Pre-season at Zushi beach starts with group tanning



Summer in Tokyo is glorious, especially at the beach. Officially June is still rainy season, but there’s always a few beach days between the monsoons. This four-some is prepping for the beach season with mid-day tanning, while I cower under the UV tent. Trying out a new “rugged” point and shoot with zoom.

Who is this mystery woman?


Summer in Tokyo triggers most women to rigorously protect themselves from the sun while biking. Huge visor. Black gloves past the elbow. No matter the heat or humidity. In other countries, this look might frighten horses. In Japan, this look could not be more common. A small price to pay for beauty.