I’ve already embraced the head towel as a summer necessity. But I wonder if the now popular, above-the-calf bracelet is a bit contrived. Am I slow to adapt?
I wonder if these bike shorts are this guy’s?!
The good news about Japanese elections is that the campaign season is short. The bad news is that it is accompanied by vans and mega-phones spewing noise pollution everywhere.
And then there are the campaign signs. For local elections, at least you see different characters in different neighborhoods. These past weeks, these hideous Diet candidate posters have haunted me throughout Tokyo.
Starting at the top, how do white gloves obscuring your face express your character? Maybe she’s too clean to hold that dirty mike, or shake constituents’ dirty hands. Below this mom-focused candidate is in front of a corporate backdrop that makes me wonder if she’s selling home cleaners or personal hygiene products. Lastly, at the bottom is the pretty male actor with a smirk.
I wish they would all go to hell, or at least shut up and remove their faces from public places.
This overexposed photograph makes the back tattoo the center of attention.
One-piece wonders. Love the jump suit tucked into rubber boots. And the purse-shaped handbag casually slung over the shoulder. I swoon just remembering this apparition.
The only way to improve this look would be the adorable “dirty labor” white boots worn by butchers, ramen shop cooks, cleaning crews, and the like.
On Yamate Dori between Nakano and Shibuya under an elevated freeway.
Check out this movie trailer. The movie Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor, explores how an adult son’s relationship with his father improves when dad comes out. Wonder if it will come to Tokyo.
With the warmer weather, every trip out of the house brings surprise and wonder. I am loving this thrash metal woman and her special skateboard backpack. Nakano gives and gives, and I am supremely grateful. Rock on, Thrasher!