I have terrible news to share from inner west Tokyo. This will be yet another summer of Crocs. You thought this ugly fad would have long passed, no? Recently I spotted Crocs worn by a yanki with gold lame accented sweats, as well as a rather stylish senior gentleman. The horror!
Still, I love the way this yanki is staring down my camera.
Koenji’s Awa Odori is one of my favorite Tokyo street festivals. The senior in gold lame really rocks his outfit with diagonal primary color stripes and a patterned head cloth. Wow! I think he should be giving the young people some fashion lessons.
Here’s another image to give you an idea of how much people-watching fun this street fair affords.
A friend and I were walking in Ginza, and were startled to see what looked like a protest approaching us. Had we ever seen a group parading in the auto traffic lanes of a major street? What could they be advocating? Despite the police accompaniment, this turned out to be a faux march promoting sake. Kind of lame.