numazu near Izu in Shizuoka for a bizen pottery trip with the ceramics senseis. I’ve heard two things about this “country” town: that the Emperor has a place there, and that it has one of Japan’s largest collections of love hotels.
Please check back next week for an update.