Can’t wait to read Kaz Ichikawa’s latest, which he promises is about a pair of ramen master DILFs. What more could you want in a fantasy?
This quick portrait of Tokyo-based illustrator Adrian Hogan found him at work animating a dancing pig. I am in awe of his drawing skill, and inspired by his adorable pig.
Any more delicious stories about Bo Guagua, the hard-partying son of the now disgraced Communist Party boss in China? It seems his family gathered US$160 million in the past ten years of political power. And the son has been partying hard, from England’s top prep schools and universities, to Harvard. Where are Japan’s messy princelings? In the US, are the Bush kids the equivalent of Guagua?
It’s humbling and astonishing that this blog will reach 200,000 page views this weekend. I must thank my super attentive readers who have filled in all of my pop culture gaps, sent in blog tips that I have shamelessly re-used, and otherwise encouraged this strange endeavor. Diary, document, adventure, and communication, Tokyo Moe has become much more than I expected.
Is there more of something that you’d like to see in the future?
I am not sure why bad boy x-sumo champion Asashoryu is posing next to Japan’s medal-winning wrestlers. But I like it! It’s funny to see a sumo big boy in a conservative suit, and the wrestlers outfits are revealing. I love combinations of unrelated masculinity. More is definitely better ^^
I am wrapping up this fashion tour of the countryside with the incongruous site of the American Dream tour bus. In wonderfully eclectic fashion, an American theme– complete with eagle and red-white-and-blue– is fully compatible with the “hinomaru” and rising sun of Japanese nationalism. Why choose one theme when you can just have more!
What do you like best about Japanese country fashion? Do you get outside big cities often? What’s most inspiring about country fashion where you live?
Apparently this lady in the red coat loves the pope more than she should. Love the shouting! And tourists continue snapping pix. According to papal sources, the fangirl had no “malicious intentions.”