My favorite photo from this summer’s Nichome Rainbow matsuri. Because of thunder storms, the normally 3 hour festival was shorted. Still, plenty of beautiful people out in the street. I love this girl’s costume and attitude.
I love this lady’s posture and super-coordinated outfit. Her pink umbrella matches her barrette. If only I could look so dignified in public.
I am excited to climb up to the temporary living room set up around the statue of Columbus Circle on Friday. I love the crazy Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi and his upscale domestication of this well-situated piece of Amerikana. I especially love the pink and red decor scheme, which matches exactly this blog.
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!
So much fun drag at the Tokyo Pride Parade last weekend. I love how Marie Antoinette stands near the 60s mod flight attendant (whom the husband thinks is a famous person; anyone know who she is?).
The drag fun also included some real women in fantastic outfits, including this very happy pink bunny above. I love how the lady below made her dress and hat and necklace all out of the ubiquitous blue sheet.
There was also some fierce foreign drag.
An interesting “international” couple with lady towering over gent.
And another variation of the American flag as costume.
Tokyo Pride Parade, like any gay festival, has its fair share of scary drag. Above is a possibly female, definitely middle-aged school girl with a small stuffed animal pinned to her head. Below is what the hubb calls “Akebake” or Akihabara inspired costume that includes a long un-styled wig and hugge paws with pink palms. I’ll post some more appealing images tomorrow!
I love the combination of this youth’s purple and blue outfit beneath the pink lanterns set up for cherry blossom season. Amidst all the drab gray concrete of Tokyo, there is natural and human color everywhere!
More street fashion for you, dear readers.
After almost two years living in Tokyo, I am still confused by fashion markers. Here we have shocking pink running shoes, contrasting neon colors, and a single-sex group of young guys. I thought I had finally learned that all those markers were signs of heterosexuality in Japan. However, the young Japanese-American couple I was with (and later the husband) are convinced that these guys are gay. For them, the tip-off is the Mexican wrestler backpack. Go figure!
One of my absolute favorite Japanese blogs is Love Hotel Japan, which is one filthy story after the next about a Swedish young woman who enjoys lots of Japanese men and tells!
This week she reveals more details than most people would need to know about her new gyaruo boyfriend: a guy who wears heavy foundation & eyebrow pencil, spends an hour and a half flat-ironing his hair, and enjoys wearing pink Panther undies, blowing bubbles inside the love hotel room, and using pink egg vibrators on himself.
The detail is stunning and over-the-top. As a bonus, she provides a link to a gyaruo blog (not her boyfriend’s).