I love that prayer thrives with street food, subculture fashion, and earnest requests for money. Am I a believer?
Wow! That’s an incredible knit hat in some crazy colors. I love how the vertical greens and blue yarns are accented with hot pink bands, top decoration, ear flaps, and dangling pom poms. It shows off this guy’s blonde hair well, don’t you think? Crazy fashion makes the transition to winter so much easier!
I love the 2 phones and 1 book on this Metro platform bench, with one mask in the background. Tokyo Metro is such a treat!
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!
JR Nakano station is always a people-watching pleasure. Less self-conscious than Harajuku and less desperate than Shibuya, Nakano’s station attracts the hip, the funky, and the downright strange. This is the first in a 3 part series of JR characters.
I love how nonchalant is this lady wearing a sparkly pink top, fluorescent blue skirt, several handbags, and a hat that will not stop. Japanese are so polite that no one stared, and I was the only one who immediately pulled out my camera.
The hat is a marvelous creation. Perched on top of the main quilted, multi-patterned hat, which nearly obscures her (?) face, there is a blue sequin mini-hat, pink butterfly wings, many feathers, a stuffed lady bug, and an over-sized candy inside a rolled up wrapper.
What other objects do you think would go with this hat?