“A woman should always have fair skin,” one mask-wearing bather explained. This made in China fashion puts Tokyo ladies and their giant visors and elbow sleeves to shame.
Pokemon butt at beer vendor in Tokyo Pride Parade
I had a fantastic time at the Tokyo Pride Parade on Saturday. Despite the August heat and humidity, the atmosphere, costumes, and Okinawan music were joyous. The hubb and two good friends joined me and about 10,000 people in Yoyogi and then marching through Shibuya and Meiji Jingu Mae.
I don’t have time to sort through all the photos (and several videos), but I want to post my favorite photo today. There were about eight middle-aged Pokemon wearing furry but revealing outfits.
I hope that these adult Pokemon prompted some awkward child-parent questions during the parade! Here they are lined up for canned beer.
If you’re in Tokyo, you can check out the “gay matsuri” festival from 4 pm to 7 pm on Sunday in Ni-chome. It’s a street fair organized by the bar owners, with promises of a portable shrine carried by lesbians, music and performances.
Up your alley: Dore Alley fair this weekend
My favorite religious holiday, Dore Alley, is this Sunday in San Francisco. If you are able to participate this year, please let me know how the festivities are. There’s also a nice poster for the Bay of Pigs party the night before.