subway

Some commute hour train moe

Photographer Michael Wolf created a series of photos of Tokyo’s crowded subways and trains. It’s no secret that morning rush hour and also last train can be an intimate experience with strangers. The photo above is my moe favorite. You can see more online, and at a San Francisco art gallery.

Slutty girls even grab gay guy’s attention!

Regular readers know that I rarely feature female fashion. Well, Christophe, this one is for you! I saw this young lady in the subway, and was amazed at her ridiculously slutty early spring outfit. Piles of damaged hair, puffy down jacket, shorts that are almost invisible, neon skull high socks, and doc martin boots featuring a bikini-clad lady in a rose bush. At the moment I saw her, I recognized there is a higher power, and I must strive harder to be fabulous in Tokyo.

No pants on NYC & Tokyo subways this Sunday

This Sunday, the day before “Coming of Age” day in Japan, New York City leads a global “no pants” day on its subway created by Improv Everywhere. The announcement was forwarded to me by a source I am too embarrassed to reveal or even refer to.

The conditions of joining are twofold:

1) Willing to take pants off on subway
2) Able to keep a straight face about it

More information here for NYC. There will also be ones in Tokyo, and twenty-six global cities. Given Tokyo’s fashion extremes and ridiculously high skirts, I wonder if anyone would notice any extra thass in the Tokyo subway. On the other hand, the husband cautiously warns that we could be arrested for “public indecency.”

Is anyone going?

Subway mirrors

Subway mirrors

It is amazing that every Tokyo Metro and JR station has these free-standing mirrors. It is not uncommon to see men spend five minutes or more publicly adjusting their hair. Primping, fluffing, biggen’ing, slicking, and moving strands from one side to the other. I love how natural, unselfconscious and public all this male vanity is.

As my blog theme attests, there is a fine and delicious line between male vanity and delinquency. Male vanity is one of Tokyo’s most remarkable and unremarked features! In the photo above, it seems the four mirrors are there to accommodate rush hour grooming!