I salute, thee, lifeguard. Costume and staging cannot be over-estimated.
Given how punitive most of Japan is about tattoos (out-lawed at most sports clubs, public gyms, sentos, and onsen), it’s great to see so many at the beach! Rock on!
The husband thinks his hair is 80s gangster. I think he’s dreamy.
Who is he messaging?
This overexposed photograph makes the back tattoo the center of attention.
These XXX large men with tattoos look dangerous. Maybe I shouldn’t have taken their photos? It was irresistible.
The problem with all the deep tanning in Japan is that it’s hard to see the ample tattoos. I like this tete-a-tete.
No matter where you are in the world, there’s the allure of surfers. My favorite view of them, of course, is in the parking lot. This photo’s wall is suggestive for what is shows and what it conceals.
This is the start of my beach series, with photos of tattoos, lifeguards, and strange male behavior featured from the shores of Kanagawa to Chiba. Japan is at its freest and most delinquent at the beach.