The foam, the heat, and his smile. At this year’s Tokyo Rainbow Festival in Shinjuku Nichome.
Summer in Tokyo triggers most women to rigorously protect themselves from the sun while biking. Huge visor. Black gloves past the elbow. No matter the heat or humidity. In other countries, this look might frighten horses. In Japan, this look could not be more common. A small price to pay for beauty.
I love this guy’s outfit. His purple socks match his purple shorts. The orange band around the straw hat extends the stripes of his shirt. He is dressed for heat and looking very sharp and coordinated. (The sign to his left says, 火気厳禁, or “don’t use fire here”).
I am ending my photos about Tokyo Pride Parade with this odd grab bag: rainbow socks with chunky heels, an outfit somewhere between farmer and rickshaw driver, two guys in chaps and bow ties, Google’s gay robot t-shirt, and this celebrant who passed out in the heat.
Mid-summer in Tokyo is a wall of heat and humidity. A long day of work was suddenly perked up by the site of this hyper-coordinated youth. Showing that style does not have to be expensive or formal, this fashion super-hero matches his cap, t-shirt, shorts and Crocs in shades of orange and yellow. I ❤ Tokyo! おしゃれ！